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How Much is the Cost of Living in Turkey in 2023?

One of the questions that people who want to travel to Turkey are most concerned about is How much is the cost of living in Tükiye in 2023? In addition, food fees in Turkey, living in Turkey, accommodation fees in Turkey and rental prices in Turkey 2023, Is living expensive in Turkey? are being investigated. In this article, we will try to give you information about the cost of living in Turkey in 2023 and How much do you need per month to live in Turkey?

The Cost of Living in Turkey in 2023?

Those who have Turkey among their travel and Decoupage plans are making researches to prepare financially before coming to Turkey. Those who want to come to Turkey for different reasons are wondering about the cost of living in Turkey 2023. In the continuation of our ai, you can find the answers to all the questions that are stuck in your mind…

Although it varies according to your lifestyle and preferences, life for students in Turkey is quite affordable. On this page, you can find answers to possible questions that may arise in your mind about the basic expenditure items of an international student.


Living Costs in Turkey

Household Bill Expenses: This expense item is quite inexpensive compared to the high rental costs in Turkey. The monthly fees include electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, Internet, gas and satellite packages. Those who live in apartments with six or more dwellings will also have to pay dues additionally. You can foresee a budget between Dec 400 and 1500 TL per month for the smooth functioning of your house.

Council Tax and Insurance: These annual costs are really funny figures for people living abroad, because they account for a very small part of wages in countries like the UK. Council tax is calculated based on the official price band of your property and how many people are on the title deeds. Earthquake insurance is mandatory and depends on the square meter of your property. You can also upgrade your insurance to theft and fire protection. You can expect to pay 400-700 TL per year for these expenses.

Eating Out – Drinking: Affordable budget and fast food meals are around 40 TL, while the cost of food in middle-class restaurants can go up to 150 TL per person. Beer prices in buffets vary between 22 and 40 liras, but if you go to a bar, it can go up to 70 Dec. You can expect to pay 150 TL for a bottle of medium quality wine.

Transportation: If you are planning to live in Istanbul, transportation is a big cost and using public transportation services will allow you to save about 602 TL per month. Otherwise, gasoline vehicles with a price of 22 liras will be quite expensive, while car owners should allocate about 15,000 TL per year for maintenance, insurance and motor vehicle tax.

Health Services: General health services in Turkey are free of charge for citizens. People who are not citizens of the Republic of Turkey, on the other hand, can get health services at much more affordable prices compared to many countries. In addition, health services can be obtained at more affordable prices under private health insurance.

Food Shopping: Single people or couples who do not have budget problems can save in this area compared to other European countries. For fruits, vegetables and dairy products, it is cheaper to use local Sundays instead of leading supermarkets, for fairly good products this rate is about 300 TL per week. Currently, lamb and beef are expensive in Turkey, and their weight Decays between 120-150 TL. The most commonly eaten meat in Turkey is chicken meat, the average price of which is 70 TL.


General Monthly Forecast

If we use the assumption that you own your own property and do not have rent or credit to pay, the cost of living in Turkey is about 6,000 TL for a decent lifestyle, while in large cities such as Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, it increases to 9,000 TL.


Transportation in Turkey

You can easily travel from Turkey to many cities of Europe and Central / Near Asia by land and air, and you can take advantage of transportation options suitable for every budget. Especially the airports in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya are the bases that provide connecting flights to many capitals and major cities in the world today.

The duration of some of the direct flights operated from Istanbul to various cities of the world are as follows:

USA-New York 10 hours
Germany-Berlin 2 hours 10 min
Albania-Tirana 1 hour
Azerbaijan-Baku 2 hours 15 min
Bahrain 3 hours 15 min
Bulgaria-Sofia 40 Minutes
Belgium-Brussels 2 hours 45 min
United Arab Emirates-Dubai 3 hours 45 min
Bosnia and Herzegovina-Sarajevo 1 hour
Algeria-Algeria 2 hours 50 min
China-Beijing 8 hours 50 min
Denmark-Copenhagen 2 hours 30 min
Ethiopia-Addis Ababa 4 hours 35 Min
Finland-Helsinki 2 hours 40 min
France-Paris 2 hours 30 min
South Africa-Johannesburg 9hrs 15mins
South Korea-Seoul 9hrs 55mins
Georgia-Tbilisi 1 hour 40 min
India-Delhi 5 hours 40 min
Iraq-Baghdad 2 hours
England-London 3 hours
Iran-Tehran 2 hours 30 min
Spain-Madrid 3 hours 25 min
Italy-Rome 1 hour 45 min
Jordan-Amman 1 hour 55 min
Ukraine-Kiev 1 hour 20 min
Turkmenistan-Ashgabat 3 hours 10 min
Saudi Arabia-Riyadh 3 hours 20 min
Serbia-Belgrade 1 hour
Russia-Moscow 2 hours 10 min
Romania-Bucharest 35 Minutes
Portugal-Lisbon 4 hours
Poland-Warsaw 1 hour 45 min
Pakistan-Karachi 4hrs 55mins
Uzbekistan-Tashkent 4 hours 10 min
Egypt-Cairo 1 hour 30 min
Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur 10 hours 20 min
Lebanon-Beirut 1 hour 15 min
Macedonia-Skopje 50 Minutes
Libya-Tripoli 2 hours
Hungary-Budapest 7 hours 35 min
Latvia-Riga 2 hours 15 min
Kuwait 2 hours 40 min
Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek 4 hours 50 min
Kırbıs-Nicosia 1 hour
Kenya-Nairobi 5hrs 55mins
Kazakhstan-Astana 4 hours 15 min
Japan-Tokyo 11 hours
Passenger connections with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq and Syria, neighbors with which Turkey has a land border, are also provided by bus services, the number of which is increasing every day.

Domestic transportation is also provided comfortably and safely with developed land and airline networks. A discounted tariff is offered to students on the transportation routes provided by the state and sometimes by private transportation companies.

The most common means of intercity transportation are luxury/ comfortable buses, where services such as food and beverages, internet, TV are provided. Bus services are usually offered by dozens of private companies operating in certain regions.

Railway transportation supported by the state is also widespread, comfortable and affordable. Ankara-Konya-Ankara, Konya-Eskişehir-Istanbul (Pendik)-Konya and Ankara-Eskişehir-Istanbul (Pendik)-Ankara lines are served by high-speed trains, and conventional trains are served on other lines. Work is also underway for new high-speed train lines.


General Information About Turkey

  • Where is the capital? Ankara
  • What is the political system? the Republic of Turkey, founded in 1923, is a democratic, secular, social, rule-of-law state
  • What is the Official Language? Turkish
  • How long is the population? 82 million
  • How are international relations? It is a member of the Council of Europe, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE and the
  • G-20. It has been in a Customs Union with the EU since 1995 and negotiations on full membership to the EU have been ongoing since 2005.
  • What is the Currency? Turkish Lira
  • What is the time zone used? GMT +3
  • What is the climate like? It is in the temperate climate zone. In coastal regions, summers are hot and dry, winters are warm and rainy, while in inland and eastern regions, winters are cold and rainy.
  • What is the Phone Code? +90
  • What is the Internet country Area Code? .en
  • What is the GSM band in operation? GSM 900 and GSM 1800 for 2G; UMTS 2100 for 3G; LTE 800, LTE 900, LTE 1800, LTE 2100, LTE 2600 for 4G.
    (Please check whether your Mobile Phones support these bands.)
  • How is the traffic flow? Right
  • How many volts do electrical appliances work with? It is 220 V, 50 Hz. The electricity supplied to the houses in
  • Turkey is 220 volts and dual sockets are used in European standards.
  • Holidays and Public Holidays New Year: January 1
  • National Sovereignty and Children’s Day: April 23
  • Labor and Solidarity Day: May 1st
  • Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day: May 19
  • Democracy and National Unity Day: July 15
  • Victory Day: August 30
  • Republic Day: October 29
  • Eid al-Fitr: Variable according to the year
  • Eid al-Adha: Variable according to the year

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