Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 25.2% higher than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 1.6% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Taipei are 33.1% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 12.0% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 43.6% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 17.5% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(134.87 NT$)
44.49 ¥
(200.00 NT$)
     +48.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 240.00 ¥
(1,078.95 NT$)
222.44 ¥
(1,000.00 NT$)
     -7.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 38.00 ¥
(170.83 NT$)
37.81 ¥
(170.00 NT$)
     -0.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(44.96 NT$)
16.68 ¥
(75.00 NT$)
     +66.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(89.91 NT$)
22.24 ¥
(100.00 NT$)
     +11.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.05 ¥
(117.09 NT$)
25.31 ¥
(113.79 NT$)
     -2.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 ¥
(17.01 NT$)
7.42 ¥
(33.34 NT$)
     +96.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 ¥
(10.23 NT$)
5.21 ¥
(23.43 NT$)
     +128.9 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 66.21 ¥
(297.66 NT$)
81.41 ¥
(365.99 NT$)
     +23.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.50 ¥
(56.21 NT$)
12.22 ¥
(54.94 NT$)
     -2.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.41 ¥
(15.34 NT$)
9.92 ¥
(44.60 NT$)
     +190.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.15 ¥
(59.12 NT$)
20.82 ¥
(93.60 NT$)
     +58.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 59.01 ¥
(265.27 NT$)
51.37 ¥
(230.95 NT$)
     -12.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.74 ¥
(52.78 NT$)
30.22 ¥
(135.87 NT$)
     +157.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 41.39 ¥
(186.09 NT$)
56.65 ¥
(254.69 NT$)
     +36.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.41 ¥
(33.30 NT$)
14.68 ¥
(66.01 NT$)
     +98.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.47 ¥
(24.57 NT$)
7.41 ¥
(33.32 NT$)
     +35.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 6.56 ¥
(29.49 NT$)
8.94 ¥
(40.17 NT$)
     +36.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 5.01 ¥
(22.54 NT$)
11.25 ¥
(50.58 NT$)
     +124.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.13 ¥
(14.09 NT$)
8.93 ¥
(40.13 NT$)
     +184.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.56 ¥
(16.01 NT$)
8.45 ¥
(38.01 NT$)
     +137.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.48 ¥
(29.12 NT$)
12.55 ¥
(56.42 NT$)
     +93.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.18 ¥
(18.79 NT$)
8.52 ¥
(38.32 NT$)
     +104.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(449.56 NT$)
100.10 ¥
(450.00 NT$)
     +0.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.24 ¥
(28.05 NT$)
10.98 ¥
(49.38 NT$)
     +76.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.31 ¥
(59.83 NT$)
16.77 ¥
(75.38 NT$)
     +26.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(112.39 NT$)
27.80 ¥
(125.00 NT$)
     +11.2 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(17.98 NT$)
6.67 ¥
(30.00 NT$)
     +66.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 ¥
(1,123.91 NT$)
266.93 ¥
(1,200.00 NT$)
     +6.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.00 ¥
(71.93 NT$)
18.91 ¥
(85.00 NT$)
     +18.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ¥
(21.71 NT$)
8.95 ¥
(40.23 NT$)
     +85.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 ¥
(269.74 NT$)
66.73 ¥
(300.00 NT$)
     +11.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.03 ¥
(143.98 NT$)
26.78 ¥
(120.39 NT$)
     -16.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(674,343.01 NT$)
224,440.67 ¥
(1,009,000.00 NT$)
     +49.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,240.00 ¥
(585,509.56 NT$)
183,922.59 ¥
(826,846.08 NT$)
     +41.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 426.76 ¥
(1,918.56 NT$)
682.42 ¥
(3,067.90 NT$)
     +59.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 94.17 ¥
(423.34 NT$)
141.25 ¥
(635.00 NT$)
     +50.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 136.94 ¥
(615.64 NT$)
187.49 ¥
(842.90 NT$)
     +36.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 541.99 ¥
(2,436.57 NT$)
283.34 ¥
(1,273.79 NT$)
     -47.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 124.17 ¥
(558.21 NT$)
82.58 ¥
(371.25 NT$)
     -33.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥
(269.74 NT$)
66.73 ¥
(300.00 NT$)
     +11.2 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,601.59 ¥
(38,669.47 NT$)
4,906.74 ¥
(22,058.82 NT$)
     -43.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 199,800.00 ¥
(898,224.89 NT$)
134,008.09 ¥
(602,449.46 NT$)
     -32.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 444.58 ¥
(1,998.65 NT$)
435.98 ¥
(1,960.00 NT$)
     -1.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 261.73 ¥
(1,176.64 NT$)
213.33 ¥
(959.04 NT$)
     -18.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 537.17 ¥
(2,414.92 NT$)
641.36 ¥
(2,883.33 NT$)
     +19.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 787.56 ¥
(3,540.57 NT$)
741.46 ¥
(3,333.33 NT$)
     -5.9 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,280.00 ¥
(32,728.11 NT$)
4,750.66 ¥
(21,357.14 NT$)
     -34.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,728.57 ¥
(16,762.24 NT$)
3,680.35 ¥
(16,545.45 NT$)
     -1.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,684.62 ¥
(92,990.17 NT$)
11,356.80 ¥
(51,055.84 NT$)
     -45.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,906.25 ¥
(44,534.74 NT$)
7,892.13 ¥
(35,480.00 NT$)
     -20.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,484.65 ¥
(51,630.64 NT$)
8,261.59 ¥
(37,140.98 NT$)
     -28.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,150.90 ¥
(27,652.13 NT$)
4,060.76 ¥
(18,255.64 NT$)
     -34.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Taipei Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,702.27 ¥
(48,113.35 NT$)
12,777.97 ¥
(57,444.89 NT$)
     +19.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.75 1.87      -60.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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