What Can You Buy in Turkey for Only 10 Dollars?

While the dollar was based on 10 TL, a TikTok user named Uptin showed what can be bought in Turkey by spending a total of 11 dollars. Many Turkish viewers commented on the video, which was watched by more than 800 thousand people.

At the beginning of September, it was at the level of 8.27, which started to rise suddenly and today A record-breaking dollar rate of 9.97, with the effect of inflation, caused price increases in every sector in Turkey one after another. The prices of the products in the markets increased by up to 50%, the liter price of gasoline increased almost every week with the effect of the exchange rate along with the global increase.

With the depreciation of the Turkish Lira, tourists coming to Turkey from abroad started to buy things that most of us could not buy on the same day, in small amounts at their own currency. An example of this came from YouTuber Uptin, who has more than 300,000 followers on TikTok. Uptin, “What can you buy in Turkey for 10 dollars?” went viral with his video answering the question.

They can be bought for 11 dollars at the current exchange rate:

Uptin, in the video watched by more than 800 thousand people on TikTok, $ 1 cheese pie for breakfast in return, $ 1.50 in return, pomegranate and grapefruit juice, $ 2 In return, a Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks, $ 2.50 chicken burrito, french fries and soda in return $ 4 In return, he received a large chocolate-covered Turkish delight. Uptin’s take 11 dollars total kept it. He also corrected his calculation error in the description of his video.


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The Turkish lira equivalent of all the products that Uptin buys in his video costs approximately 110 TL. We saw a similar video shot by people coming to Turkey from outside on social media, in July 2020, by some people who bought a 4 TL product and divided it into 8. Euro/TL parity, which was 8 that day, today at 11.37 level is being traded.