By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Feb 11, 2022
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Istanbul, Turkey. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know about living in Istanbul?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Istanbul, they said:
"They should be open minded and as in every city, this city also has advantages and disadvantages, however if you have a positive outlook and are into finding out about new cultures its a jewel. Great history, lots to see, ethnic food, safe,
rich night life, lots of traffic, difficult language and some chaos. Last but not least: The beautiful Bosphorus,"
remarked another expat living in Istanbul, Turkey.
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How do I meet people in Istanbul?
Join our Turkey forum to meet other people living in Istanbul, Turkey.
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Istanbul.
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