Living Cost in Turkey

Students will discover that the living cost in Turkey is significantly lower than in neighboring European countries. Because the country has not yet been admitted to the EU, those with foreign purchasing power can stretch their money further, even if they live in popular expat areas or coastal resort towns.

Istanbul, the country’s largest expat hub and most expensive location, was ranked 173rd most expensive expat destination in the 2021 Mercer Cost of Living Survey, out of over 209 cities evaluated. As is the case in most places, the cost of living in Turkey is highly location- and lifestyle-dependent. Rural villages are less expensive than urban areas.