Istanbul

Cost of living in Istanbul, Turkey

Costs of living in Istanbul are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 249 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Istanbul 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

$510$850
$680
Median rent in city center
-51%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Medium apartment

$420$710
$560
Median rent in city center
-50%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Small apartment

$330$560
$440
Median rent in city center
-48%
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$1.10-62%21/266
Bread$0.24-69%14/264
A Cappuccino$2.40-29%60/266
A beer$1.80-8%129/264
Lunch$6.30-46%48/266
Transportation
Monthly public transport$50-14%115/266
5km taxi ride$3.60-56%50/264
Other
Movie ticket$5-50%36/266
Monthly fitness club membership$39-20%89/266
Broadband internet connection$18-51%36/250