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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 23.08% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 60.74% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 80.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
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) 76.09 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.23 NT$ 24.95-30.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.49 NT$ 15.00-25.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 329.04 NT$ 283.91-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 43.51 NT$ 36.29-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 40.50 NT$ 22.68-58.97
Eggs (12) 58.97 NT$ 48.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 228.94 NT$ 81.65-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 98.46 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) 41.41 NT$ 30.00-54.43
Banana (1 lb) 26.34 NT$ 15.88-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 29.09 NT$ 22.68-40.82
Tomato (1 lb) 38.58 NT$ 22.68-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 32.96 NT$ 22.68-45.36
Onion (1 lb) 24.74 NT$ 19.05-34.02
Lettuce (1 head) 42.35 NT$ 25.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 33.38 NT$ 25.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$ 300.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 44.52 NT$ 37.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 57.39 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) 990.00 NT$ 600.00-1,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 75.00 NT$ 70.00-85.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 NT$ 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 240.00 NT$ 200.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 98.19 NT$ 85.93-113.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 939,888.00 NT$ 700,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,817.54 NT$ 1,000.00-2,480.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.62 NT$ 5.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 769.59 NT$ 550.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,461.22 NT$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 331.67 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) 2,822.18 NT$ 1,800.00-3,980.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,179.02 NT$ 700.00-1,602.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,568.56 NT$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,931.14 NT$ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,126.92 NT$ 9,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,529.41 NT$ 6,000.00-13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 29,954.35 NT$ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,703.60 NT$ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 21,735.48 NT$ 9,290.23-32,515.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,143.63 NT$ 5,574.14-18,580.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 47,524.92 NT$ 26,000.00-90,560.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.10 2.00-2.50

Prices in Taiwan

These data are based on 3635 entries in the past 18 months from 433 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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