The city of Konya is considered the capital of the Turkish province of Konya, this impacts the cost of living in Konya. The province is the largest province in Turkey in terms of area. The city relies heavily on industry as it is among the Anatolian “Tigers” in Turkey, as the city of “Konya” contains many important industrial areas. You can discover more information about Konya through this link (http://www.investinkonya.gov.tr/en/konya.asp?SayfaID=2). Now, let’s get to know more details about the cost of living in Konya.
Accommodation cost of living in Konya
Accommodation is always a challenge, especially when it comes to large central cities. The average price per meter square for an apartment in the center of the city is 2850 TL, if it’s outside of the city center it is 1950 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 900 TL and 1454 TL for a three-bedroom apartment. If you’re looking for something cheaper you can rent outside the city center for 687 TL per month for one-bedroom apartment and 1000 TL for a three-bedroom apartment.
Food and groceries cost of living in Konya
Food is actually one of the cheap affordable things in Konya, unlike accommodation. You can find here a detailed grocery list:
Milk (1 liter): 3.83 TL
White Bread (200 g): 2 TL
Rice (1 kg): 6.9 TL
Eggs (12 pieces): 9 TL
Cheese (1 kg): 25.5 TL
Chicken (1 kg): 20 TL
Meat (1 kg): 55 TL
Apples (1 kg): 3.6 TL
Banana (1 kg): 8 TL
Oranges (1 kg): 3.5 TL
Tomato (1 kg): 4.5 TL
Potato (1 kg): 3.75 TL
Onion (1 kg): 4 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): 8.2 TL
Coke (0.33 liter bottle): 3.2 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 Konya
Luckily, transportation is relatively cheap in Konya, 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, metrobuses, metros, cable cars, and ferries. One way ticket in public transportation can cost 2.3 TL. A pre-paid transportation card costs 120 TL.
Know more about buses in Turkey and public transportation here
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 3.25 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 119,000 TL.
Utilities and bills cost of living in Konya
By comparing the household bills in Konya with other European cities, you would find that it is relatively cheap. Which is also an added plus to living in Konya 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 72 TL.
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 0.98 TL.
Dining out cost of living in Konya
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 two: 20 TL
Three-course Meal for two People in a mid-range restaurant: 70 TL
Fast Food Chains: 19TL
Sports and other leisure activities cost of living
The average cost of 1 month gym subscription is around 102 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 Konya
Shopping comes at a convenient price, you can but a pair of jeans at the price of 158 TL from a famous chain store. A summer dress for 122 TL. A medium quality sneaker for 275 TL. Men’s shoes for 180 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 Konya.
If you’re planning to work in Konya, the salary averages at 1950 TL after tax reduction.
All in all, Konya is an amazing place to live in, with its amazing nature, modern residential areas, and very convenient cost of living.