Cost of Living Comparison Between New Taipei City and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 7.4% lower than in New Taipei City (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 3.3% higher than in New Taipei City
Rent Prices in Taipei are 52.0% higher than in New Taipei City
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 28.7% higher than in New Taipei City
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 13.7% lower than in New Taipei City
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 12.3% higher than in New Taipei City
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Restaurants
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 NT$ 200.00 NT$      +33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 NT$ 1,100.00 NT$      +22.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 152.50 NT$ 170.00 NT$      +11.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 57.50 NT$ 80.00 NT$      +39.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 75.00 NT$ 100.00 NT$      +33.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 76.88 NT$ 114.91 NT$      +49.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 28.75 NT$ 33.59 NT$      +16.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 21.00 NT$ 23.91 NT$      +13.9 %
Markets
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 355.46 NT$ 368.37 NT$      +3.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 48.99 NT$ 55.63 NT$      +13.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 60.40 NT$ 44.83 NT$      -25.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 91.20 NT$ 96.46 NT$      +5.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 523.22 NT$ 230.95 NT$      -55.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 112.58 NT$ 135.87 NT$      +20.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 340.08 NT$ 254.69 NT$      -25.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 75.44 NT$ 66.01 NT$      -12.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 22.81 NT$ 33.07 NT$      +45.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 32.77 NT$ 40.17 NT$      +22.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 42.86 NT$ 51.57 NT$      +20.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 31.00 NT$ 41.09 NT$      +32.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 27.10 NT$ 38.91 NT$      +43.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 51.00 NT$ 56.42 NT$      +10.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 33.88 NT$ 38.62 NT$      +14.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 380.00 NT$ 425.00 NT$      +11.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.44 NT$ 47.83 NT$      -5.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 65.83 NT$ 74.84 NT$      +13.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 110.00 NT$ 125.00 NT$      +13.6 %
Transportation
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 NT$ 25.00 NT$      0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,250.00 NT$ 1,200.00 NT$      -4.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 82.50 NT$ 85.00 NT$      +3.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$ 40.23 NT$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 205.00 NT$ 300.00 NT$      +46.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 119.87 NT$ 119.61 NT$      -0.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,324,000.00 NT$ 1,009,000.00 NT$      -23.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 766,333.33 NT$ 824,916.58 NT$      +7.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,193.57 NT$ 3,220.10 NT$      +0.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,111.75 NT$ 660.55 NT$      -40.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 720.75 NT$ 849.84 NT$      +17.9 %
Sports And Leisure
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 999.83 NT$ 1,251.54 NT$      +25.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 425.00 NT$ 421.25 NT$      -0.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$ 300.00 NT$      0.0 %
Childcare
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 16,000.00 NT$ 23,058.82 NT$      +44.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 346,666.67 NT$ 601,125.74 NT$      +73.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,912.38 NT$ 1,920.83 NT$      +0.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,164.67 NT$ 906.54 NT$      -22.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,675.00 NT$ 2,847.83 NT$      +6.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,699.80 NT$ 3,333.33 NT$      +23.5 %
Rent Per Month
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,062.50 NT$ 20,657.14 NT$      +71.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,555.56 NT$ 15,833.33 NT$      +50.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 35,000.00 NT$ 51,234.03 NT$      +46.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 24,312.50 NT$ 36,769.23 NT$      +51.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 28,482.55 NT$ 39,312.62 NT$      +38.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,740.56 NT$ 19,022.10 NT$      +29.0 %
Salaries And Financing
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 47,228.33 NT$ 54,785.80 NT$      +16.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.77 1.83      +3.4 %
Last update: February 2024March 2024
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