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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," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Antalya, Turkey.

"The cost of living in Turkey varies depending on the city and lifestyle. Generally, the cost of living is quite affordable, with basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing being relatively inexpensive. Eating out at restaurants is also quite affordable, with a meal for two people costing around 25-30 Turkish Lira. Utilities such as electricity, water, and internet are also relatively inexpensive. Overall, Turkey is a great place to live with a low cost of living," commented one expat who made the move to Turkey.

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