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Living cost in Turkey

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Hi every one , 

We are a family ( parents with 3adults children)  plan to move to Turkey for about 1-3 years . We want to find the suitable  budgate furnished accommodation in a big city as Ankara ,Istambul or any other city with the least prices .of living

any good suggestion or offer?

May you tell me about the living prices in Turkey? Accommodation, food , Transportation, Internet and so on...

If we can't find furnished flat, can we borrow/rent the basic equipment for living? how much should we pay?

 

Thanks in advance 

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Food and transportation is cheap in Turkey. Internet doesn't cost that much either.

 

Housing prices (and the price for going out to eat etc.) varies greatly with the area you want to live in. Bigger cities will have higher prices, but so will popular tourist towns... Many places they prefer to rent out furnished flats, or you simply choose one that is furnished. Compare with other flats offered in the area to find the suitable price.

 

If you want to live on a budget in Turkey, I suggest moving somewhere rural, or at least to the smaller cities.

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Try using www.numbeo.com. The have information on the cost of living in various Turkish cities, item by item. You can also compare different cities.

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Living costs definitely depend on the type of lifestyle you want to lead: local or expat.  I have friends who rent a full house with garden and garage outside of Ankara for 1300 Lira a month - or you can rent a luxury expat apartment for $2,000 a month.  The same goes for groceries, clothes, eating out and transportation.

If you want to find budget accommodation in a bigger city, then your best bet is doing some research on Turkish-language classifieds sites. 

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If you live on local products it is much cheaper (and healthier) than eating your favourite brands imported from overseas. If you can find accommodation in a relatively small place and close enough to schools/work that you don't need a car, it will be even cheaper. Public transport is very good and relatively cheap, with discounts for students.

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There are village rentals, 6 to 10 km outside of town/city centres (except Ankara/Istanbul) which can be rented for 400 to 600 TL monthly. Seeking moderate housing in Istanbul will be a challenge. Look on the Asian side or farther up the Golden Horn areas, you will probably find better prices there and still be close to "the action."

 

Turkey is a large country with several large cities and very different climatic and geographical regions. The Black Sea and the Mediterranean regions are as different as black and white. Choose the area you want to move to first and then look closer at the costs of living there.

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