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:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.9 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 667* (5628 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 3.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1368* (11536 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2087* (17584 £)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Turkey VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Turkey in 2021 is 51% less than 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 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Istanbul
Zonguldak 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Zonguldak
Siirt 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Siirt
Ephesus 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ephesus
Bodrum 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bodrum
Artvin 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Artvin
Izmir 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Izmir
Ankara 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ankara
Side 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Side
Marmaris 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Marmaris
Alanya 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Alanya
Antalya 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Antalya

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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 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 2.4 to $ 6.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 8.8/person
($ 5.4 to $ 18)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.6/person
($ 3.3 to $ 4.2)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

67% 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 $ 0.6)

86% 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 54% 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
$ 39/month
($ 30 to $ 51)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
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 67% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.8)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
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): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Turkey: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Turkey costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

28% 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 $ 1.2)

80% 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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkey costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.5 to $ 21)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Turkey: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Turkey costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.2/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 39
($ 15 to $ 66)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
($ 12 to $ 48)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Istanbul
London → Istanbul
London → Istanbul
$ 174
(fair price: $ 153)
Manchester → Antalya
Manchester → Antalya
Manchester → Antalya
$ 308
(fair price: $ 247)
Manchester → Istanbul
Manchester → Istanbul
Manchester → Istanbul
$ 249
(fair price: $ 212)
London → Antalya
London → Antalya
London → Antalya
$ 243
(fair price: $ 192)
New York City → Istanbul
New York City → Istanbul
New York City → Istanbul
$ 823
(fair price: $ 655)
Dublin → Istanbul
Dublin → Istanbul
Dublin → Istanbul
$ 259
(fair price: $ 207)


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 17-07-2021.

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