Cost of Living

Currency

The currency of the Republic of Turkey is Turkish Lira.
It’s possible to check current rate on Central Bank’s web site: http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/wps/wcm/connect/tcmb+en/tcmb+en

The Turkish currency consists of the following banknotes and coins

Banknotes Coins
200 TL 1.00 TL
100 TL 0.50 TL
50 TL 0.25 TL
20 TL 0.10 TL
10 TL 0.05 TL
5 TL 0.01 TL


Some Approximate Prices on a Euro Basis

A loaf of bread

1 TL

0.30 Euro cents

A cup of coffee at an ordinary café

6 to 8 TL

1.62 to 3 Euros

Fresh water (1 litre) at a shop

1 to 2 TL

0.30 Euro cents to 1 Euro

50 cl Beer at a pub

12 TL

3.25 Euros

A hamburger

12 TL

3.25 Euros

A soft drink at a shop

4 TL

2 Euro

Sugar (1 kg)

5 TL

1.5 Euros

Chicken (1 kg)

12 to 18 TL

3.25 to 5 Euros

Eggs (A dozen)

12 to 15 TL

3.25 to 4 Euros

Beef (1 kg)

40 to 60 TL

11 to 16 Euros

Vegetable oil (1 kg)

8 TL

3 Euros

Cola (1 litre)

2 TL

0.55 Euro cents

Milk (1 litre)

3 to 4 TL

1 to 2 Euros

Coffee (100 gram)

15 to 20 TL

4 to 5.50 Euros

Petrol (1 litre)

5.20 TL

1.50 Euros

Student ticket at a cinema

10 to 12 TL

2.70 to 3.25 Euros

Student bus/metro ticket

2.50 TL

0.67 Euro cents

Student theatre ticket

6 TL

1.62 Euro