Ankara

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
13/263
Details
Large apartment$429.98
Medium apartment$374.34
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$318.70

Cost of Living

8
47/261
Details
5km taxi ride$3.70
A Cappuccino$2.60
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$1.00
Bread$0.32
Inflation [score]0.83
Lunch$6.20
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$5.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$31.83

Startups

4
168/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups31
Meetups members8368
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months92
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.59
Startup events4
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.24
Startups [score]0.53
Total number of startups115

Venture Capital

2
205/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.22

Travel Connectivity

2
172/260
Details
Airport hub42
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.15

Commute

5
110/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Turkey/Ankara
Traffic handling [score]0.65

Business Freedom

6
193/259
Details
Business freedom65.40
Business freedom [score]0.47
Freedom from corruption45.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.38
Lack of labor restrictions48.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.25
Time to open a business6.50
Time to open a business [score]0.94

Safety

8
107/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.58
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents13
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.95

Healthcare

7
119/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.83
Healthcare quality [score]0.74
Life expectancy (years)75.75
Life expectancy [score]0.54

Education

4
175/230
Details
Best university in rankingBilkent University
Best university ranking375
Country mean scores in PISA math test441.66
Country mean scores in PISA reading test475.49
Country mean scores in PISA science test463.41
PISA math ranking (high school)41
PISA ranking40
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)38
PISA science (high school)40
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.42
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.26
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.02
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

3
236/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.33
Drinking water quality [score]0.24
Urban greenery [score]0.30

Economy

4
196/258
Details
Currency for urban areaTRY
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.49
GDP per capita$19610.44
GDP per capita [score]0.32

Taxation

5
138/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.59
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.41
Time overhead to file company taxes217

Internet Access

6
117/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)27.25
Internet access (download) [score]0.56
Internet access (upload) [score]0.55
Upload speed (Mbps)13.16

Leisure & Culture

8
25/263
Details
Art galleries185
Art galleries [score]0.94
Cinemas138
Cinemas [score]0.95
Comedy clubs193
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues196
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites159
Historical sites [score]0.86
Museums85
Museums [score]0.83
Performing art venues99
Performing arts [score]1.00
Sport venues153
Sports [score]0.96
Zoos56
Zoos [score]0.87

Tolerance

4
232/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.09
LGBT Equality Index31.46
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.31
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.55

Outdoors

5
75/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.55
Median peak in meters1522.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)871.00
Water access [score]0.55
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Ankara are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Ankara will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$238$399
$319
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$18
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$6
-58%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Ankara are below average. For this job type, Ankara ranks 206th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Ankara.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$27,854
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

12.50
Guns per 100 people
1.95
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Ankara in position 146 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Ankara, Turkey

Cinnah Caddesi, No. 88 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey

Phone: (00) (90) (312) 4422523

Embassy of Turkey in Afghanistan

Shah Mahmoud Ghazi Khan Street No.134, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) (20) 210 1581,3253

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

243

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Ankara


Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Literally and figuratively, it is located at the heart of both Turkey and Central Anatolia, the surrounding region. The population is around 4.5 million.

Ankara is the administrative hub of Turkey and a huge university town, so it has a large population of government workers and university students. As the national capital Ankara is home to a large population of foreign diplomats and embassy staff, it offers goods and services that might be more difficult to find in other Turkish cities — for example you will have no problem ordering a cappuccino or a hamburger.

Ankara is a sprawling, modern city which can appear as little more than a dull, concrete jungle at first glance — most non-local Turks view Ankara as a depressive and grey city with nothing in offer other than the boring world of politics. Consequently, many tourists tend to use it merely as a transit point for getting to places like Konya or Cappadocia. However, Ankara does have a lot to offer for those prepared to look a bit deeper — as the proud capital of the Turkish Republic, it is easy to trace the steps of the early republican years here, whether it be in the shape of the fine buildings of the first national architecture movement or the 1940s monuments following the totalitarian aesthetics of the era. Local museums abound with some of the best pieces of art in the country, ancient and modern. And since it originally lies on the mostly barren Central Anatolian steppelands, Ankara vigorously pursued a policy of tree planting, which resulted in many parks and forestlands around the city, which add to its charms.

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