Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 27.65% higher than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 0.00% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Taipei are 39.29% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 15.77% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 41.98% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 2.17% lower than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(129.54 NT$)
27.79 ¥
(120.00 NT$)
     -7.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ¥
(1,079.52 NT$)
185.27 ¥
(800.00 NT$)
     -25.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥
(172.72 NT$)
33.94 ¥
(146.55 NT$)
     -15.15 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(43.18 NT$)
12.74 ¥
(55.00 NT$)
     +27.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(86.36 NT$)
19.68 ¥
(85.00 NT$)
     -1.58 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.72 ¥
(119.70 NT$)
21.59 ¥
(93.21 NT$)
     -22.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.88 ¥
(16.75 NT$)
6.56 ¥
(28.31 NT$)
     +69.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 ¥
(10.86 NT$)
5.11 ¥
(22.06 NT$)
     +103.16 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 70.03 ¥
(302.39 NT$)
81.78 ¥
(353.14 NT$)
     +16.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.51 ¥
(58.32 NT$)
11.59 ¥
(50.05 NT$)
     -14.18 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.15 ¥
(17.94 NT$)
9.25 ¥
(39.96 NT$)
     +122.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.74 ¥
(63.67 NT$)
17.14 ¥
(74.03 NT$)
     +16.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 55.26 ¥
(238.60 NT$)
69.52 ¥
(300.20 NT$)
     +25.82 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 15.90 ¥
(68.66 NT$)
32.68 ¥
(141.11 NT$)
     +105.52 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.61 ¥
(183.97 NT$)
61.92 ¥
(267.38 NT$)
     +45.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 8.98 ¥
(38.78 NT$)
16.28 ¥
(70.31 NT$)
     +81.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.41 ¥
(23.35 NT$)
6.64 ¥
(28.67 NT$)
     +22.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 8.05 ¥
(34.77 NT$)
7.69 ¥
(33.20 NT$)
     -4.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.57 ¥
(19.75 NT$)
9.74 ¥
(42.06 NT$)
     +112.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.21 ¥
(13.87 NT$)
8.49 ¥
(36.66 NT$)
     +164.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.27 ¥
(14.10 NT$)
6.41 ¥
(27.67 NT$)
     +96.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.42 ¥
(27.71 NT$)
12.32 ¥
(53.19 NT$)
     +91.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.90 ¥
(21.18 NT$)
8.40 ¥
(36.27 NT$)
     +71.27 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(431.81 NT$)
92.63 ¥
(400.00 NT$)
     -7.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.75 ¥
(24.83 NT$)
11.88 ¥
(51.29 NT$)
     +106.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.61 ¥
(71.71 NT$)
14.74 ¥
(63.63 NT$)
     -11.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(86.36 NT$)
27.79 ¥
(120.00 NT$)
     +38.95 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(17.27 NT$)
4.63 ¥
(20.00 NT$)
     +15.79 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(863.61 NT$)
296.43 ¥
(1,280.00 NT$)
     +48.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(60.45 NT$)
16.21 ¥
(70.00 NT$)
     +15.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ¥
(20.85 NT$)
9.32 ¥
(40.23 NT$)
     +92.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.75 ¥
(158.69 NT$)
57.90 ¥
(250.00 NT$)
     +57.54 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.02 ¥
(112.37 NT$)
24.12 ¥
(104.13 NT$)
     -7.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥
(604,528.68 NT$)
208,426.83 ¥
(900,000.00 NT$)
     +48.88 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,235.29 ¥
(670,315.63 NT$)
166,657.25 ¥
(719,636.36 NT$)
     +7.36 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 402.93 ¥
(1,739.89 NT$)
584.77 ¥
(2,525.09 NT$)
     +45.13 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 ¥
(1.00 NT$)
1.15 ¥
(4.98 NT$)
     +400.63 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 99.52 ¥
(429.73 NT$)
157.17 ¥
(678.69 NT$)
     +57.93 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 393.42 ¥
(1,698.80 NT$)
300.28 ¥
(1,296.64 NT$)
     -23.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 79.47 ¥
(343.17 NT$)
94.93 ¥
(409.90 NT$)
     +19.44 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥
(215.90 NT$)
69.48 ¥
(300.00 NT$)
     +38.95 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,296.84 ¥
(31,508.21 NT$)
3,905.16 ¥
(16,862.73 NT$)
     -46.48 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 168,500.00 ¥
(727,593.45 NT$)
105,946.37 ¥
(457,483.00 NT$)
     -37.12 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 501.78 ¥
(2,166.71 NT$)
554.21 ¥
(2,393.09 NT$)
     +10.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 289.93 ¥
(1,251.92 NT$)
229.09 ¥
(989.24 NT$)
     -20.98 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 653.59 ¥
(2,822.26 NT$)
629.76 ¥
(2,719.35 NT$)
     -3.65 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 799.92 ¥
(3,454.10 NT$)
826.52 ¥
(3,568.97 NT$)
     +3.33 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,553.55 ¥
(36,934.77 NT$)
4,396.81 ¥
(18,985.71 NT$)
     -48.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,097.22 ¥
(17,692.06 NT$)
3,018.60 ¥
(13,034.48 NT$)
     -26.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,932.35 ¥
(81,751.07 NT$)
11,258.10 ¥
(48,613.16 NT$)
     -40.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,552.54 ¥
(41,248.45 NT$)
6,301.79 ¥
(27,211.54 NT$)
     -34.03 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,327.97 ¥
(40,278.75 NT$)
7,652.26 ¥
(33,042.93 NT$)
     -17.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,549.69 ¥
(19,645.83 NT$)
4,667.62 ¥
(20,155.05 NT$)
     +2.59 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,706.31 ¥
(46,230.51 NT$)
10,474.01 ¥
(45,227.42 NT$)
     -2.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.88 1.62      -66.79 %
Last update: April 2021May 2021
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