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Turkey, Istanbul
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Turkey, IstanbulCity Description: Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world.

Economy: The economy of Istanbul has always been the centre of Turkey's economic life because of its location as a junction of international land and sea trade routes. Istanbul is also Turkey's largest industrial centre. Istanbul and surrounding province produce cotton, fruit, olive oil, silk, and tobacco. Food processing, textile production, oil products, rubber, metal ware, leather, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, glass, machinery, automotive, transport vehicles, paper and paper products, and alcoholic drinks are among the city's major industrial products.

Major Languages: Turkish.

Major Religions: Islam.

Population: 13.3 Mil (2014 est.).

Currency: Turkish New Lira (TRY)

Inflation: 9.16% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Istanbulas at 1 July 2014 is average in comparison to other places in the world.


In Istanbul, the cost of each basket, based on each baskets cost of living index (only available to registered subscribers), is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Low

Istanbul is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.


Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

Xpatulator.com provides cost of living information primarily for expatriate pay calculations. From the prices of over 200 products and services in 780 global locations, together with hardship information and the exchange rate we provide the following information to registered subscribers:
-cost of living comparison between any of our 780 world locations
-customised cost of living index for any combination of baskets groups
-cost of living allowance calculation to compensate for cost of living and hardship differences
-expat salary calculation to calculate how much you need to earn to have a similar standard of living when relocating
-international assignment package calculation using the well known build-up approach

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