Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 21.18% higher than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 12.82% higher than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Taipei are 6.86% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 20.49% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 46.87% higher than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 97.20% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 ฿
(65.28 NT$)
128.68 ฿
(120.00 NT$)
     +83.83 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 ฿
(746.01 NT$)
857.89 ฿
(800.00 NT$)
     +7.24 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 180.00 ฿
(167.85 NT$)
144.77 ฿
(135.00 NT$)
     -19.57 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 63.50 ฿
(59.21 NT$)
64.34 ฿
(60.00 NT$)
     +1.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 125.00 ฿
(116.56 NT$)
91.15 ฿
(85.00 NT$)
     -27.08 %
Cappuccino (regular) 68.61 ฿
(63.98 NT$)
104.71 ฿
(97.64 NT$)
     +52.61 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.35 ฿
(16.18 NT$)
28.99 ฿
(27.04 NT$)
     +67.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.65 ฿
(8.07 NT$)
21.95 ฿
(20.47 NT$)
     +153.71 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 195.96 ฿
(182.73 NT$)
382.94 ฿
(357.10 NT$)
     +95.42 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 39.15 ฿
(36.51 NT$)
53.33 ฿
(49.73 NT$)
     +36.20 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.31 ฿
(17.07 NT$)
47.55 ฿
(44.34 NT$)
     +159.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 55.83 ฿
(52.06 NT$)
80.50 ฿
(75.06 NT$)
     +44.19 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 297.39 ฿
(277.32 NT$)
313.20 ฿
(292.06 NT$)
     +5.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 38.60 ฿
(36.00 NT$)
140.38 ฿
(130.91 NT$)
     +263.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 139.56 ฿
(130.14 NT$)
283.15 ฿
(264.04 NT$)
     +102.88 %
Apples (1 lb) 42.36 ฿
(39.50 NT$)
72.96 ฿
(68.04 NT$)
     +72.24 %
Banana (1 lb) 18.35 ฿
(17.11 NT$)
30.21 ฿
(28.17 NT$)
     +64.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 30.94 ฿
(28.85 NT$)
32.88 ฿
(30.66 NT$)
     +6.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 21.48 ฿
(20.03 NT$)
42.32 ฿
(39.46 NT$)
     +96.98 %
Potato (1 lb) 20.53 ฿
(19.14 NT$)
37.45 ฿
(34.93 NT$)
     +82.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.50 ฿
(18.19 NT$)
28.89 ฿
(26.94 NT$)
     +48.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 35.59 ฿
(33.19 NT$)
52.10 ฿
(48.59 NT$)
     +46.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.97 ฿
(14.89 NT$)
40.15 ฿
(37.44 NT$)
     +151.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 750.00 ฿
(699.39 NT$)
428.95 ฿
(400.00 NT$)
     -42.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.21 ฿
(54.29 NT$)
54.91 ฿
(51.20 NT$)
     -5.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.21 ฿
(93.45 NT$)
72.46 ฿
(67.57 NT$)
     -27.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿
(139.88 NT$)
128.68 ฿
(120.00 NT$)
     -14.21 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.50 ฿
(33.10 NT$)
21.45 ฿
(20.00 NT$)
     -39.58 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿
(1,212.27 NT$)
1,372.63 ฿
(1,280.00 NT$)
     +5.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(32.64 NT$)
75.07 ฿
(70.00 NT$)
     +114.47 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 57.94 ฿
(54.03 NT$)
43.15 ฿
(40.23 NT$)
     -25.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿
(111.90 NT$)
268.09 ฿
(250.00 NT$)
     +123.41 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 103.74 ฿
(96.74 NT$)
113.28 ฿
(105.63 NT$)
     +9.19 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 ฿
(1,398,773.71 NT$)
965,131.10 ฿
(900,000.00 NT$)
     -35.66 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 849,750.00 ฿
(792,405.30 NT$)
771,714.93 ฿
(719,636.36 NT$)
     -9.18 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,975.20 ฿
(2,774.42 NT$)
2,616.90 ฿
(2,440.30 NT$)
     -12.04 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.81 ฿
(1.69 NT$)
5.54 ฿
(5.16 NT$)
     +206.37 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 655.76 ฿
(611.51 NT$)
669.00 ฿
(623.86 NT$)
     +2.02 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,005.86 ฿
(1,870.49 NT$)
1,400.91 ฿
(1,306.38 NT$)
     -30.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 291.20 ฿
(271.55 NT$)
418.14 ฿
(389.92 NT$)
     +43.59 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿
(233.13 NT$)
321.71 ฿
(300.00 NT$)
     +28.68 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,772.73 ฿
(9,113.22 NT$)
18,651.54 ฿
(17,392.86 NT$)
     +90.85 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 484,889.56 ฿
(452,167.18 NT$)
492,726.70 ฿
(459,475.44 NT$)
     +1.62 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,708.00 ฿
(1,592.74 NT$)
2,699.04 ฿
(2,516.90 NT$)
     +58.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,196.04 ฿
(1,115.32 NT$)
1,022.38 ฿
(953.38 NT$)
     -14.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,914.71 ฿
(2,718.01 NT$)
3,030.85 ฿
(2,826.32 NT$)
     +3.98 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,824.62 ฿
(2,634.00 NT$)
3,691.42 ฿
(3,442.31 NT$)
     +30.69 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,407.41 ฿
(19,962.75 NT$)
19,756.32 ฿
(18,423.08 NT$)
     -7.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,810.00 ฿
(10,080.50 NT$)
13,047.14 ฿
(12,166.67 NT$)
     +20.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 59,327.53 ฿
(55,323.86 NT$)
48,916.47 ฿
(45,615.38 NT$)
     -17.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,866.67 ฿
(25,986.11 NT$)
29,442.81 ฿
(27,455.88 NT$)
     +5.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,142.98 ฿
(15,053.59 NT$)
35,432.45 ฿
(33,041.32 NT$)
     +119.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,374.12 ฿
(6,876.48 NT$)
21,514.95 ฿
(20,063.03 NT$)
     +191.76 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Taipei Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,900.18 ฿
(20,422.26 NT$)
48,722.70 ฿
(45,434.69 NT$)
     +122.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.92 1.77      -64.03 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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