Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Tokyo 

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Cost of Living in Tokyo is 11.6% higher than in Taipei (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Tokyo is 22.5% higher than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Tokyo are 52.9% higher than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 15.2% higher than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Tokyo are 3.9% higher than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Tokyo is 8.3% higher than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.75 €
(200.00 NT$)
5.89 €
(1,000.00 ¥)
     +2.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.75 €
(1,000.00 NT$)
41.20 €
(7,000.00 ¥)
     +43.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.60 €
(160.00 NT$)
4.71 €
(800.00 ¥)
     +2.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.88 €
(100.00 NT$)
2.15 €
(365.00 ¥)
     -25.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.88 €
(100.00 NT$)
4.12 €
(700.00 ¥)
     +43.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.20 €
(111.24 NT$)
3.03 €
(514.16 ¥)
     -5.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.95 €
(33.14 NT$)
1.00 €
(169.81 ¥)
     +4.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.66 €
(23.04 NT$)
0.67 €
(114.08 ¥)
     +1.3 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.32 €
(359.04 NT$)
5.34 €
(906.95 ¥)
     -48.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.59 €
(55.16 NT$)
1.36 €
(231.55 ¥)
     -14.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.23 €
(42.61 NT$)
1.53 €
(259.61 ¥)
     +24.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.64 €
(91.91 NT$)
1.98 €
(336.75 ¥)
     -25.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.64 €
(230.99 NT$)
6.63 €
(1,125.56 ¥)
     -0.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.80 €
(132.24 NT$)
2.94 €
(499.63 ¥)
     -22.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.52 €
(261.58 NT$)
8.45 €
(1,435.91 ¥)
     +12.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 €
(64.93 NT$)
2.03 €
(344.22 ¥)
     +8.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.94 €
(32.75 NT$)
0.98 €
(166.53 ¥)
     +4.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 €
(37.71 NT$)
2.37 €
(402.25 ¥)
     +118.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.48 €
(51.64 NT$)
2.01 €
(341.57 ¥)
     +35.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 €
(41.00 NT$)
1.13 €
(192.43 ¥)
     -3.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.03 €
(35.91 NT$)
1.13 €
(192.17 ¥)
     +9.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.65 €
(57.35 NT$)
1.31 €
(222.90 ¥)
     -20.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.10 €
(38.30 NT$)
0.75 €
(127.92 ¥)
     -31.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.50 €
(400.00 NT$)
6.77 €
(1,150.00 ¥)
     -41.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.48 €
(51.46 NT$)
1.91 €
(324.60 ¥)
     +29.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 €
(72.73 NT$)
2.65 €
(450.83 ¥)
     +26.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.45 €
(120.00 NT$)
3.53 €
(600.00 ¥)
     +2.4 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.86 €
(30.00 NT$)
1.18 €
(200.00 ¥)
     +36.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 34.50 €
(1,200.00 NT$)
47.09 €
(8,000.00 ¥)
     +36.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.44 €
(85.00 NT$)
2.94 €
(500.00 ¥)
     +20.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.16 €
(40.23 NT$)
4.17 €
(708.11 ¥)
     +260.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.63 €
(300.00 NT$)
22.31 €
(3,789.47 ¥)
     +158.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.42 €
(118.96 NT$)
3.93 €
(667.61 ¥)
     +14.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,031.94 €
(1,114,000.00 NT$)
19,671.18 €
(3,342,000.00 ¥)
     -38.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,312.29 €
(810,750.00 NT$)
14,789.68 €
(2,512,666.67 ¥)
     -36.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 87.06 €
(3,027.90 NT$)
153.53 €
(26,083.68 ¥)
     +76.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.06 €
(593.32 NT$)
22.46 €
(3,816.21 ¥)
     +31.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.62 €
(821.47 NT$)
28.50 €
(4,842.24 ¥)
     +20.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.41 €
(1,231.33 NT$)
59.89 €
(10,175.00 ¥)
     +69.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.24 €
(321.25 NT$)
17.51 €
(2,974.19 ¥)
     +89.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.63 €
(300.00 NT$)
11.48 €
(1,950.00 ¥)
     +33.1 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 611.02 €
(21,250.00 NT$)
483.23 €
(82,097.83 ¥)
     -20.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,316.29 €
(602,222.22 NT$)
12,777.52 €
(2,170,813.85 ¥)
     -26.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.06 €
(1,880.00 NT$)
49.02 €
(8,328.32 ¥)
     -9.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.11 €
(942.68 NT$)
32.21 €
(5,471.58 ¥)
     +18.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.10 €
(2,785.71 NT$)
55.67 €
(9,457.73 ¥)
     -30.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.85 €
(3,333.33 NT$)
74.45 €
(12,649.00 ¥)
     -22.3 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 602.36 €
(20,948.72 NT$)
993.43 €
(168,776.74 ¥)
     +64.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 458.32 €
(15,939.39 NT$)
553.37 €
(94,013.57 ¥)
     +20.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,431.74 €
(49,792.90 NT$)
2,615.31 €
(444,323.75 ¥)
     +82.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 978.79 €
(34,040.00 NT$)
1,145.43 €
(194,600.06 ¥)
     +17.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,085.05 €
(37,735.61 NT$)
788.56 €
(133,971.00 ¥)
     -27.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 522.60 €
(18,174.86 NT$)
408.43 €
(69,389.42 ¥)
     -21.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Tokyo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,752.13 €
(60,935.35 NT$)
2,323.36 €
(394,723.15 ¥)
     +32.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.85 1.83      -1.2 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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