Currency and Economic Volatility: The impact on Turkey's rental market

    Jan 23, 2019 @ 08:58 AM / by Philli Wong

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    Ankara, Turkey as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Anne Benjamin.

    Falling Rents and Demand in Turkey

    Rents in Turkey decreased due to lower demand, the depreciation of the lira, and the economic conditions that resulted from recent government policies and security concerns. A recent change in lease laws required that all contracts be signed and paid in Turkish lira (TRY) instead of USD or EUR. This decree was overturned, however, and foreign residents can once again enter into contracts in foreign currencies. These changes have caused a great deal of confusion for expatriates and companies with expatriates in Turkey.


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    This quarter's cost-of-living surveys were conducted primarily in Europe, Asia, and mainland Southeast Asia.

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    Topics: Currency Volatility, Housing, Expatriate Housing, Data Points, Insights and Experience, Turkey, Lira

    Philli Wong

    Written by Philli Wong

    Philli joined AIRINC in 2011 as a surveyor and analyst. Today she is the longest serving full-time surveyor. Philli has surveyed 200 locations for AIRINC covering all the continents. She speaks English, Chinese, Spanish, and is picking up other useful languages along the way.