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Cost of living in Turkey is generally more affordable than the surrounding European destinations as it has yet to be accepted into the EU. However, we wouldn’t necessarily call it a cheap expat location.
As is the case with all destinations, bigger cities with more ammenities will cost more and the smaller, more rural towns will be more affordable. Ammenities are not always included in rental prices but these utilities are not particularly expensive here. Imported goods, on the other hand, are pretty pricey. Most locals take advantage of the weekly markets to buy fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggs etc.
Gasoline is another pricey item which is why most cars in Turkey are diesel.