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Istanbul
The largest city in Turkey, Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents - Europe and Asia. With a location on the Bosphorus Strait, this massive metropolis offers every kind of experience imaginable. The architecture and history are impressive, with the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and palaces galore. The food is incredible, the culture strong and elements of the religious, modern, hipster, traditional and more create a unique and exciting atmosphere. It's also an affordable city, with low prices for a very good standard of big city living.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 11079 1337 1109 ${ selected_currency } per month in Istanbul, with an average rent of 5953 718 596 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 5953 718 596
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 742 90 74
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 1360 164 136
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 302 36 30
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 830 100 83
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 50 6 5
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 104 13 10
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 103 12 10
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 40 5 4
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 183 22 18
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 254 31 25
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 365 44 37
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 158 19 16
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 388 47 39
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 247 30 25
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 11079 1337 1109
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Istanbul? Please share and help the community!
Lemonlu Bahce: Lemon Garden, a small hidden gardened cafe excellent for breakfast and lunch you can work from.
By Barret O. Workspaces
For cafes where you could work, we have TIYOP. Besides its cozy interiors that help you get some work done, it is close to the famous Galata Tower and the bridge. POIKร COFFEE is another great option. It is a non-touristy coffee shop and co-working cafe with good wifi, great coffee and delicious (cheap) sandwiches.
By Shaun C. Workspaces
Istanbul is safe to visit if you avoid some parts of it that are considered somewhat dangerous. You should be aware that tourist hotspots, restaurants, shops, and public transportation are places where most thefts and pickpocketing occur, and that violent crime exists here, too, but not something you would typically face if you're staying in any of the more central neighborhoods.
By Kerri T. Safety
If you want to exchange cash, plenty of currency exchange offices will do it for you. Currency exchange offices (Dรถviz Bรผrosu) are found in tourist, market and commercial areas. They offer better exchange rates than most banks, and may or may not charge a commission (komisyon). Just look around until you find one that doesn't charge commission.
By Kerri T. Costs
One of Istanbul locals' favorite escapes from the city, the Princes' Islands sit in the northeast corner of the Sea of Marmara offering serenely beautiful scenery just half an hour's ferry ride away from the city's bustle. Jumping on the ferry for a day trip to the islands allows travelers to soak up the gorgeous coastal scenery along the way.
By Tim J. Places to visit
Average weather in Istanbul
Most common months to visit: April - June, September and October
What to know
Population
15,520,000
Main airport
Istanbul Airport (IST)
Language
Turkish
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps
BiTaksi