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tin man



Joined: 18 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Turkey Reply with quote

Hi, I am in China and considering other places to live. I read some of the threads here and was wondering if someone would be kind enough to give me a brief overview on life in Istanbul. Key areas of interest: Climate, cost of living, apartments, salary needed to live okay.

If you want my take on China I am happy to give it. Oh and I got an offer with New York. I see they got mixed reviews. Anything new on them would also be appreciated.
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sixthchild



Joined: 18 Apr 2012
Posts: 276
Location: East of Eden

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my little tin man, if you got an offer from New York??? after China I would jump at that, sorry don't know much about that except its a very large city in the U.S.A!
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PC Parrot



Joined: 11 Dec 2009
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Location: Moral Police Station

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cost of living in Istanbul will depend largely on your lifestyle choices.

If you are young, happy to share a flat, limit your eating out to street food, and limit yourself to two nights in Taksim a week, you could get by on $1,000 a month for the lot.

If, on the other hand, you are more mature in years, demand a modest apartment to yourself, prefer to frequent more salubrious coffee shops & bars, and enjoy an occasional fish meal on the Boshphorous, you'd be looking at $2,000+ per month.

As for the Climate, it can hit 40C in the summer and drop to -10C in the winter. It doesn't happen every year but it can happen.
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tin man



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New York Studio in Turkey not the USA. Thanks for the feedback. I am still considering it
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