Good afternoon everyone, I would like to get some serious advise.... I have received what I think is a good job offer in Istanbul at a hotel as a restaurant manager.... It sounds good.... 10am-6pm 5500 USD monthly.
If you could please give me advise, what are the living conditions? Will my monthly salary suffice? Is it a good move in general? What are the people like?
Thank so much!
It's difficult to say whether this would be a good move for you personally, as everyone has different circumstances, but it would certainly be an adventure - for an overview of life there, see our page on Moving to Turkey.
As far as quality of life goes, your salary would definitely influence your lifestyle. To get an idea, you should convert your salary from USD into YTL, and then draw up a rough budget of expenses. You can use the table at the bottom of our page on Cost of Living, as well as info from websites such as Numbeo and Expatistan, to fill the budget out with the relevant costs. This should give you an idea of how much wiggle room you'll have in terms of your salary.
As far as what the people are like, our page on Culture Shock in Turkey outlines some of the cultural issues you might encounter there.
When would you be moving there? Would your company be arranging your visa or would this be something you'd need to sort out yourself?