Once coming temporarily to Antalya, many tourists get amazed by its beauties which cause them decide to move permanently there.
However, relocating to another country has its advantages and disadvantages, which should be taken into consideration before coming, and the most important factor in this is the cost of living.
Finding an opportunity to live cheaply is everyones desire, so it is worth mentioning how great the expenses and prices are in this city.
Antalya is a place crowded with tourists, thus causing the restaurant prices to grow. Meat is particularly expensive, as well as international meals, while eating Turkish food would be considered inexpensive.
Eating a meal at a restaurant offering continental food with a drink included might cost you around $7.
So as to be able to save some money on this greatest monthly expense, people often go to markets for fruit, vegetables, and other goods that can be found here because prices are immensely lower than in the supermarkets.
Furthermore, the products are fresh and of better quality, as well.
Those who would prefer to get around by car in Antalya it is necessary to include the cost of buying and maintaining a vehicle combined with the cost of gasoline which is not too high.
The advisable means of commuting here is via public transport, the least expensive but at the same time very efficient way.
The newcomers should know that the rent does not include utilities costs in Antalya.
So as to maintain the property all year round and cover all the services, you will not need too much money, considering the fact that utilities prices are not high, even though they vary as the seasons change.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Enjoying outdoor activities here is cheap and available, and the weather conditions allow people spending their leisure time outside.
For those interested in doing exercises indoors, there are numerous fitness clubs which are inexpensive, as well as various tennis courts.
If you are a cinema lover, you will be satisfied with low cinema ticket prices.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Even though it is a touristic place, Antalya does not have high designer clothe prices as it is the case in many other places cowered with tourists.
Quite contrary, the prices are more affordable than in the majority of Turkish big cities and people with the average salaries will be able to afford them.
RENT PER MONTH
Rent prices in Antalya are cheaper than in the central areas of Turkey and for a single person $130 is enough to rent a cheap studio apartment in a the suburbs of the city.
The rent prices grow as the apartment is closer to the city center, and especially if the place is bigger and of better quality.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Antalya
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$4.17|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$2.56|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$0.26||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$0.69|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$0.35|
|Eggs (12)||$2.07||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$0.49|
|Gasoline||$1.22||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$47.35|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.12|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$14.73||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$20.30|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$8.54|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$2.85||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$29.02|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$22.96|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$56.21||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$181.66|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$127.78|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$299.27|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Antalya?
It is an ungrateful job to declare how much you will need to devote to each of the spending categories monthly, but if you get acquainted with the spending habits of Antalya’s residents, you might be able to plan the monthly budget accordingly.
While you have cheaper utilities, entertainment and rent costs, you will have to pay more for transportation and food, as people would always pay more for groceries than sports.
So, careful planning and budget organization is the key to comfortable living conditions in Antalya.
Antalya: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
In conclusion, how much you will be spending depends on your own lifestyle, as it is certain that a non-smoking person who possess the place to live, who does not drive and visit restaurants frequently and does not wear designer clothes will be able to lead a decent life with the salary lower than the average.
On the other hand, those accustomed to luxury would need to earn more than the average to be able to continue their wealth lifestyle here as well.
Cost of Living by City in Turkey
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|City||Cost of Living Index|