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What is the Cost of Living in Turkey in 2017?

What is the Cost of Living in Turkey in 2017?

Across the globe, in every class of society, profession, and social status, the number one daily question that everyone asks themselves is how much does this cost? Whether it is something for our home, utilities or spending money for leisure, money makes the world go round. So, understandably, potential customers always ask us about the cost of living in Turkey in 2017. In this article, we will break it down, according to current prices but before we start, there are also two things to consider re year on year estimations and daily costs.


Why everyone’s talking about Bursa

Why everyone’s talking about Bursa

Full of parks and nature spots, surrounded by forests and close to Uludag Ski Resort, Bursa's standard of living has never been in doubt. Now it's more accessible than ever before, thanks to a new bridge connecting Istanbul to the South Marmara coast. Discover why everyone's talking about Bursa.


Pros and Cons to living in Turkey for the first time

Pros and Cons to living in Turkey for the first time

Moving to Turkey is an exciting but nervous endeavour. People want to take advantage of the laidback, comfortable lifestyle, and gorgeous summer weather but at the same time, need to learn about the culture, language and navigating a system for day-to-day living that is entirely different from their home country. Speaking to people who have already made the move, discover the Pros and Cons to living in Turkey for the first time.


How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live

How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live

The expat residency population of Turkey runs into the thousands. An easy-going, relaxed lifestyle has lured many different nationalities to settle permanently in the country. They generally settle in the same areas and towns, although there are a few exceptions, notably, foreigners who have moved here for marriage and family. Find out how many expats live in Turkey, and where they decide to make their home. 


Should I move to Turkey? The pros and cons of moving abroad

Should I move to Turkey? The pros and cons of moving abroad

Moving to that coveted place in the sun is a world away from a week-long sojourn in your favourite beach destination. We've listed the pros and cons of moving to Turkey, so you can weigh everything up and make your decision with confidence. Discover the good, the bad and the ugly about moving to Turkey.


Is it safe to travel to Turkey in 2017?

Is it safe to travel to Turkey in 2017?

Security concerns have put a number of visitors off visiting Turkey. In fact, tourism declined by more than 30% in 2016. But how justified are these security problems? We ask a frequent visitor to Turkey if she'll be back this year, and quiz Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin on the country's suitability for tourists - especially those with young families.


Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language

Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language

Thousands of expats and repeat holidaymakers to Turkey would like to learn the national language. Being fluent in Turkish bridges the social and cultural gaps but for expats or people in mixed cultural relationships, it also makes daily life much easier when you speak the native tongue. Some people have learned the language without difficulties, but most of our expat customers say it is hard, and they would love to find easy ways to learn Turkish - find out easy ways to learn Turkish here. 


7 Helpful Reasons to Buy Property in Kalkan

7 Helpful Reasons to Buy Property in Kalkan

Gorgeous Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey maintains a discreet reputation on the international travel and property scenes. Often overlooked by the neighbouring, characteristic town of Kas, many tourists also flock to the nearby hubs of Fethiye or Antalya instead. Kalkan remains one of the country’s best-kept secrets, and anyone looking for an abundant lifestyle devoid of hustle and bustle, would fare well to look more into the resort - find out why you should buy a property in Kalkan. 


Awkward Things about Living in Turkey

Awkward Things about Living in Turkey

For the most part, expats in Turkey enjoy splendid lifestyles. Attracted by hot summer days, cool evenings and a cheap rate of living, we go about our daily business with ease. Occasionally, though, some situations and interactions with native Turks leave us speechless. Mainly arising from a difference in culture and traditions as well as a language barrier, when they happen, we are quite uncertain of how to respond. Here are some examples of awkward scenarios that most expats in Turkey have encountered at least once.


Lonely hearts: moving to Turkey for love

Lonely hearts: moving to Turkey for love

Moving abroad can be challenging enough without having to adapt to your partner’s culture - not to mention their extended family. There's a language barrier, bureaucracy to navigate and friends to make. And that's just the first year. We speak to two people who have been there and done that: get the lowdown on moving to Turkey for love.



17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey

17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey

It's rare to find the expat in Turkey who hasn't been afflicted at some point by homesickness. Whether it's a longing for your home, the loved ones you left behind - or even just your favourite food - homesickness is something every newcomer to Turkey will deal with at some point. Read our guide to the symptoms of homesickness, and how to combat its effects. 


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