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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 59.70
Rent Index: 19.18
Groceries Index: 70.92
Restaurants Index: 29.59
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 40.12
Local Purchasing Power: 69.12

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 90.00 NT$
70.00
120.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 575.00 NT$
400.00
800.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 120.00 NT$
115.00
140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 50.00 NT$
42.00
80.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 80.00 NT$
50.00
110.00
Cappuccino (regular) 70.96 NT$
50.00
100.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 27.62 NT$
20.00
30.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 19.23 NT$
15.00
22.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 79.05 NT$
70.00
90.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 45.73 NT$
40.00
55.12
Rice (white), (1kg) 70.00 NT$
50.00
100.00
Eggs (12) 55.60 NT$
42.00
80.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 517.77 NT$
300.00
750.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 186.50 NT$
150.00
200.00
Apples (1kg) 87.38 NT$
69.00
100.00
Oranges (1kg) 67.38 NT$
40.00
100.00
Tomato (1kg) 78.10 NT$
45.00
120.00
Potato (1kg) 47.14 NT$
35.00
60.00
Lettuce (1 head) 38.78 NT$
20.00
50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 29.69 NT$
25.00
35.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 NT$
300.00
400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 43.18 NT$
35.00
50.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 54.29 NT$
40.00
70.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 85.00 NT$
80.00
90.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$
15.00
20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 NT$
900.00
1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 75.00 NT$
70.00
85.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 20.00 NT$
20.00
30.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 NT$
100.00
300.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 34.82 NT$
34.00
35.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 700,000.00 NT$
500,000.00
850,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,485.01 NT$
1,600.00
3,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 6.12 NT$
3.00
8.40
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 659.52 NT$
500.00
800.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,440.60 NT$
1,200.00
2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 230.00 NT$
200.00
300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 278.77 NT$
250.00
310.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,405.88 NT$
1,900.00
3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,402.11 NT$
1,000.00
2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,288.89 NT$
2,000.00
2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,956.17 NT$
2,230.16
3,500.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,518.52 NT$
10,000.00
20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,031.97 NT$
6,000.00
15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,961.54 NT$
20,000.00
45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,185.19 NT$
15,000.00
25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 248,468.06 NT$
110,000.00
330,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 105,738.47 NT$
60,514.00
150,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 35,639.45 NT$
27,876.95
50,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.02
2.00
2.20

These data are based on 2114 entries in the past 18 months from 235 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2014

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

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