The Turkish Lira exchange rate has now hit a great level for British holiday makers meaning they will get some fantastic value in 2015. But how much will things like a beer, meal out and other holiday spending Turkey cost when you get there?
The British Pound has just hit a new in year high against the Turkish Lira.
British holiday makers heading for the popular Turkish reports of Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Antalya will find that their British pound will stretch even further thanks to the weakening of the currency.
Now all you need to know is how much will things cost when you arrive at your Turkish Holiday resort and will the cash you splash on eating, drinking, entertainment, souvenirs and other holiday spending in Turkey be enough.
Well we have carried out a very quick survey (nothing statistically robust here) to give you the heads up.
But before we do that let’s look a how much you can get for your British Pound in resorts.
Yesterday the British Pound bought 4.10 Turkish Lira on the worlds currency markets.
The local change offices in Oludeniz, Fethiye and Calis Beach were offering 4.01 Turkish Lira.
So if you changed your money there each Turkish Lira would be worth 25 pence.
That’s a very competitive 2 per cent commission and certainly better than the exchange rates offered in the UK of between 3.50 TL and 3.94 TL.
Holiday Cash Tips
Before we move on you can find some tips on how to protect the power of your Holiday Spending Turkey in our recent article Turkey – Money Wise and Currency Savvy for more information on currency and what to bring, change and more.
Splash the Cash – Holiday Spending Turkey
Here are few examples of typical holiday spending Turkey items.
– Beer for less than £2. You can find a beer for 8 TL in many locations which is just £1.99.
– A meal for 2 at 80 TL will set you back £19.95. That T-Bone steak featured on the board in our leading picture is £12.
– A bottle of wine in a restaurant at 50 TL £12.46
– A packet of 20 premium brand cigarettes are 9.00 TL or £2.25
– A typical town bus fare of 2.50 Lira is 62 pence.
– A small bottle of water in a supermarket is 0.25 TL or 6 pence.
– A litre of unleaded fuel is 4.75 TL or £1.18.
Self Catering Holiday to Turkey Food and Drink Costs
If you are renting a villa or apartment in Turkey and are self catering here are a few examples of holiday spending Turkey supermarket prices.
– Halloumi cheese 250 gr 4.30 TL or £1.07
– Fillet Steak Kg – 66 TL or £16.45
– Chicken thighs Kg – 11.75 TL or £2.93
– Onions Kg – 1 TL or 25 pence
– Tomatoes Kg – 2 TL or 50 pence
– Eggs 15 – 3.60 TL or 90 pence (6 pence each)
– Efes Lager is 4.86 TL a can or £1.21
– Angora red wine 19 TL or £4.73
Holiday Spending Turkey – Fifteen Percent More
Regular visitors to Turkey should also notice a difference this year with the Turkish Lira exchange rate now worth 15 per cent more than the same time last year.
A family spending on average £1,000 whilst on holiday will now find, thanks to the Turkish Lira exchange rate, that they will get a nice £127 or 500 TL more holiday spending Turkey than the same time last year.
Now that’s a winning combination and another good reason to come on a Turkish holiday to one of the popular resorts of Fethiye, Oludeniz, Calis, Hisaronu or Ovacik or other parts of Turkey this year.