Istanbul

Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

Costs of living in İstanbul are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 245 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to İstanbul 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 prices in Istanbul

Large apartment

$530$910
$720
Median rent in city center
-46%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Medium apartment

$440$760
$600
Median rent in city center
-45%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Small apartment

$350$600
$480
Median rent in city center
-42%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Prices for items of daily living

PricePrice compared to the average price of all citiesPrice ranking compared to all cities
Food & drink
A kilogram of Apples$1.10-60%22/265
Bread$0.23-75%16/263
A Cappuccino$2.90-13%91/265
A beer$1.80-9%123/263
Lunch$7.30-36%71/265
Transportation
Monthly public transport$54-4%132/265
5km taxi ride$4-49%61/265
Other
Movie ticket$5.30-46%43/265
Monthly fitness club membership$43-12%130/265
Broadband internet connection$18-51%36/250