Moving to Istanbul, Turkey

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Moving to Istanbul, Turkey? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Istanbul.

What do I need to know before moving to Istanbul?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Istanbul, they said:

"Find a good relocation company and make sure that they show you everything on the market not only the houses they get commission from, or you will end up seeing houses without kitchen," remarked another expat who made the move to Istanbul.

"Look around the city before deciding on where you want to live. Some people are more comfortable in compounds and others want to live in Turkish neighborhoods. Since the rents vary so much, even within a given area, it is important to take your time in finding a place if possible," explained one expat living in Istanbul, Turkey.

How do I find a place to live in Istanbul?

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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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