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Old 8th June 2012, 09:15   #1 (permalink)
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Hi
I am new to this site.
We have lived in Marmaris for 3years but the cost of living here is getting very high
This month a tax of 35tl put on our water bills.
Looking for a cheaper place to live in Turkey?
Thanks in advance
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Old 8th June 2012, 09:20   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Sandra

If you pm Jo-jo then she will be able to tell you if its cheaper here than Marmaris- having lived in both

Hope you find what you want
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Datca has always been a more expensive place to live than many others - visiting Turks have been complaining for the past 23 years to my knowledge!!! However the last couple of times I've been to Marmaris I've been gob-smacked by how much more expensive it is for quite simple things like a cup of coffee (real, not Nescafe).
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From the 1st June everybody is paying more on their water bills - sewerage and water treatment.

6-) ANNOUNCEMENT
Pursuant to the Environmental Law no. 2872 and the regulation no. 27742 prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning which entered into force in 27.10.2010;
All the Municipalities will be liable to
• establish and manage domestic solid waste and waste water treatment infrastructure facilities,
• sustain the collection, transportation, extermination and treatment services regarding the domestic solid waste,
• collect the system expenses from the users including the costs related to infrastructure,
• and the producers benefiting from the solid waste and water treatment services are obliged to pay their portion to the municipalities.
The application pursuant to the related laws and regulations will start in June 2012.
Pursuant to the city council decision, the annual solid waste fees were determined as:
• 86 TL for domiciles,
• 108 TL for offices,
• and 35 TL per bed for hotels.
Waste water fee;
• 1,10 TL per water consumption/M3.
• Waste water fees will take place in the invoices separately.
• The costs were shared out following the deduction of the sanitation tax from the total system cost.
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Several people have phoned the water board to ask about this new tax and have all been told it is 15TL for a house/apartment.

Coincidentally my bill yesterday was 15TL higher than normal. I was told of the new tax several weeks ago and remarked that I didn't mind because I felt the water service was very reasonably priced since my usual bill is around 10TL a month and often less. Have to confess now though that it seems odd for a tax to be more than the actual bill for consumption.

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Hi
I am new to this site.
We have lived in Marmaris for 3years but the cost of living here is getting very high
This month a tax of 35tl put on our water bills.
Looking for a cheaper place to live in Turkey?
Thanks in advance
Sandra
Tax increases are usually nationwide. I think the cost of living is getting higher wherever you go now. A cheaper place to live in Turkey would be in some small town or village in central Anatolia. As far as the coast goes, from what I understand from being on this forum, Didim/Altinkum seems to be the cheapest place to be.
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Tax increases are usually nationwide. I think the cost of living is getting higher wherever you go now. A cheaper place to live in Turkey would be in some small town or village in central Anatolia. As far as the coast goes, from what I understand from being on this forum, Didim/Altinkum seems to be the cheapest place to be.
Central Anatolia is not necessarily cheaper if I look at prices quoted on this forum. Fuel, utilities, cigarettes and spirits are the same price and I've never seen a beer less than 6 TL in Cappadocia. Rent could be cheaper, we pay 300 TL per month for a 130 m flat but no central heating and you have at least 4 months really cold weather and coal at 650 TL/ton. Last winter we had 6 months with temperatures down to -25C. But if you don't smoke, don't drink, don't drive a car, don't go on holiday, eat beans and bulgur and lots of vegetables, basically live like local people, then you can be quite comfortable on a low income.
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