Antalya vs. Bodrum: the best place to acquire property in Turkey, Turkish Architecture Development Images

The Best Place to Acquire Property in Turkey

17 Aug 2022

Best Place to Acquire Property in Turkey

When it comes down to buying a home on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, potential buyers have plenty of options to choose from. Some want to enjoy the wonderful beaches of Croatia, others prefer to explore the islands of Greece or the Albanian Riviera. Undoubtedly, Turkey is the leader among seaside places with high investor and end-user demand. The country has a lot of offers to buy real estate in Antalya and Bodrum.

In fact, it is not just an exaggeration to say that Turkey’s Turquoise Coast is one of the most fabulous places to live and relax in the whole world. This is a true paradise located at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East. Especially for buyers who cannot decide on the best location for the acquisition of property near the sea, representatives of Turk.Estate have reviewed and compared two popular Turkish cities – Antalya and Bodrum.

The cost of living

You can compare the cost of living (in Turkish Lira) in Antalya and Bodrum in the following tables:

Groceries in local stores Antalya Bodrum
Milk(1 l) 12.11 12.49
Fresh white bread (500 g) 9.19 7.97
White rice (1 kg) 18.39 18
Chicken eggs (12 pc.) 21.19 29.18
Cheese (1 kg) 88.89 89.97
Chicken fillet (1 kg) 63.46 56.67
Beef steak (1 kg) 138.2 138.22
Apples (1 kg) 9.68 12.19
Bananas (1 kg) 16.93 21.99
Oranges (1 kg) 8.85 9.3
Tomatoes (1 kg) 15.98 21.67
Potatoes (1 kg) 7.27 9.12
Onions (1 kg) 4.18 3.48
Lettuce  (1 head) 12.69 12.5
Water (1.5 l bottle) 4.52 4.43
Bottle of wine 100 120
Home brew (0.5 l bottle) 26.22 26.67
Imported beer  (0.33 l bottle) 32.57 30.33
Marlboro cigarettes (20 packs) 28 25
Real estate (square meter) Antalya Bodrum
In the city center 18,464 43,333
In the suburbs 10,318 21,666
Utilities (monthly payments) Antalya Bodrum
Basic services (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage) for properties of 85 m2 1,194 1,610
1 minute of phone calls at Local mobile plans (no discounts) 1.83 1.8
Internet (60 Mbps and above) 150.27 149.08
Transport Antalya Bodrum
One-way ticket 8 7.5
Monthly pass 400 150
Taxi (1 km) 9 4.5
Taxi (1 hour of waiting) 70.98 60
Gas (1 l) 23.11 21.74

An overview of Antalya

When choosing between Antalya and Bodrum, buyers should think about what lifestyle they are seeking. Antalya is much bigger. It is a bustling city with over 1 million population and a huge Turkish resort. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire Mediterranean. There is always something to see and do.

Local attractions include stunning beaches, a beautiful promenade, a harbor, and the Old Town, surrounded by defensive walls. Many museums and historical sites are in this resort city, including Hadrian’s Gate, Hidirlik Tower, and the neighbouring Aspendos Amphitheater, one of the world’s largest undamaged Roman amphitheaters.

This place offers numerous unique benefits that can not be found in any other Turkish city. In addition to affordable prices, it has many attractions, restaurants, shops, parks, and beaches to choose from. Here are the main advantages of everyone’s favourite resort:

  1. Antalya is much warmer than Bodrum  because of its more eastern location. Its summer season lasts longer. So the city attracts tourists even in winter.
  2. In close proximity to the central part of the city are several iconic ruins, such as Perge Ruins and the well-preserved Aspendos Amphitheater.
  3. Various green spaces, water parks, theme parks, and playgrounds make the city a great place for families with children.
  4. The beaches are situated in the city.
  5. There are several breathtaking waterfalls around Antalya. One of them falls directly into the Mediterranean Sea.

An overview of Bodrum

The city is located on the peninsula of the same name. This is a small city with a population of approximately 40,000 people. Local real estate will be an excellent choice for those who prefer a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of megacities.

Despite a quiet environment, this place has a lot of options for leisure and recreation. It is located on the ruins of Halicarnassus, an ancient Carian city. The iconic Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was built on its territory. All other land tombs (or “mausoleums”) are named after the tomb of Mausolus, the former ruler of Caria.

Later, the Knights Hospitaller constructed the majestic Bodrum Castle using the stones of the mausoleum. It still rises above the city and attracts tourists.

Best Place to Acquire Property in Turkey

The following factors are among the numerous advantages of the city:

  1. It offers a charming coastal city atmosphere and well-maintained beaches.
  2. Unlike Antalya, Bodrum is not a place of mass tourism. It is much quieter here, so the local residents have the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful sceneries away from the noise and crowds.
  3. This place has a lot of historical attractions.
  4. Bodrum is located close to the magnificent Greek islands of Kos and Rhodes.

Assistance with buying property in Turkey

Highly qualified Turk.Estate experts will provide assistance during a real estate transaction and help the client in selecting the best residential option in any city in Turkey where he truly wants to purchase a property. Right now, the top offers on the Turkish real estate market can be found on the aggregator’s official website.

Turkish Properties

Recent Property in western Turkey on e-architect:

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum, south west Turkey
Design: SAOTA
Ritz-Carlton Residences Yalıkavak Bodrum
image courtesy of architects practice
Ritz-Carlton Residences, Yalıkavak Bodrum

New Residence in Yalikavak, Bodrum
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Bodrum Houses

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Kuum Hotel Spa Residences, Bodrum

Another Residential Development in western Turkey on e-architect:

Çubuklu Vadi Residences, Istanbul
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Çubuklu Vadi Residences

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum, Torba, south west Turkey
Design: Global Architectural Development – GAD
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum
picture from architects
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum

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7800 Çesme Residences & Hotel
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
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Aegean Breeze at Alaçati, west Turkey
Design: LEO A DALY Architects
Turkish Resort Buildings

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Bodrum Hotel Building

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