Cost of Living Comparison Between Kaohsiung and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 3.72% higher than in Kaohsiung (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 12.87% higher than in Kaohsiung
Rent Prices in Taipei are 53.32% higher than in Kaohsiung
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 12.03% higher than in Kaohsiung
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 2.32% higher than in Kaohsiung
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 12.50% higher than in Kaohsiung
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Restaurants
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 130.00 NT$      +30.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 NT$ 830.00 NT$      +3.75 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 145.00 NT$ 150.00 NT$      +3.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 NT$ 50.20 NT$      -16.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 NT$ 90.00 NT$      +12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 75.94 NT$ 95.16 NT$      +25.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 30.12 NT$ 27.85 NT$      -7.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.59 NT$ 20.91 NT$      +1.58 %
Markets
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 357.58 NT$ 353.27 NT$      -1.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 64.64 NT$ 47.83 NT$      -26.00 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 33.45 NT$ 41.70 NT$      +24.66 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 70.20 NT$ 75.95 NT$      +8.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 187.11 NT$ 275.74 NT$      +47.37 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 73.33 NT$ 126.20 NT$      +72.09 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 280.66 NT$ 247.64 NT$      -11.77 %
Apples (1 lb) 60.10 NT$ 64.20 NT$      +6.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 26.76 NT$ 27.60 NT$      +3.13 %
Oranges (1 lb) 37.58 NT$ 34.13 NT$      -9.18 %
Tomato (1 lb) 63.22 NT$ 42.78 NT$      -32.34 %
Potato (1 lb) 40.07 NT$ 33.65 NT$      -16.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 40.50 NT$ 27.07 NT$      -33.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 56.25 NT$ 53.95 NT$      -4.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 38.12 NT$ 33.94 NT$      -10.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 NT$ 400.00 NT$      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.34 NT$ 51.62 NT$      -1.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 81.50 NT$ 70.56 NT$      -13.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 NT$ 125.00 NT$      -16.67 %
Transportation
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 20.00 NT$      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,290.00 NT$ 1,280.00 NT$      -0.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$ 70.00 NT$      -17.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 NT$ 40.23 NT$      +25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 101.00 NT$ 250.00 NT$      +147.52 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 102.54 NT$ 104.82 NT$      +2.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 950,000.00 NT$ 900,000.00 NT$      -5.26 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 757,142.86 NT$ 730,190.48 NT$      -3.56 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,375.52 NT$ 2,393.60 NT$      +0.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.90 NT$ 5.35 NT$      -9.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 771.14 NT$ 760.19 NT$      -1.42 %
Sports And Leisure
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,098.29 NT$ 1,282.28 NT$      +16.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 300.00 NT$ 399.88 NT$      +33.29 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 NT$ 310.00 NT$      +24.00 %
Childcare
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,812.50 NT$ 16,556.92 NT$      +53.13 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 362,500.00 NT$ 412,648.96 NT$      +13.83 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,012.50 NT$ 2,199.58 NT$      +9.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 737.50 NT$ 923.55 NT$      +25.23 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,444.44 NT$ 2,700.00 NT$      +10.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,428.57 NT$ 3,248.15 NT$      -5.26 %
Rent Per Month
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,285.71 NT$ 18,985.29 NT$      +68.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,666.67 NT$ 12,827.59 NT$      +92.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,428.57 NT$ 46,469.76 NT$      +47.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,062.50 NT$ 26,661.76 NT$      +39.86 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,974.08 NT$ 33,249.79 NT$      +202.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,166.75 NT$ 20,353.29 NT$      +184.00 %
Salaries And Financing
Kaohsiung Edit Taipei Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 35,857.14 NT$ 45,530.61 NT$      +26.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.12 1.60      -24.53 %
Last update: October 2021October 2021
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