|Expenses (Approximate, Monthly)||
|Private Accomodation (Flats)||400 - 1000|
|Dorm Rooms||400 - 1000|
|Food||150 - 500|
|Transportation||100 - 200|
|Miscellaneous||150 - 400|
|Total for a month||600 - 2.100|
|Total for 10 monhts||6.000 - 21.000|
COST OF LIVING IN ISTANBUL
The cost of living depends partly on your own spending habbits. In general living expenses are reasonable in Istanbul especially in comparison with Western European Countries. The average cost of living in Istanbul, including room and board amounts to 150-600 Euros per month depending on the type of accomodation you choose. However, you may need more money than the above amount in case you plan to buy exrtas or get involved in various leisure activities etc.
Sharing a flat among students, particullarly for exchange students, is a common preference with a cost around 150 to 400 Euros including rent of a furnished apartment, electricity, water, heating and sometimes the Internet.
On the average, 300-400 Euros per month is sufficient for a student to cover his/her living expenses.
All the universities are provided with quality food choices at good prices. The cafes and restaurants around the campuses are also an alternative for dining. Or you could choose to cook your own food.
There are various forms of public transport available in Istanbul: Buses, metrobuses, trams, funiculars, nostalgic trams, ferries. The tickets can be purchased at stands next to every station having an average price of 3E for a two ways trip. Weekly and monthly passes are also available at discount prices for students. (See Annex- How to get your IETT transportation card). Buses, trams and metro run until midnight and you can travel by metrobus or dolmuş/taxis all night.