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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 22.35% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 60.98% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 75.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 NT$ 499.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 NT$ 100.00-145.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 NT$ 40.00-80.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 65.00 NT$ 50.00-100.00
Cappuccino (regular) 76.04 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.18 NT$ 20.00-30.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.26 NT$ 15.00-25.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 329.85 NT$ 283.91-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 43.56 NT$ 36.29-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 40.05 NT$ 22.68-58.97
Eggs (12) 58.61 NT$ 48.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 231.82 NT$ 81.65-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 98.03 NT$ 81.65-127.01
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 239.65 NT$ 158.76-294.84
Apples (1 lb) 42.89 NT$ 30.00-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 25.67 NT$ 15.10-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 28.98 NT$ 22.68-40.82
Tomato (1 lb) 39.72 NT$ 22.68-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 32.26 NT$ 19.05-45.36
Onion (1 lb) 24.74 NT$ 19.05-34.02
Lettuce (1 head) 42.78 NT$ 25.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 32.79 NT$ 25.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$ 300.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 44.33 NT$ 37.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 57.38 NT$ 50.00-70.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 NT$ 80.00-100.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 15.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 945.00 NT$ 600.00-1,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 75.00 NT$ 70.00-90.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 NT$ 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 295.00 NT$ 200.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 99.31 NT$ 85.93-113.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 943,944.00 NT$ 700,000.00-1,059,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,848.36 NT$ 1,200.00-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.53 NT$ 5.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 769.49 NT$ 550.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,450.22 NT$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 335.71 NT$ 120.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$ 250.00-320.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,836.45 NT$ 1,800.00-3,980.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,208.97 NT$ 799.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,563.65 NT$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,945.43 NT$ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,891.10 NT$ 9,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,365.67 NT$ 6,000.00-13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 29,415.00 NT$ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,430.98 NT$ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 21,921.66 NT$ 9,290.23-37,160.91
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,215.09 NT$ 6,038.65-18,580.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 46,597.50 NT$ 26,000.00-90,560.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.09 2.00-2.50

Prices in Taiwan

These data are based on 3611 entries in the past 18 months from 425 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Taiwan

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Taichung 60.85 10.82 37.13 73.20 29.05 73.85
Taipei 59.77 20.63 41.21 68.29 28.71 122.85
Kaohsiung 50.08 10.49 31.31 56.48 22.20 93.41
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