Ankara

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
9/265
Details
Large apartment$350.00
Medium apartment$310.00
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$260.00

Cost of Living

9
32/250
Details
5km taxi ride$3.50
A Cappuccino$2.20
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$0.93
Bread$0.30
Inflation [score]0.87
Lunch$6.10
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$37.00
Movie ticket$3.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$29.81

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 groups30
Meetups members10831
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months80
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.59
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.53
Total number of startups113

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
177/265
Details
Airport hub42
Airport hub [score]0.25
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.15

Commute

5
95/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Turkey/Ankara
Traffic handling [score]0.71

Business Freedom

6
197/263
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
108/265
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
119/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.83
Healthcare quality [score]0.72
Life expectancy (years)75.75
Life expectancy [score]0.54

Education

2
200/239
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)40
PISA ranking43
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.30
PISA reading (high school)38
PISA science (high school)42
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
242/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.30
Cleanliness [score]0.31
Drinking water quality [score]0.26
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

4
201/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area3.62
Currency for urban areaTRY
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.49
GDP per capita$19610.44
GDP per capita [score]0.33

Taxation

4
149/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.59
Income tax level [score]0.30
Profit tax (% of profit)0.41
Time overhead to file company taxes217
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

5
177/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)26.09
Internet access (download) [score]0.55
Internet access (upload) [score]0.38
Upload speed (Mbps)7.96

Leisure & Culture

8
23/264
Details
Art galleries183
Art galleries [score]0.94
Cinemas139
Cinemas [score]0.96
Comedy clubs193
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues197
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites165
Historical sites [score]0.87
Museums89
Museums [score]0.83
Performing art venues101
Performing arts [score]1.00
Sport venues159
Sports [score]0.97
Zoos57
Zoos [score]0.86

Tolerance

4
235/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.09
LGBT Equality Index31.46
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.29
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]0.60

Outdoors

5
96/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.49
Median peak in meters1516.00
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 250 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)

$240$380
$310
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$18
Monthly public transport$37
Lunch$6
-61%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Ankara are below average. For this job type, Ankara ranks 186th for salaries among 265 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)

$30,459
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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Ankara in position 139 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Ankara

Population of Ankara

5,072,900
421 /km²
207/264
Density (people per unit of area)
13%
Growth in 2015-2020
Ankara

Demographics of Turkey

Median age
31
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
75
GDP per capita (in USD)
$19,610
200/262
Unemployment
10%
220/263

Languages

English proficiency score
48
213/228
Common spoken languages
Turkish

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Founder
8.64%
Web Developer
4.94%
Marketing Manager
3.70%
Customer Support
3.70%
Software Engineer
3.70%
Data Scientist
2.47%
Administrative Assistant
2.47%
Other
70.37%

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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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Turkey
49th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

126th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

72nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

60th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

103rd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

58th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

55th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

22nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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