Pros and Cons of Living in Turkey
Last updated on Jun 14, 2023
Summary: The pros of living in Turkey include its rich cultural heritage, its diverse landscape, its vibrant cities, its delicious cuisine, and its friendly people. On the other hand, the cons of living in Turkey include its high cost of living, its lack of public transportation in some areas, its high levels of air pollution, and its occasional political instability.
What are the pros and cons of living in Turkey?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Turkey responded:
"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the low cost of living in Turkey, as well as the warm climate and the friendly people. They also enjoy the country's rich culture and history, as well as its diverse cuisine. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the bureaucracy and red tape in Turkey to be a challenge, as well as the language barrier. Additionally, the lack of reliable public transportation in some areas can be a source of frustration," wrote one expat in Turkey.
"Living in Alanya (aka The Turkish Riviera) is a wonderful experience! The weather is beautiful, except for the Summer, when many people go to cooler areas. The main downside are the MANY international tourists which makes driving and parking very challenging. On the flip side the stunning Mediterranean Sea, amazing Bazars selling fresh produce, the many historical landmarks and the 'walkability' adds so much quality to this area," explained one expat living in Alanya.