Cost of living in Bursa, Turkey

Summary of cost of living in Bursa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 10,043TL
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,048TL
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Bursa, Turkey. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 38TL
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 22TL
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12TL
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.58TL
12 eggs, large 11TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.23TL
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.17TL
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.17TL
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10TL
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 55TL
2 liters of coca-cola 4.36TL
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.78TL
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,684TL
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,477TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 486TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,859TL
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,022TL
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 400TL
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 62TL
40” flat screen tv 1,717TL
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 446TL
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 28TL
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22TL
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 217TL
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 140TL
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 324TL
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 270TL
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 152,804TL
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7TL
Monthly ticket public transport 148TL
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 36TL
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12TL
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18TL
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 183TL
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 25TL
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14TL
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12TL
4 rolls of toilet paper 7TL
Tube of toothpaste 11TL
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31TL
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 107TL
2 tickets to the movies 33TL
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 137TL
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 149TL
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 36TL
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14TL
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 18TL
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,350TL
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.45TL
1 month of gym membership in business district 196TL
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 14TL
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 295 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: April 07, 2020

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