The cost of living in Istanbul is lower than many other European cities. However, Istanbul has a high cost of living relative to the rest of Turkey. Students should be aware of that there are many social activities to spend money comparing to the other cities in Turkey.
- Experiences also show that students in Istanbul spend approximately 500-1000 € per month including room, food and transportation. However, the amount of money you will need depends on your life style. For example, if you plan to travel different parts of Turkey, you will definitely need more money.
Below is an average monthly budget in Turkish Liras to give you an idea of cost of living.
400 – 1800 TL
300 – 600 TL
100 – 250 TL
150 – 400 TL