Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Kaohsiung 

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Cost of Living in Kaohsiung is 5.6% lower than in Taipei (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Kaohsiung is 15.9% lower than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Kaohsiung are 44.3% lower than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Kaohsiung are 17.7% lower than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Kaohsiung are 5.4% lower than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Kaohsiung is 32.0% lower than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 NT$ 110.00 NT$      -45.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 NT$ 1,000.00 NT$      0.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 160.00 NT$ 160.00 NT$      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 NT$ 50.00 NT$      -50.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 NT$ 100.00 NT$      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 110.95 NT$ 98.93 NT$      -10.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 33.07 NT$ 32.00 NT$      -3.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 22.91 NT$ 21.79 NT$      -4.9 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 359.04 NT$ 368.76 NT$      +2.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 55.16 NT$ 56.83 NT$      +3.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 42.61 NT$ 38.49 NT$      -9.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 91.91 NT$ 92.50 NT$      +0.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 230.99 NT$ 186.67 NT$      -19.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 132.24 NT$ 121.76 NT$      -7.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 261.58 NT$ 301.86 NT$      +15.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 64.93 NT$ 52.49 NT$      -19.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 32.75 NT$ 25.02 NT$      -23.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 37.71 NT$ 35.96 NT$      -4.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 51.64 NT$ 48.60 NT$      -5.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 41.00 NT$ 38.34 NT$      -6.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 35.91 NT$ 28.51 NT$      -20.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 57.35 NT$ 54.75 NT$      -4.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 38.30 NT$ 34.44 NT$      -10.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$ 300.00 NT$      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.46 NT$ 48.95 NT$      -4.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 72.73 NT$ 73.12 NT$      +0.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 NT$ 125.00 NT$      +4.2 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 NT$ 22.00 NT$      -26.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 NT$ 1,000.00 NT$      -16.7 %
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$ 180.00 NT$      -40.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 118.96 NT$ 116.67 NT$      -1.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,114,000.00 NT$ 1,000,000.00 NT$      -10.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 810,750.00 NT$ 775,714.29 NT$      -4.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,027.90 NT$ 3,196.43 NT$      +5.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 593.32 NT$ 820.33 NT$      +38.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 821.47 NT$ 713.45 NT$      -13.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,231.33 NT$ 1,041.15 NT$      -15.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 321.25 NT$ 333.33 NT$      +3.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$ 295.00 NT$      -1.7 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 21,250.00 NT$ 10,500.00 NT$      -50.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 602,222.22 NT$ 400,000.00 NT$      -33.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,880.00 NT$ 3,049.83 NT$      +62.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 942.68 NT$ 962.71 NT$      +2.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,785.71 NT$ 2,571.43 NT$      -7.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,333.33 NT$ 2,900.00 NT$      -13.0 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,948.72 NT$ 12,923.08 NT$      -38.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,939.39 NT$ 8,791.67 NT$      -44.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 51,059.57 NT$ 26,777.78 NT$      -47.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 34,040.00 NT$ 19,400.00 NT$      -43.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 37,735.61 NT$ 12,740.88 NT$      -66.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 17,998.21 NT$ 7,354.76 NT$      -59.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Kaohsiung Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 60,935.35 NT$ 34,845.83 NT$      -42.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.85 2.20      +18.9 %
Last update: June 2024May 2024
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