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1.       ekd
322 posts
 24 Aug 2006 Thu 09:04 pm

hi all

can anyone tell me the average wages for a teacher and for a nurse in turkey?

thanks for reading.

emma. x

2.       erdinc
2151 posts
 24 Aug 2006 Thu 09:52 pm

I can tell you that. I'm a teacher for 10 years and 8 of those where in Turkia. Today the average wage for a teacher is 820 YTL per month.

A newly started teacher will get about 770 and a 10 year experienced teacher gets 860 YTL. There is also a small bonus for the workhours after 15 hours per month. Most teachers work 30 hours per week and they get about 200 YTL extra for the months when they actually work (not when the schools are off). A nurses sallary would be smillar to a teacher's but without that extra bonus.

These are internet prices in Turkia:

Unlimited connection is as follows:
512 KB speed > 88 YTL (67 USD)
1 MB speed > 150 YTL (114 USD)
2 MB speed > 239 YTL (182 USD)

The average cost of renting a flat is 350 YTL per month. Landline phone will cost about 50-70 YTL and electricity will cost about 30-50 YTL per month.

Oil is the World's most expensive in Turkia and there are many taxes for car owners. This means add a minimum of 40 YTL per person per month travel cost to that list.

3.       ekd
322 posts
 24 Aug 2006 Thu 10:32 pm

thank you for the information! x

4.       vonnyz
176 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 06:10 am

I have been wanting to know the standard of living in Turkey.

After reading this thread, it reall confirms my knowledge of the standard of living. Conclusion is, wages are low but things are expensive.

5.       Seticio
550 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 10:38 am

yes, and Turkey is not an exeption...

6.       sophie
2712 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 10:53 am

Quoting Seticio:

yes, and Turkey is not an exeption...



Tell ME about it! An average salary in Greece is from 600 to 800 euros and to rent a house of 80m2 you need to pay 400-500 euros. A single cup of coffee costs 4 euros!

I really wonder how can a family live with such a salarary, pay for the rent and manage to eat and dress at the same time. I m lucky enough to have a salary twice as big as the average and still I find it very difficult to make ends meet.

When I visit Turkia, it feels like paradise to me, concerning the prices and the value that my money have there. But if you consider the amount of money that Turks earn in a month, I m afraid that these prices are really expensive.

7.       susie k
1330 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 11:05 am

8.       vonnyz
176 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 05:00 pm

Last December was my first time in Turkey. I was quite alarmed to find out that the things there were quite expensive.

Well, maybe its not a good judgement as I didnt have enough time to explore more places/shops. But those apparel shops which I saw selling trendy clothings were priced quite high. Even for someone like me who have travelled to different parts of the world, i felt it was expensive. At that moment, I "thought" the people in Turkey were paid well at their work to afford such luxury goods.

But I was wrong. In fact, I felt "why" is it that way? That is...some people are not earning alot while some even have difficulty finding jobs and yet things are expensive.

9.       erdinc
2151 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 05:23 pm

Quoting vonnyz:

In fact, I felt "why" is it that way? That is...some people are not earning alot while some even have difficulty finding jobs and yet things are expensive.



I can tell you why this is so. In Turkia the government doesnt bother collecting tax from income. There is of course an income tax and it is very high. I think it is %30 to %40 percent of your yearly income. The problem is that nobody pays income tax and everybody shows zero income on paper. There is no control. Only %2 of tax payers are controlled whether or not they are paying a fair tax.

Since the government doesnt like collecting tax from income they collect it in indirect ways. For instance oil prices are World's highest in Turkis because %70 of it is tax.

Mobile phone bills are incredibly high since more than half of it is tax. There is a commonication tax in for mobile phones and there is a vat of total costs. This means they are taxing taxes.

Luxury goods are taxed highly. All branded goods, sproting goods (nike, adidas etc.), fashion good, imported alcohol, imported cigarets, electronics (mp3 players, mobile phones) fall in this category.
Unfortunately because there is no income tax and there is only these indirect taxes, the poor gets poorer and the rich gets richer. There are more rich people in Turkia than you can imagine.

10.       vonnyz
176 posts
 25 Aug 2006 Fri 05:59 pm

Hi erdinc,

Thanks for sharing. I felt I learn something new again about Turkey. So on a scale of 100%, how would you rate the % of the poor, middle, high income people in Turkey. Ok maybe not Turkey, just focus in Istanbul?

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