A Comprehensive list on the Cost of Living in Adana Turkey


The cost of living in Adana turkey is affected by the presence of two of the most important Turkish universities, namely “Çukurova” and “Adana University of Science and Technology”. They are two universities that are ranked highly at the level of Turkish universities.

They are distinguished by high quality of education, teaching efficiency, and the availability of all disciplines, some of which are taught in English and some in Turkish. What also distinguishes these two universities is that they accept large numbers of Turkish and foreign students every year without setting restrictions on the numbers like other Turkish universities. For these reasons, we find the city every year full of large numbers of students.

Likewise, we find that the cost of living in Adana is low to suit the young group of students and foreign expatriate workers. Let’s learn more about the cost of living in Adana Turkey in detail through the following article.

Accommodation cost of living in Adana Turkey

Accommodation is always a challenge, especially when it comes to large central cities. You can find multiple places for rent in Adana Turkey.

The average price per meter square for an apartment in the center of the city is 5500 TL, if it’s outside of the city center it is 2750 TL.

If you aren’t planning to buy an apartment but rent one then the average cost per month for a one-bedroom apartment in city center is 783 TL and 1533 TL for a three-bedroom apartment. If you’re looking for something cheaper you can rent outside the city center for 525 TL per month for one-bedroom apartment and 1000 TL for a three-bedroom apartment.

Food and groceries cost of living in Adana Turkey

Food is actually one of the cheap affordable things in Adana Turkey, unlike accommodation. You can find here a detailed grocery list:

Milk (1 liter): 3.7 TL

White Bread (200 g):  2.2 TL

Rice (1 kg): 6 TL

Eggs (12 pieces): 7 TL

Cheese (1 kg): 21.5 TL

Chicken (1 kg): 20 TL

Meat (1 kg): 48.5 TL

Apples (1 kg): 3.33 TL

Banana (1 kg): 7.5 TL

Oranges (1 kg): 3 TL

Tomato (1 kg): 4 TL

Potato (1 kg): 3.5 TL

Onion (1 kg): 4.3 TL

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught): from 10.5 TL to 20 TL

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle): from 14 TL to 25 TL

Cappuccino (regular): 9.5  TL

Coke (0.33 liter bottle): 2.6 TL

Water (1.5 liter bottle): 2 TL

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range): from 30 TL to 60 TL

Cigarettes 20 Pack: 15 TL

Transportation cost of living in Adana Turkey

Luckily, transportation is relatively cheap in Adana Turkey, and the best way to go around it. It is also very clean, convenient, and fast with a variety of vehicles and means. There are busses, sea busses, shared taxis, tram, metro buses, metros, cable cars, and ferries. One-way ticket in public transportation can cost 2.7 TL. A pre-paid transportation card costs 75 TL. Know about the average prices of public transportation in the following article

If you have a car, 1 liter of gasoline would cost you around 6.5 Turkish liras. If you want to take a cab, the basic tariff would be 4 Turkish liras and for each kilometer you add around 2.75 Turkish liras.

If you are planning on buying a car, a Volkswagen 1,490KW would cost 140,000 TL and a Toyota 1,619KW would cost 122,325 TL.

Utilities and bills cost of living in Adana Turkey

By comparing the household bills in Adana Turkey with other European cities, you would find that it is relatively cheap. Which is also an added plus to living in Adana Turkey and allows for a low cost of living budget. 

Basic utilities for an 85-meter square apartment per month is 325 TL.

Water and sewage: from 50 to 60 TL per month.

Internet cost per month for 6mb per second 71 TL.

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You can also get monthly maintenance services that ranges from 50 to 500 TL per month depending on services provided.

For mobile phone calls, one minute can cost 1 TL.

Dining out cost of living in Adana Turkey

Dining out and trying cultural foods is a very important thing to add to your cost of living budget so that you get to experience important cultural sides through food, you can find here a price guide:

Meal in a cheap restaurant for one: 14 TL

Three-course Meal for two People in a mid-range restaurant: 60 TL

Fast Food Chains: 18 TL

Sports and other leisure activities cost of living

The average cost of 1 month gym subscription is around 103 TL.

Renting a tennis court to play with friends on weekends would cost around 50 TL an hour.

 If you fancy a movie, going to a cinema would cost you 15 TL for 1 ticket.

Shopping in Adana Turkey

Shopping comes at a convenient price, you can but a pair of jeans at the price of 160 TL from a famous chain store. A summer dress for 130 TL. A medium quality sneaker for 300 TL. Men’s shoes for 177 TL.

Child care can cost around 1000 TL per month for a child in the age of pre-school and younger. A primary international school would cost 25,000 TL per year.

Medical care in Turkey is relatively of low cost, as governmental hospitals provide a discounted service for Turkey residents as long as they have a proof of identity or refugee identification card. This would serve well in planning your cost of living in Adana Turkey.

If you’re planning to work in Adana Turkey, the salary averages at 1780 TL after tax reduction.

All in all, Adana Turkey is an amazing place to live in, with its amazing nature, modern residential areas, and very convenient cost of living.

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