According to the research of the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions (Türk-İş), the monthly food expenditure (limit of hunger) of a family composed of four to get a sufficient nutrition, has increased to 1,205 Turkish Liras ($540).
The limit of poverty consists of compulsory expenditures as clothing, rent, electricity, water and heating added to food expenditure, which has increased to 3,926 TL ($1,760).
Türk-İş released its October results of "hunger and poverty limits" research on Monday, conducted to reveal the living conditions of labor class and reflection of price changes in basic consumption goods.
The hunger limit increased by 124 TL and the poverty limit increased by 403 TL since January.
Living costs of a single person was calculated as 1,426 TL ($639) in Türk-İş's research.