To see how much a private tour guide costs in Turkey we check the rates published by the official authorities. The prices for tour guides in Turkey are arranged by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
There are .... Big Cities in Turkey and There are ..... Small Cities in Turkey.
For instance if you need a private tour guide in Istanbul, that's definitely a big city as Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey.
If you need a private guide in Cappadocia, Cappadocia Tour Guides are residing in the city of Nevsehir which is not a big city so you will be quoted according to small city tariffs.
This mostly depend on their regions for example one of the rare guiding languages in Turkey is Mandarin Chines, however some regions such as Ephesus and Bodrum has the least maybe no Chinese speaking guides so in those particular locations rates of Chinese speaking tour guides will be higher than the minimum advised rates of the State.
This rate was 479Turkish Lira in 2019 which was around 90US Dollars with the exchange rate of the time.
And in 2020 the rate was 587 Turkish Lira, it was a %20 percent raise from 2019 to 2020.
And the raise from 2020 to 2021 is not even %10.
We know that this rate covers most of the multi-day tours around Turkey mostly 10 days to 2 weeks long tours. The rate is the daily rate no matter how long the tour lasts.
Some days can be pretty long up to 12 maybe 14 hours of durations. Some days may include evening / night activities and early morning before sunrise activities such as Balloon Rides etc. The package tour rate does not state any additional service.
As if the tour guide worked 18 full days for the employer. This is valid only for tour companies and travel agencies that hire tour guides as their personnel minimum for a season of 4 months up to a Year. So if anyone plans to hire a guide for just one month can't get away with this bargain.