Cost of Living


The currency is the Turkish Lira (TL) and the Kuruş (Kr). There are, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL banknotes and 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Kr coins as well as a 1 TL coin. (1 TL= 100 Kr)

The VAT (KDV) is 8% and it is general ly included in the bills. 
Banks are usually open weekdays from 8:30 until noon or 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17.00. 

A daily cost of to a regular student at Işık University is approximately 50 TL. 

For currency rates you can check Central Bank webpage