Istanbul is the most costly city in Turkey.
The Turkish Statistics Institute (TUA[degrees]K) revealed the
results of its regional purchasing power parity study for 2012
yesterday.The city of Istanbul had the highest price level with 113.1
whereas the southeastern cities of Siirt, Batman, Mardin and AA[+ or
-]rnak had the lowest price level with 94.4, according to the
TUA[degrees]K study. In that context, price level indices for the region
of Istanbul were 13.1 percent higher than the average of Turkey and 19.8
percent higher than the region with the lowest prices. Istanbul had the
highest price level index with 108.0 for the food and non-alcoholic
beverages group, whereas the southeastern cities of Gaziantep, AdA[+ or
-]yaman and Kilis had the lowest with 94.7, Hurriyet Daily reports.