We are trying to decide between Greece and Turkey for our holiday in September. Usually would go to Greece, but not been to Turkey for a few years and given Euro exchange rate at present thought we might consider it this year. Trying to get an idea of what the cost of an evening meal, couple of drinks etc... is at present to get an idea of how much spending money we might need!
Last time in Turkey was 2002 and we found it very cheap then, is this still the same.
Efes 3 - 5 lira
Coffee and Tea 2 - 5 lira
Water, small 1-3 lira
Chicken dishes, 10 - 16 lira
Steak dishes 18 - 24 lira
Burgers with chips etc, 5 - 10 lira
Breakfasts 4 - 7 lira
Spirits 6 - 8 lira
Imported spirits 10 - 15 lira
Hope this helps.
0,5 lt water between 0,5 lira- 1 lira
1 euro=1,95 lira
there was a economic crisis in 2002
now there is a global crisis but it s low than 2002
To be honest we didnt see much difference in price between the holidays in 05 & 06.
We had similar style holidays. family of 4, two weeks AI in school summer hols.
The holidays cost the same price and we used about 1K spending. We ate out a few times to ring the changes, did 3 expensive full-day Thomson trips in Turkey, but hired a car for the fortnight in Crete (hubbie wont drive in Turkey ), these two costs were about the same, so kind of cancel each other out.
The Euro rate has suffered but so has the Lira, so I would just choose the one you fancy.
Re Greece, I think that the costs can vary from Island to Island, ie somewhere 'posh" like Santorini or Skiathos, is much dearer than a main stream Island like Crete, Rhodes, Corfu etc. I don't think this happens in Turkey so much.
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