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Money and costs

Lira (TL)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated January 17, 2019 11:48AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €7–24
  • İstanbul–Gallipoli Peninsula bus ticket: ₺45
  • Balık ekmek (fish kebap): ₺8–10
  • Beer: ₺7–12
  • Double room ₺90–180
  • Double in İstanbul and Bodrum: €90–200
  • İstanbul–Cappadocia flight: from ₺50
  • Fish and meze meal: ₺40
  • Boat day trip: ₺35
Top end (more than)
  • Double room: more than ₺180
  • Double in İstanbul and Bodrum: more than €200
  • Four-day gület cruise: €200–300
  • Hot-air balloon flight: €160–175
  • Car hire per day: from €20

ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards are accepted by most businesses in cities and tourist areas.


Turkey is fairly European in its approach to tipping and you won't be pestered for baksheesh. Tipping is customary in restaurants, hotels and taxis; optional elsewhere.

Restaurants A few coins in budget eateries; 10% of the bill in midrange and top-end establishments.

Hotel porter €2 per bag (mid-range hotel), €5 per bag (top-end hotel).

Taxis Round up metered fares to the nearest lira.