Middle East

Istanbul

The city where East meets West, and religions and cultures have collided for centuries, historic Istanbul is grand and mesmerizing in every sense. Its architectural masterpieces and the distinct energy of its many districts complement its stunning site on the Bosporus Strait. Today it is the economic and cultural center of Turkey and the country’s biggest city with over 14 million residents. A city in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is full of contrasts, where market stalls, mosques, churches, palaces, high-end restaurants, food stalls and brand-name shops all co-exist.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
67
Earning level
67
Purchasing power
66
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Facts about Istanbul

Price Level Index
Istanbul
52.7
New York
100.0
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5
67
77
Earnings Level Index
Istanbul
14.3
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
67
77
Working Time
Istanbul
0/ 66.5m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
70
77
Purchasing Power Index
Istanbul
27.0
New York
100.0
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10
66
77
Did you know…
The former Constantinople and Byzantium is the only city in the world geographically in both Europe and Asia. The two continents are connected by two suspension bridges across the Bosphorus Strait, with a third bridge under construction.