Travel budget and cost of living in Turkey how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 692* (3920 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 3.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1361* (7728 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2020* (11452 £)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Turkey VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Turkey in 2019 is 53% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Turkey in 2019 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 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Istanbul
Gebze 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gebze
Bodrum 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bodrum
Bursa 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bursa
Erzurum 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Erzurum
Izmir 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Izmir
Ankara 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ankara
Alanya 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alanya
Marmaris 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Marmaris
Side 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Side
Antalya 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Antalya

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Local prices in Turkey by expense type

Restaurant budget in Turkey

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Turkey costs 60% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.6/person
($ 2.6 to $ 5.3)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 7/person
($ 5.3 to $ 10.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.6/person
($ 2.9 to $ 4.4)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.6 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.2)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Turkey

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Turkey costs 52% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 45 to $ 67)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 40 to $ 69)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 66/night
($ 49 to $ 82)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 60 to $ 136)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 187/night
($ 128 to $ 262)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 40/month
($ 32 to $ 53)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 71/month
($ 45 to $ 125)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 94/month
($ 58 to $ 158)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 100/month
($ 82 to $ 124)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 161/month
($ 84 to $ 311)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Turkey

On average, the price of supermarket food in Turkey costs 61% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 7)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 4.7)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.2/kg
($ 8 to $ 13)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Turkey

On average, the price of transport in Turkey costs 44% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 34/month
($ 22 to $ 38)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.7
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 29/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 102)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Turkey

On average, the cost of housing in Turkey costs 64% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 65/month
($ 39 to $ 98)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 15/month
($ 10.6 to $ 28)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 230/month
($ 133 to $ 354)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 145/month
($ 89 to $ 213)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 404/month
($ 231 to $ 682)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 251/month
($ 161 to $ 390)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 24/month
($ 17 to $ 36)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 248/month
($ 133 to $ 443)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5569/yr
($ 3094 to $ 8839)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Turkey

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkey costs 48% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.4)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 5.3 to $ 28)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Turkey

On average, shopping budget in Turkey costs 42% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 2.6)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 35
($ 18 to $ 54)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 13 to $ 36)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 59
($ 40 to $ 89)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 48
($ 28 to $ 72)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Istanbul
New York City → Istanbul
New York City → Istanbul
$ 888
(fair price: $ 758)
Toronto (Ontario) → Istanbul
Toronto (Ontario) → Istanbul
Toronto (Ontario) → Istanbul
$ 1026
(fair price: $ 882)
Los Angeles → Istanbul
Los Angeles  → Istanbul
Los Angeles  → Istanbul
$ 1103
(fair price: $ 978)
Dublin → Istanbul
Dublin → Istanbul
Dublin → Istanbul
$ 309
(fair price: $ 266)
Edinburgh → Istanbul
Edinburgh → Istanbul
Edinburgh → Istanbul
$ 336
(fair price: $ 284)
Montreal → Istanbul
Montreal → Istanbul
Montreal → Istanbul
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 934)
Manchester → Istanbul
Manchester → Istanbul
Manchester → Istanbul
$ 349
(fair price: $ 269)
London → Istanbul
London → Istanbul
London → Istanbul
$ 235
(fair price: $ 204)

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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 19-05-2019.

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