International Students Office

Cost of living in Turkey and at ODTÜ depends on your lifestyle and shopping preferences like in many other destinations. Below table shows the approximate prices of some basic items and services as of June 2018.

  TRY USD
Stationary-Books
Course books for one level at English Preparatory Program 80  18
Black and white photopcopy of 100 pages 10-15  3-4
Notebook 10-15  3-4
Supermarket
Bread (200 gr) 0,2
Feta Cheese (1 kg) 15-25  4-6
Still water (1,5 L) 1,5  0,3
White Sugar (1 kg) 1
A package of spaghetti (0,5 kg) 2-4  0,5-1
A whole chicken (1 kg) 10  2
A dozen of eggs 1
Veal (1 kg) 45-60  10-13
Olive Oil (1 L) 30-40  7-9
Coke (250 ml) 0,4
Apple (1 kg) 5 1
Cafes-Restaurants
A cup of coffee 5-10  1-3
Burger menu in a fast-food restaurant 20  4
MeaL at an inexpensive restraurant 20  4
Lunch at university cafetaria (fix menu) 1
Turkish bagel at faculty canteens 0,2
A cup of tea at faculty canteens 0,60  0,1
Sandwich at faculty canteens 3-5  1
Lunch at faculty canteens 7-10  2-3
Accomodation
In-campus dormitories 165-1700  36-370
House rent in university neigbourhood for 3 students 1200  267
Double-room in ODTÜ Guesthouse  (one night) 145  32
Transportation
Bus/Subway Ticket for students 1,75  0,4
Dolmuş (Minibus) 2,75  1
Taxi (5 km) 20  4
Autostop in ODTÜ campus and Shuttles Free Free
Ankara-İstanbul Bus Ticket (one-way) 80  18
Ankara-İstanbul High Speed Train Ticket  75  17
Ankara-Antalya Flight Ticket (min.) 150  33
Leisure
Movie ticket for students 10-15  3-4
Theatre ticket for students (state theatre) 2
Concert of a local music band 25  6
Concert of a popular music band 50-100  11-22
A football match ticket in Ankara 20  4
Other
Fuel oil (1 L) 1
Mobile phone bill 30-100  7-22
Health Insurance (by state-annually) 780  173
Health Insurance (private-annually) 300-1000  65-155