Cost of Living Comparison Between New Taipei City and Taipei 

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Cost of Living in Taipei is 8.9% lower than in New Taipei City (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Taipei is 1.8% lower than in New Taipei City
Rent Prices in Taipei are 25.2% higher than in New Taipei City
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 27.5% higher than in New Taipei City
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 15.9% lower than in New Taipei City
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 11.7% 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 800.00 NT$ 1,000.00 NT$      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 160.00 NT$ 160.00 NT$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 NT$ 80.00 NT$      +60.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 79.50 NT$ 100.00 NT$      +25.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 77.78 NT$ 110.85 NT$      +42.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 28.75 NT$ 32.76 NT$      +14.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 22.11 NT$ 22.93 NT$      +3.7 %
Markets
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 357.52 NT$ 362.38 NT$      +1.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 54.20 NT$ 54.92 NT$      +1.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 59.78 NT$ 44.22 NT$      -26.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 98.40 NT$ 91.72 NT$      -6.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 523.22 NT$ 225.86 NT$      -56.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 115.59 NT$ 132.57 NT$      +14.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 340.08 NT$ 259.54 NT$      -23.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 75.44 NT$ 66.45 NT$      -11.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 27.42 NT$ 33.04 NT$      +20.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 32.77 NT$ 37.90 NT$      +15.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 42.86 NT$ 49.87 NT$      +16.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 31.00 NT$ 40.28 NT$      +30.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 27.10 NT$ 35.93 NT$      +32.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 51.00 NT$ 53.61 NT$      +5.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 32.33 NT$ 38.32 NT$      +18.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 380.00 NT$ 400.00 NT$      +5.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.44 NT$ 50.19 NT$      -0.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 65.83 NT$ 74.17 NT$      +12.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 110.00 NT$ 125.00 NT$      +13.6 %
Transportation
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 30.00 NT$      +50.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 NT$ 1,200.00 NT$      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$ 85.00 NT$      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$ 40.23 NT$      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 NT$ 300.00 NT$      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 118.10 NT$ 119.21 NT$      +0.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,174,000.00 NT$ 1,009,000.00 NT$      -14.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 NT$ 812,416.67 NT$      +1.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,193.57 NT$ 3,026.83 NT$      -5.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,036.88 NT$ 604.56 NT$      -41.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 720.75 NT$ 822.21 NT$      +14.1 %
Sports And Leisure
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,028.43 NT$ 1,242.76 NT$      +20.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 425.00 NT$ 338.57 NT$      -20.3 %
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$ 22,058.82 NT$      +37.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 346,666.67 NT$ 569,081.00 NT$      +64.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,912.38 NT$ 1,925.93 NT$      +0.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,169.71 NT$ 971.77 NT$      -16.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,628.57 NT$ 2,812.00 NT$      +7.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,699.80 NT$ 3,318.18 NT$      +22.9 %
Rent Per Month
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,949.40 NT$ 20,976.19 NT$      +31.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,289.93 NT$ 15,852.94 NT$      +40.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 44,898.80 NT$ 50,274.59 NT$      +12.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 25,272.78 NT$ 34,807.69 NT$      +37.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 28,482.55 NT$ 38,606.30 NT$      +35.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,740.56 NT$ 18,255.64 NT$      +23.8 %
Salaries And Financing
New Taipei City Edit Taipei Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 54,405.71 NT$ 59,677.54 NT$      +9.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.77 1.85      +4.2 %
Last update: April 2024May 2024
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