A Valuable Guide on the Cost of Living in Marmaris


The cost of living in Marmaris is somewhat high. Marmaris is a Turkish city, one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean Sea. It is characterized by an ideal location at the confluence of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. It has a charming climate that attracts tourists in large numbers annually; where they can enjoy the picturesque scenery, the wonderful beaches, and many tourist and archaeological attractions. The most expensive aspect in Marmaris is accommodation, as it is a first-class tourist city and depends on the income from tourism. You can check more info about Marmaris through this link (https://www.ktb.gov.tr/EN-36208/marmaris.html). Let’s get to know more about the cost of living in Marmaris.

Accommodation cost of living in Marmaris

Accommodation is always a challenge, especially when it comes to touristic cities. Rents in Marmaris are relatively high, as it is a first-class tourist city and relies heavily on income from the tourism field.

The average price per meter square for an apartment in the center of the city is 6500 TL, if it’s outside of the city center it is 5000 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 2000 TL and 3000 TL for a three-bedroom apartment. If you’re looking for something cheaper you can rent outside the city center for 1500 TL per month for one-bedroom apartment and 2500 TL for a three-bedroom apartment.

You will find more information about property owning and property tax in this article

Food and groceries cost of living in Marmaris

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

Milk (1 liter): 3.69 TL

White Bread (200 g):  1.83 TL

Rice (1 kg): 8 TL

Eggs (12 pieces): 9.51 TL

Cheese (1 kg): 28.18 TL

Chicken (1 kg): 20 TL

Meat (1 kg): 56.3 TL

Apples (1 kg): 4.17 TL

Banana (1 kg): 8.57 TL

Oranges (1 kg): 3.44 TL

Tomato (1 kg): 5.14 TL

Potato (1 kg): 3.94 TL

Onion (1 kg): 4.07 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): 9.78  TL

Coke (0.33 liter bottle): 4.5 TL

Water (1.5 liter bottle): 1.86 TL

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

Cigarettes 20 Pack: 20 TL

Transportation cost of living in Marmaris

Luckily, transportation is relatively cheap in Marmaris, 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 3.12 TL.

If you have a car, 1 liter of gasoline would cost you around 6.29 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 Turkish liras.

If you are planning on buying a car, a Volkswagen 1,490KW would cost 135,000 TL and a Toyota 1,619KW would cost 135,000 TL.

Utilities and bills cost of living in Marmaris

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

Basic utilities for an 85-meter square apartment per month is 312 TL.

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

Internet cost per month for 6mb per second 82 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 0.56 TL.

Dining out cost of living in Marmaris

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: 100 TL

Fast Food Chains: 20TL

Sports and other leisure activities cost of living

The average cost of 1 month gym subscription is around 150 TL.

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

Shopping in Marmaris

Shopping in Marmaris is one of the most beautiful experiences we recommend in Turkey. It includes many markets and commercial centers for a unique shopping experience. They also sell products at reasonable prices. You will find many markets such as, Marmaris Bazaar, Kars Market. You will also find shopping malls like, Untash Center, Netsel Marina Mall, and other markets.

 You can buy a pair of jeans at the price of 163 TL from a famous chain store. A summer dress for 122 TL. A medium quality sneaker for 294 TL. Men’s shoes for 200 TL.

Child care can cost around 1206 TL per month for a child in the age of pre-school and younger. A primary international school would cost 23,835 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 Marmaris.

If you’re planning to work in Marmaris, the salary averages at 3000 TL after tax reduction.

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

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