Living Wage 2021:
TRY 4,954 per month
The Anker Living Wage Reference Value for 2021 for urban Turkey is TRY 4,954* per month. This is the estimated monthly cost of a basic but decent standard of living for a typical family in urban areas of Turkey in 2021.
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(* This is the average living wage for 2021. It would be higher in December, because: (i) it represents an average value for 2021 and Turkey’s high inflation rate spiked further in the second half of 2021, and (ii) payroll deductions and income tax increased starting in June.
** USD value of the living wage is not indicated, because the lira to USD exchange rate has been so volatile and fallen so rapidly in 2021, ranging from 6.9 in February 2021 to 13.6 on November 30 (and from 11.6 to 13.1 in a single day, November 24).
About Anker Reference Values
The Anker Reference Value methodology is the next step on our journey to measure and improve Living Wages and Living Incomes around the world. It builds on data and knowledge gained from 40 complete Anker Methodology benchmark studies (most of which are published on the GLWC website). Anker Reference Values provide a credible estimate of living wage or income at a country level, for rural and urban areas. They offer an insightful reference beyond the currently available indicators for many countries, which are mostly limited to poverty lines and minimum wages.
Anker Reference Values can be estimated more quickly than full-fledged Anker benchmarks. With this new, globally scalable and efficient methodology, members of the Coalition, companies, trade unions, and other stakeholders will be able to understand wage and income gaps to decency for many more countries and start working to reduce them. Reference values enable risk assessments and prioritization on a global scale. Full Anker benchmark studies remain our Gold Standard for highly localized measurement of Living Wage and Living Income. Learn more.