The official language spoken in Turkey is Turkish.
Name: Turkish lira
The time zone in Turkey is Turkey Time (GMT+3)
In coffee bars and restaurants you will pay about 10TRY - 15TRY for soft drinks or juice (approx R25 - R40). A pint of beer in bars is 15TRY (approx R40).
Meals in local taverns are the best way to eat on a budget, with meals cost about 15TRY to 25TRY (approx. R40 - R65). Expect to pay a lot more in restaurants.
Taxis are metered with fares based on a flag down rate, by distance traveled usually 2,50TRY per 1km (approx R6). Surcharges are common from the airport and popular city areas.
Public transport in Turkey is convenient with busses and ferries at your disposal. Prices range from 5,30TRY - 10TRY (approx R14 - R26) for average fares.
Dorm beds in Turkey can cost between 70TRY - 220TRY (approx R200 - R600) a night.
Hotels in Turkey can cost between 500TRY - 1,500TRY (approx R1300 - R4,000) a night.