Turkey is a peninsula surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Aegean Sea. It is located between Europe and Asia. Its nature, history, archaeology, heritage are worth seeing. It is possible to live four seasons in one day. There are amazing beaches, spectacular mountains, great museums, famous “Turkish Baths (Hamam)” and more. Turkish people are best known for their hospitality, friendly nature and good humor.

Capital: Ankara

Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic

Official Language: Turkish

Population: 75,837,020 (2015)

Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)

International Phone Code: +90

Currency: Turkish Lira (TL)

Cost of living in Turkey depends on location and life choices. You can buy the things you need cheap-moderate-expensive; like in many other destinations, it depends on your choices. The below table shows approximate sample prices from Turkey:

Item

Turkish Lira

USD

Bread 300 g

75 Kr

0.35 $

1 kg cheese

15-20 TL

5.6-7.47  $

1 L water in grocer’s

1 TL

0.47 $

1 kg sugar

4 TL

1.88 $

1 kg pasta

2 TL

0.74 $

1 kg chicken

6 TL

2.24 $

A dozen of eggs

4 TL

1.49 $

1 kg veal

25-30 TL

9.3-11.21 $

1 L vegetable oil

4-5 TL

1.4-2.3 $

A cup of coffee in moderate coffee shop

5-8 TL

2.3-3.8 $

Coke 330 ml

2 TL

0.94 $

Hamburger

4 TL

1.49 $

Bus/Subway tickets for students

1.5 TL

0.7 $

Dolmuş (minibus)

2.5 TL

0.93 $

Movie ticket for students

8-10 TL

2.9-3.7 $

Theatre ticket for students

6 TL

2.2 $

Meal at inexpensive restaurant

15 TL

5.6 $