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Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 29.93% higher than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 0.52% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Taipei are 45.98% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 12.06% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 43.81% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 20.63% higher than in Shanghai
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  ShanghaiTaipeiDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 31.00 ¥
(134.25 NT$)
27.71 ¥
(120.00 NT$)
     -10.62 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(866.14 NT$)
184.73 ¥
(800.00 NT$)
     -7.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(151.58 NT$)
30.02 ¥
(130.00 NT$)
     -14.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(43.31 NT$)
13.85 ¥
(60.00 NT$)
     +38.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(86.61 NT$)
18.47 ¥
(80.00 NT$)
     -7.64 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.35 ¥
(127.10 NT$)
19.48 ¥
(84.38 NT$)
     -33.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.07 ¥
(17.61 NT$)
6.18 ¥
(26.76 NT$)
     +51.96 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 ¥
(10.76 NT$)
4.56 ¥
(19.75 NT$)
     +83.57 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 69.39 ¥
(300.50 NT$)
75.98 ¥
(329.06 NT$)
     +9.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.26 ¥
(53.10 NT$)
11.31 ¥
(48.98 NT$)
     -7.76 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.92 ¥
(16.98 NT$)
10.61 ¥
(45.96 NT$)
     +170.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 17.68 ¥
(76.59 NT$)
16.94 ¥
(73.38 NT$)
     -4.18 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 47.28 ¥
(204.77 NT$)
56.16 ¥
(243.23 NT$)
     +18.78 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 15.71 ¥
(68.03 NT$)
25.92 ¥
(112.26 NT$)
     +65.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 43.09 ¥
(186.62 NT$)
69.13 ¥
(299.37 NT$)
     +60.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.62 ¥
(33.00 NT$)
14.87 ¥
(64.41 NT$)
     +95.17 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.28 ¥
(22.86 NT$)
6.66 ¥
(28.84 NT$)
     +26.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.26 ¥
(31.43 NT$)
8.88 ¥
(38.44 NT$)
     +22.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.69 ¥
(20.30 NT$)
10.70 ¥
(46.32 NT$)
     +128.21 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.49 ¥
(15.13 NT$)
9.43 ¥
(40.82 NT$)
     +169.89 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.52 ¥
(15.24 NT$)
7.48 ¥
(32.38 NT$)
     +112.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.43 ¥
(19.18 NT$)
10.54 ¥
(45.62 NT$)
     +137.89 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.68 ¥
(20.25 NT$)
8.25 ¥
(35.72 NT$)
     +76.38 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 ¥
(519.69 NT$)
103.91 ¥
(450.00 NT$)
     -13.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 ¥
(22.58 NT$)
10.86 ¥
(47.01 NT$)
     +108.19 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.42 ¥
(66.77 NT$)
15.42 ¥
(66.80 NT$)
     +0.05 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 ¥
(90.95 NT$)
25.40 ¥
(110.00 NT$)
     +20.95 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.25 ¥
(14.07 NT$)
4.62 ¥
(20.00 NT$)
     +42.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(866.14 NT$)
295.56 ¥
(1,280.00 NT$)
     +47.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(60.63 NT$)
16.16 ¥
(70.00 NT$)
     +15.45 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥
(18.12 NT$)
9.29 ¥
(40.23 NT$)
     +122.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥
(162.40 NT$)
54.26 ¥
(235.00 NT$)
     +44.70 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.26 ¥
(113.75 NT$)
25.64 ¥
(111.04 NT$)
     -2.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥
(606,300.66 NT$)
207,817.68 ¥
(900,000.00 NT$)
     +48.44 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,540.00 ¥
(565,332.06 NT$)
161,054.43 ¥
(697,481.48 NT$)
     +23.38 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 382.40 ¥
(1,656.07 NT$)
522.23 ¥
(2,261.65 NT$)
     +36.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 ¥
(0.92 NT$)
1.06 ¥
(4.61 NT$)
     +401.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 112.65 ¥
(487.83 NT$)
162.82 ¥
(705.11 NT$)
     +44.54 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 348.43 ¥
(1,508.95 NT$)
311.96 ¥
(1,351.00 NT$)
     -10.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 89.76 ¥
(388.73 NT$)
95.86 ¥
(415.13 NT$)
     +6.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 57.00 ¥
(246.85 NT$)
69.27 ¥
(300.00 NT$)
     +21.53 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,158.41 ¥
(22,339.63 NT$)
3,458.61 ¥
(14,978.26 NT$)
     -32.95 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 178,667.74 ¥
(773,759.78 NT$)
89,082.72 ¥
(385,792.25 NT$)
     -50.14 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 471.16 ¥
(2,040.47 NT$)
466.18 ¥
(2,018.91 NT$)
     -1.06 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 253.52 ¥
(1,097.91 NT$)
236.31 ¥
(1,023.38 NT$)
     -6.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 617.36 ¥
(2,673.61 NT$)
600.53 ¥
(2,600.71 NT$)
     -2.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 731.24 ¥
(3,166.79 NT$)
807.39 ¥
(3,496.59 NT$)
     +10.41 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,453.34 ¥
(32,278.30 NT$)
3,713.46 ¥
(16,081.97 NT$)
     -50.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,774.55 ¥
(16,346.53 NT$)
2,479.96 ¥
(10,740.00 NT$)
     -34.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,970.92 ¥
(73,496.28 NT$)
8,509.40 ¥
(36,851.83 NT$)
     -49.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,431.79 ¥
(40,846.44 NT$)
5,603.76 ¥
(24,268.29 NT$)
     -40.59 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,454.11 ¥
(36,612.36 NT$)
7,925.11 ¥
(34,321.43 NT$)
     -6.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,303.73 ¥
(18,638.23 NT$)
4,357.63 ¥
(18,871.67 NT$)
     +1.25 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,609.60 ¥
(37,285.74 NT$)
10,331.68 ¥
(44,743.59 NT$)
     +20.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.06 1.93      -61.88 %
Last update: December 2019December 2019
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Currency: CNY