Historical Prices in Taipei

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Restaurants

Year
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
Meal for 2 People,
Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
McMeal at McDonalds
(or Equivalent Combo Meal)
2023 201.77 1149.42 163.64
2022 174.76 1140.18 155.81
2021 151.79 889.69 149.64
2020 130.97 741.94 138.03
2019 131.66 817.86 133.31
2018 167.24 824.80 130.21
2017 143.89 870.79 128.62
2016 136.13 856.80 124.65
2015 123.23 741.37 123.78
2014 118.23 644.74 127.33
2013 92.85 607.89 127.40
2012 81.38 711.07 119.04
2011 91.71 509.97 114.45
2010 144.93 527.01 127.76
Year
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter draught)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
Coke/Pepsi
(0.33 liter bottle)
Water
(0.33 liter bottle)
Cappuccino
(regular)
2023 90.05 93.94 33.29 23.22 115.45
2022 81.15 101.33 31.85 20.68 95.54
2021 63.96 95.90 29.50 22.34 96.79
2020 64.58 84.23 26.11 20.83 93.78
2019 67.38 77.65 26.81 19.97 90.62
2018 75.91 118.67 30.79 20.77 82.00
2017 56.75 66.23 27.17 20.21 78.75
2016 53.57 69.46 30.33 20.85 89.63
2015 58.15 71.73 26.71 19.43 80.52
2014 71.33 106.28 30.47 19.95 80.95
2013 51.22 73.17 30.12 21.90 84.74
2012 55.19 66.32 27.42 24.89 69.11
2011 51.07 68.04 20.91 18.62 100.27
2010 40.46 47.91 21.29 19.20 -

Markets

Year
Milk
(regular),
(1 liter)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread
(500g)
Eggs
(regular)
(12)
Water
(1.5 liter bottle)
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter bottle)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
2023 94.26 62.70 97.71 37.78 49.64 74.30
2022 95.74 63.59 98.14 33.62 44.26 78.20
2021 93.00 53.33 78.97 35.36 52.28 79.15
2020 94.23 55.89 71.47 34.00 49.73 58.20
2019 87.63 55.34 77.00 40.46 54.10 77.00
2018 88.36 53.54 76.56 33.75 38.42 65.50
2017 95.71 56.88 63.93 42.00 50.88 67.86
2016 86.06 47.72 67.32 38.55 44.77 57.00
2015 99.97 49.30 63.15 28.58 42.58 57.50
2014 83.00 57.14 70.91 32.50 52.43 74.17
2013 84.61 54.17 55.17 32.50 45.57 56.67
2012 95.36 39.86 30.00 30.00 30.00 40.00
2011 66.11 35.81 62.91 26.21 38.13 54.86
2010 101.14 38.65 58.98 29.60 54.46 53.34
Year
Apples
(1kg)
Oranges
(1kg)
Potato
(1kg)
Lettuce
(1 head)
Rice
(white),
(1kg)
Tomato
(1kg)
Banana
(1kg)
Onion
(1kg)
2023 158.02 78.33 93.89 62.60 102.15 110.00 73.14 86.00
2022 120.82 88.89 94.91 48.75 89.19 116.56 70.61 87.30
2021 148.67 80.45 78.89 60.00 95.12 102.54 62.75 63.90
2020 151.11 60.09 70.30 53.90 92.65 83.44 59.17 58.00
2019 148.57 86.86 101.22 50.00 101.22 92.83 69.25 61.50
2018 156.00 120.00 - 43.75 112.50 142.50 65.67 87.50
2017 151.50 70.00 73.00 41.00 136.88 162.50 80.33 61.00
2016 147.36 87.03 90.53 52.14 90.56 113.40 86.46 66.14
2015 115.00 68.00 72.50 43.80 95.67 100.00 52.29 71.67
2014 100.29 52.00 66.34 35.00 70.00 85.14 - -
2013 90.00 83.33 47.50 39.67 95.00 98.00 - -
2012 - 50.00 - 40.00 73.88 106.00 - -
2011 75.80 75.92 28.65 42.97 - - - -
2010 - - - - - - - -
Year
Local Cheese
(1kg)
Bottle of Wine
(Mid-Range)
Cigarettes 20 Pack
(Marlboro)
Chicken Fillets
(1kg)
Beef Round
(1kg)
(or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
2023 533.33 483.33 125.00 327.08 740.00
2022 481.25 483.89 124.18 268.90 529.23
2021 612.50 376.92 129.17 297.73 667.73
2020 544.44 457.92 126.60 261.88 532.73
2019 743.25 459.09 122.00 388.00 633.33
2018 - 477.78 110.00 232.50 -
2017 587.50 477.56 97.22 231.67 560.00
2016 866.67 407.69 96.67 249.86 718.75
2015 425.00 393.64 87.08 247.50 606.67
2014 - 369.99 78.57 262.50 -
2013 - 331.25 89.17 200.00 -
2012 - 366.44 75.00 100.00 -
2011 716.25 415.42 57.30 257.85 -
2010 - 353.42 79.96 164.81 -

Rent Per Month

Year
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
in City Centre
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
Outside of Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
in City Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
Outside of Centre
2023 20062.50 14785.71 50261.04 37391.30
2022 20627.91 13161.76 46560.00 34045.45
2021 18983.87 12860.00 45567.13 26772.73
2020 17804.88 11897.06 46172.41 25900.00
2019 16968.75 11292.45 37718.66 25108.38
2018 20960.00 14207.81 41361.70 28690.00
2017 18231.31 10440.00 41061.27 24472.65
2016 17728.57 11766.67 41071.43 25304.35
2015 16104.52 9671.43 40076.92 22233.33
2014 17900.00 11366.54 46363.64 20000.00
2013 18846.15 13875.00 43916.67 26272.73
2012 23022.43 16674.17 51356.67 25000.00
2011 19769.03 15281.00 33158.45 19825.62
2010 18769.34 13834.27 33733.86 21536.09

Buy Apartment Price

Year
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
in City Centre
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
Outside of Centre
2023 432202.00 198586.33
2022 438141.43 247316.17
2021 412555.56 233325.00
2020 361199.65 211741.93
2019 408226.21 236708.48
2018 317428.00 187945.09
2017 301145.83 149696.91
2016 328181.82 150000.00
2015 389761.11 190511.76
2014 346442.12 186666.67
2013 271666.67 161666.67
2012 300000.00 150000.00
2011 219172.50 108870.00
2010 297853.91 130001.23

Salaries And Financing

Year
Average Monthly Net Salary
(After Tax)
2023 55636.79
2022 55274.85
2021 44588.08
2020 47181.42
2019 46275.24
2018 54901.12
2017 62667.05
2016 69101.39
2015 56436.51
2014 43229.74
2013 53611.76
2012 42953.33
2011 37245.00
2010 44758.59

Transportation

Year
One-way Ticket
(Local Transport)
Gasoline
(1 liter)
2023 23.75 31.33
2022 25.26 31.51
2021 23.85 29.68
2020 23.05 27.52
2019 23.26 29.43
2018 21.25 29.76
2017 21.62 27.00
2016 19.66 25.91
2015 23.37 27.17
2014 20.69 34.70
2013 19.08 35.00
2012 18.00 32.84
2011 17.54 30.99
2010 28.72 31.94
Year
Monthly Pass
(Regular Price)
2023 1232.97
2022 1280.24
2021 1291.90
2020 1280.00
2019 1280.00
2018 1302.16
2017 1459.84
2016 1290.91
2015 1211.11
2014 1125.00
2013 1126.67
2012 1500.00
2011 1289.25
2010 1200.94

Salaries And Financing

Year
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages
(%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
2023 1.90
2022 1.63
2021 1.79
2020 1.57
2019 1.98
2018 1.98
2017 2.10
2016 2.17
2015 2.19
2014 2.34
2013 1.97
2012 2.00
2011 -
2010 1.57

Utilities (Monthly)

Year
Basic
(Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
Internet
(60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data
2023 3024.87 839.37 690.28
2022 3236.56 873.57 -
2021 2529.17 834.00 -
2020 2266.13 602.26 -
2019 2418.15 709.22 -
2018 2443.12 862.51 -
2017 2613.77 765.94 -
2016 2067.94 813.33 -
2015 2219.15 733.44 -
2014 3205.47 660.00 -
2013 2601.04 800.00 -
2012 1500.00 800.00 -
2011 1862.25 573.00 -
2010 1352.13 670.74 -

Sports And Leisure

Year
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
Tennis Court Rent
(1 Hour on Weekend)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
2023 1193.20 - 314.07
2022 1247.10 478.33 314.34
2021 1224.68 460.00 313.21
2020 1316.00 368.75 296.67
2019 1367.18 399.88 292.94
2018 1537.40 455.56 301.48
2017 1434.62 475.00 297.04
2016 1636.00 448.00 301.46
2015 1640.00 360.00 300.26
2014 1926.86 283.33 315.00
2013 1676.19 - 281.11
2012 1233.33 - 420.00
2011 1743.56 - 257.85
2010 1936.20 118.18 372.63

Clothing And Shoes

Year
1 Pair of Jeans
(Levis 501 Or Similar)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store
(Zara, H&M, ...)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes
(Mid-Range)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
2023 1882.35 941.00 2922.73 3215.38
2022 2839.09 991.82 3012.61 3576.67
2021 1839.42 1038.12 2677.27 3700.00
2020 2595.00 959.00 2750.00 3285.00
2019 2086.08 1050.80 2618.98 3680.33
2018 2223.33 1196.18 2709.23 3929.33
2017 2604.55 1305.29 2715.65 3250.00
2016 2618.50 1243.64 2765.88 2967.89
2015 3125.71 1583.21 2584.34 3260.87
2014 3304.91 1375.00 2743.71 3725.00
2013 2685.00 1600.00 2242.86 3250.00
2012 3000.00 2000.00 1750.00 3500.00
2011 - - 2244.25 3438.00
2010 2028.19 1437.30 2124.01 3289.82
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