Cost of Living in Turkey

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Turkey? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Turkey talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

Is the cost of living in Turkey high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Turkey, they wrote:

"The cost will depend on which part of the country you are living in. Rent in Antalya being far cheaper than in Istanbul. A 2 bedroom apartment in Antalya can cost around 700TL per month, which at present is under 200 pound sterling. Rental costs in Istanbul are or can be extremely expensive and in some areas on par with those in London," said another expat in Antalya.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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