Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 22.53% lower than in Taipei (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 1.38% lower than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 59.73% higher than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 13.35% higher than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 30.74% lower than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 3.67% higher than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 NT$
(27.86 ¥)
129.21 NT$
(30.00 ¥)
     +7.68 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 NT$
(185.74 ¥)
969.11 NT$
(225.00 ¥)
     +21.14 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 149.00 NT$
(34.59 ¥)
172.29 NT$
(40.00 ¥)
     +15.63 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 NT$
(13.93 ¥)
43.07 NT$
(10.00 ¥)
     -28.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 85.00 NT$
(19.73 ¥)
86.14 NT$
(20.00 ¥)
     +1.34 %
Cappuccino (regular) 89.16 NT$
(20.70 ¥)
116.13 NT$
(26.96 ¥)
     +30.25 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 28.17 NT$
(6.54 ¥)
15.68 NT$
(3.64 ¥)
     -44.35 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 21.51 NT$
(5.00 ¥)
10.60 NT$
(2.46 ¥)
     -50.72 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 353.63 NT$
(82.10 ¥)
285.95 NT$
(66.39 ¥)
     -19.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 48.87 NT$
(11.35 ¥)
59.22 NT$
(13.75 ¥)
     +21.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 40.02 NT$
(9.29 ¥)
17.96 NT$
(4.17 ¥)
     -55.13 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 73.60 NT$
(17.09 ¥)
65.19 NT$
(15.14 ¥)
     -11.43 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 300.20 NT$
(69.70 ¥)
226.67 NT$
(52.63 ¥)
     -24.49 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 140.40 NT$
(32.60 ¥)
67.09 NT$
(15.58 ¥)
     -52.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 267.38 NT$
(62.08 ¥)
184.89 NT$
(42.93 ¥)
     -30.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 70.31 NT$
(16.32 ¥)
35.11 NT$
(8.15 ¥)
     -50.07 %
Banana (1 lb) 27.89 NT$
(6.47 ¥)
23.07 NT$
(5.36 ¥)
     -17.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 33.20 NT$
(7.71 ¥)
34.61 NT$
(8.04 ¥)
     +4.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 41.70 NT$
(9.68 ¥)
19.82 NT$
(4.60 ¥)
     -52.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 36.66 NT$
(8.51 ¥)
12.97 NT$
(3.01 ¥)
     -64.61 %
Onion (1 lb) 27.67 NT$
(6.42 ¥)
14.07 NT$
(3.27 ¥)
     -49.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 53.19 NT$
(12.35 ¥)
29.16 NT$
(6.77 ¥)
     -45.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.36 NT$
(8.21 ¥)
20.56 NT$
(4.77 ¥)
     -41.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$
(92.87 ¥)
430.72 NT$
(100.00 ¥)
     +7.68 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.19 NT$
(11.88 ¥)
24.07 NT$
(5.59 ¥)
     -52.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 64.42 NT$
(14.96 ¥)
70.13 NT$
(16.28 ¥)
     +8.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 NT$
(27.86 ¥)
90.45 NT$
(21.00 ¥)
     -24.62 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$
(4.64 ¥)
17.23 NT$
(4.00 ¥)
     -13.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,280.00 NT$
(297.18 ¥)
861.43 NT$
(200.00 ¥)
     -32.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 70.00 NT$
(16.25 ¥)
60.30 NT$
(14.00 ¥)
     -13.86 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$
(9.34 ¥)
20.80 NT$
(4.83 ¥)
     -48.31 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 NT$
(58.04 ¥)
158.29 NT$
(36.75 ¥)
     -36.68 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 104.19 NT$
(24.19 ¥)
112.09 NT$
(26.02 ¥)
     +7.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 NT$
(208,954.65 ¥)
603,001.66 NT$
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -33.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 719,636.36 NT$
(167,079.29 ¥)
668,622.43 NT$
(155,235.29 ¥)
     -7.09 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,460.33 NT$
(571.22 ¥)
1,772.44 NT$
(411.51 ¥)
     -27.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.03 NT$
(1.17 ¥)
0.99 NT$
(0.23 ¥)
     -80.25 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 698.76 NT$
(162.23 ¥)
401.35 NT$
(93.18 ¥)
     -42.56 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,317.10 NT$
(305.79 ¥)
1,760.19 NT$
(408.67 ¥)
     +33.64 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 388.78 NT$
(90.26 ¥)
367.24 NT$
(85.26 ¥)
     -5.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$
(69.65 ¥)
215.36 NT$
(50.00 ¥)
     -28.21 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 17,090.00 NT$
(3,967.82 ¥)
31,428.62 NT$
(7,296.84 ¥)
     +83.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 448,605.19 NT$
(104,153.49 ¥)
739,796.89 NT$
(171,760.00 ¥)
     +64.91 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,396.64 NT$
(556.43 ¥)
2,256.60 NT$
(523.92 ¥)
     -5.84 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 989.24 NT$
(229.67 ¥)
1,248.41 NT$
(289.85 ¥)
     +26.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,736.36 NT$
(635.31 ¥)
2,816.02 NT$
(653.80 ¥)
     +2.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,568.97 NT$
(828.61 ¥)
3,548.75 NT$
(823.92 ¥)
     -0.57 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,046.88 NT$
(4,654.32 ¥)
37,757.38 NT$
(8,766.20 ¥)
     +88.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,800.00 NT$
(3,203.97 ¥)
17,519.64 NT$
(4,067.57 ¥)
     +26.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 49,954.13 NT$
(11,597.94 ¥)
82,803.58 NT$
(19,224.66 ¥)
     +65.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,403.85 NT$
(6,362.40 ¥)
39,548.22 NT$
(9,181.98 ¥)
     +44.32 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 32,466.97 NT$
(7,537.91 ¥)
39,654.31 NT$
(9,206.61 ¥)
     +22.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 20,148.22 NT$
(4,677.85 ¥)
19,417.75 NT$
(4,508.25 ¥)
     -3.63 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 45,523.35 NT$
(10,569.24 ¥)
46,540.56 NT$
(10,805.41 ¥)
     +2.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.58 4.86      +207.91 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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