Thanks to its low living costs, expats are increasingly heading to Turkey to make a new life. But just how low are these living costs?
We’ve listed a number of common items and services that you’ll need when you move to Turkey. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Note: As of today, 1 lira = £.43, .51 euros or USD$.65
Food and drink
Bottle of local wine 11 lira
Bottle of imported wine 35 lira
Local bottle of wine in a bar 35 lira
Small glass of beer in a bar 3 to 4 lira
Fruit and vegetables (lira per kilogram)
Lettuce (large) 1
New potatoes 2
Oranges and grapefruit 1
Loaf of bread .5
Six eggs 1.39
Litre of milk 1.69
Box of 80 teabags 4.79
(Monthly costs for a two-bedroom duplex)
Council tax 10
Mobile phone 80
Home insurance 37
Out and about
Local bus fare 2
Two-course meal for two with wine 70
Cinema ticket 6
Taxi (25km approx) 75
Running a car
Road tax: Depending on the age of the car and the engine, you’ll pay anything from 800 – 4000 lira/year in road tax. Check here under "Sayili tarife" for more information.
Traffic insurance: This varies wildly depending on the age and make of the car.
95 Octane 3.75 lira/litre
95 Octane Ultimate 3.82 lira/litre
Prices may vary depending on where you are.