1 August 2016

Kenan Ilgör - Expat in Istanbul, Turkey

Kenan Ilgör - Expat in Istanbul, Turkey

Q: Where are you originally from?
A: The Netherlands.

Q: In which city are you currently residing?
A: Istanbul

Q: What do you do in your new city?
A: Working for an international bank.

Q: How is the quality of life in your new city in comparison to that of your home city?
A: Similar or better

Q: How would you rate the healthcare system in which you are currently enrolled?
A: Better than before e.g. cheaper, good and fast service.

Q: How does the cost of living compare to that of your home city?
A: More expensive e.g. education for children and rent (except clothes and bazaar).

Q: Did you use a relocation company to help you with your move?
A: No.

Q: How easy or difficult was the relocation process?
A: Not so difficult as I was allowed to use a family’s apartment for the first couple of months.

Q: Did you move here with any family members?
A: No.

Q: What is your favourite mobile app which you use to aid you in your expat life?
A: Hareket Saati app for public transport and Taksi Durdur for taxi.

Q: What is one piece of advice you’d like to offer a new expat in your new city?
A: Living close to your office but choose a quite neighborhood and calculate your costs very well.