Ankara - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

It’s just so easy and nice, though admittedly more boring than Istanbul. - Nov 2023

The food, traveling in Turkey and culture for sure. - Jan 2023

It's a big city without all the craziness of Istanbul. Daily life is easy, there is plenty of green space, and driving is manageable. - Nov 2021

Very easy living. Affordable. Turks are friendly and love children. Weather is great. The produce is incredible. - Sep 2020

After many years living in more difficult places, we enjoyed the modernity and amenities of Ankara. Rush-hour traffic seemed very humane! - Oct 2018

In my opinion, there are no advantages to living in Ankara. Even leaving here is hard, as there are very few direct international flights.

I do not see many advantages to this city. I cannot see why anyone would like it. - Oct 2018

Great weather, cheaper than USA, modern city, and tons to do. - Sep 2018

There's no particular advantages for Ankara itself. It the proximity to everything around Ankara that's appealing. You are in the middle of the country and only a few hours drive from anything you could want to do. The city does have some very nice parks though in the valleys to take advantage of. - Sep 2017

It's centrally located for all the things to do in Turkey. There are also direct flights to Europe through Germany. - Jun 2017

Tourism! Holy smokes, travel. From Ankara you are a one hour, less than US$100 plane ticket to ANYwhere in the country. And there are quite a few European and other destinations available either direct from Ankara or via Istanbul. We did not purchase overly much, but marble, carpets and porcelain are easily obtainable, but you must bargain over tea or it isn't a good price. The coast between September and May (off-tourist season) is glorious. - Aug 2015

Lots of history and travel available. Prices are a little lower than U.S. on all but electronics. People are very friendly. Can get almost anything here that you can get in the U.S. Good food, Safe and virtually crime-free. - Jun 2015

Travel. It is a beautiful country with beaches, mountains, historical ruins, great cuisine and friendly locals. Driving is easy and convenient, and there are low-budget domestic carriers for travel in-country. The climate in Ankara has 4 distinct seasons. But Ankara is dry year-round. Winters have been rather mild during the last 2 years. You can save money in Ankara, but it's not an inexpensive city. - Apr 2015

The culture, history, Turkish hospitality, and delicious Turkish food. - Feb 2015

Traveling domestically. It's a beautiful country year-round with beaches, mountains and ski resorts, country-side, historical sites, great food. Also easy travel to Europe from here. - Jun 2014

Travel. We have traveled quite a bit since getting posted here. Turkey is filled with historical sites. Incredible ancient history coming back to life from Antep all the way to Efes. - Apr 2014

Wonderful people, excellent and healthy food and a million places to visit. - Mar 2014

Good weather, great location for travel to historic sites. - Mar 2014

Ankara is centrally located within Turkey, making it easier to see historic sites scattered about the country. - Jul 2013

Ankara is a relatively inexpensive city to live in. The kebap is cheap, fruit and vegetables at the markets are inexpensive and very fresh, and taxis are likewise easy on the wallet. - Aug 2011

Touring, Save some money if you stay in and shop on the military base. But the touring is great in Turkey. - Jul 2010

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