Travel budget in Turkey

Turkey: calculate your travel budget

Turkey: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Turkey for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.7 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 847* (6328 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1312* (9786 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1969* (14700 £)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Turkey in 2020

Cost of living: Turkey VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Turkey in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Turkey by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Turkey compared to the national average.

Cities /Turkey View Details
Istanbul 30% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Istanbul
Ephesus 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ephesus
Bodrum 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bodrum
Siirt 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siirt
Zonguldak 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zonguldak
Gebze 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gebze
Ankara 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ankara
Izmir 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Izmir
Marmaris 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Marmaris
Side 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Side
Antalya 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Antalya
Alanya 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alanya

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Local prices in Turkey by expense type

Turkey: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Turkey costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.3/person
($ 2 to $ 6)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 6.7/person
($ 4.7 to $ 16)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.3/person
($ 2.6 to $ 3.9)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Turkey: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Turkey costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 58 to $ 61)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 42 to $ 71)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 51 to $ 83)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 66 to $ 143)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 177/night
($ 128 to $ 250)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 57/month
($ 48 to $ 67)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 67/month
($ 46 to $ 101)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 88/month
($ 57 to $ 136)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 96/month
($ 73 to $ 126)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 146/month
($ 93 to $ 230)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Turkey: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Turkey costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.3/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 8.7)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.8/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 4.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 12)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Turkey: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Turkey costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
($ 20 to $ 38)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 114)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Turkey: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Turkey costs 69% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 65/month
($ 41 to $ 114)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 14/month
($ 10.2 to $ 21)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 222/month
($ 134 to $ 374)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 138/month
($ 95 to $ 202)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 376/month
($ 202 to $ 667)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 236/month
($ 147 to $ 401)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 23/month
($ 14 to $ 41)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 230/month
($ 134 to $ 401)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5296/yr
($ 2665 to $ 10659)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Turkey: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkey costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 6.7 to $ 21)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Turkey: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Turkey costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 2.6)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 34
($ 17 to $ 61)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 12 to $ 41)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 59
($ 36 to $ 88)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 46
($ 28 to $ 75)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Istanbul
New York City → Istanbul
New York City → Istanbul
$ 869
(fair price: $ 686)
Manchester → Antalya
Manchester → Antalya
Manchester → Antalya
$ 366
(fair price: $ 284)
Toronto (Ontario) → Istanbul
Toronto (Ontario) → Istanbul
Toronto (Ontario) → Istanbul
$ 1032
(fair price: $ 844)
Los Angeles → Istanbul
Los Angeles  → Istanbul
Los Angeles  → Istanbul
$ 1047
(fair price: $ 870)
Manchester → Istanbul
Manchester → Istanbul
Manchester → Istanbul
$ 292
(fair price: $ 239)
London → Antalya
London → Antalya
London → Antalya
$ 314
(fair price: $ 253)
Dublin → Istanbul
Dublin → Istanbul
Dublin → Istanbul
$ 292
(fair price: $ 245)
Edinburgh → Istanbul
Edinburgh → Istanbul
Edinburgh → Istanbul
$ 322
(fair price: $ 273)
Dublin → Izmir
Dublin → Izmir
Dublin → Izmir
$ 347
(fair price: $ 290)
Montreal → Istanbul
Montreal → Istanbul
Montreal → Istanbul
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 869)
London → Izmir
London → Izmir
London → Izmir
$ 291
(fair price: $ 238)
Sydney → Istanbul
Sydney → Istanbul
Sydney → Istanbul
$ 1194
(fair price: $ 1002)
Edinburgh → Antalya
Edinburgh → Antalya
Edinburgh → Antalya
$ 379
(fair price: $ 310)
London → Istanbul
London → Istanbul
London → Istanbul
$ 222
(fair price: $ 187)
Melbourne → Istanbul
Melbourne → Istanbul
Melbourne → Istanbul
$ 1203
(fair price: $ 1041)
Manchester → Izmir
Manchester → Izmir
Manchester → Izmir
$ 335
(fair price: $ 277)
Dublin → Antalya
Dublin → Antalya
Dublin → Antalya
$ 311
(fair price: $ 272)
London → Ankara
London → Ankara
London → Ankara
$ 310
(fair price: $ 244)
Perth → Istanbul
Perth → Istanbul
Perth → Istanbul
$ 1174
(fair price: $ 986)
Auckland → Istanbul
Auckland → Istanbul
Auckland → Istanbul
$ 1554
(fair price: $ 1228)
Manchester → Ankara
Manchester → Ankara
Manchester → Ankara
$ 354
(fair price: $ 284)
New York City → Antalya
New York City → Antalya
New York City → Antalya
$ 838
(fair price: $ 722)
Edinburgh → Izmir
Edinburgh → Izmir
Edinburgh → Izmir
$ 367
(fair price: $ 305)
New York City → Izmir
New York City → Izmir
New York City → Izmir
$ 870
(fair price: $ 733)
New York City → Ankara
New York City → Ankara
New York City → Ankara
$ 1008
(fair price: $ 817)
Toronto (Ontario) → Ankara
Toronto (Ontario) → Ankara
Toronto (Ontario) → Ankara
$ 1114
(fair price: $ 948)
Toronto (Ontario) → Antalya
Toronto (Ontario) → Antalya
Toronto (Ontario) → Antalya
$ 1040
(fair price: $ 893)
Melbourne → Ankara
Melbourne → Ankara
Melbourne → Ankara
$ 1382
(fair price: $ 1176)
Dublin → Ankara
Dublin → Ankara
Dublin → Ankara
$ 349
(fair price: $ 296)
Sydney → Ankara
Sydney → Ankara
Sydney → Ankara
$ 1332
(fair price: $ 1170)
Toronto (Ontario) → Izmir
Toronto (Ontario) → Izmir
Toronto (Ontario) → Izmir
$ 1101
(fair price: $ 927)
Los Angeles → Antalya
Los Angeles  → Antalya
Los Angeles  → Antalya
$ 1023
(fair price: $ 897)
Edinburgh → Ankara
Edinburgh → Ankara
Edinburgh → Ankara
$ 394
(fair price: $ 330)
Los Angeles → Ankara
Los Angeles  → Ankara
Los Angeles  → Ankara
$ 1360
(fair price: $ 1004)
Montreal → Antalya
Montreal → Antalya
Montreal → Antalya
$ 1099
(fair price: $ 918)
Montreal → Ankara
Montreal → Ankara
Montreal → Ankara
$ 1363
(fair price: $ 993)
Perth → Ankara
Perth → Ankara
Perth → Ankara
$ 1286
(fair price: $ 1081)
Los Angeles → Izmir
Los Angeles  → Izmir
Los Angeles  → Izmir
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 923)
Auckland → Ankara
Auckland → Ankara
Auckland → Ankara
$ 2044
(fair price: $ 1461)
Montreal → Izmir
Montreal → Izmir
Montreal → Izmir
$ 1097
(fair price: $ 966)

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About the information on the cost of living in Turkey

The information about the cost of living in Turkey shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Turkey updated on 19-09-2020.

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