Cost of Living Comparison Between Tampa, FL and Taichung 

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Consumer Prices in Taichung are 23.90% lower than in Tampa, FL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taichung are 37.77% lower than in Tampa, FL
Rent Prices in Taichung are 66.18% lower than in Tampa, FL
Restaurant Prices in Taichung are 55.22% lower than in Tampa, FL
Groceries Prices in Taichung are 18.98% lower than in Tampa, FL
Local Purchasing Power in Taichung is 50.02% lower than in Tampa, FL
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Restaurants
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(420.16 NT$)
4.28 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -71.44 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(1,680.65 NT$)
26.78 $
(750.00 NT$)
     -55.37 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(224.09 NT$)
4.64 $
(130.00 NT$)
     -41.99 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $
(126.05 NT$)
2.14 $
(60.00 NT$)
     -52.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(168.06 NT$)
2.86 $
(80.00 NT$)
     -52.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 $
(109.00 NT$)
3.70 $
(103.56 NT$)
     -4.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $
(54.76 NT$)
1.15 $
(32.25 NT$)
     -41.11 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.51 $
(42.44 NT$)
0.74 $
(20.75 NT$)
     -51.10 %
Markets
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(102.62 NT$)
11.93 $
(334.06 NT$)
     +225.54 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 $
(75.13 NT$)
1.67 $
(46.87 NT$)
     -37.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.28 $
(63.94 NT$)
1.38 $
(38.56 NT$)
     -39.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.47 $
(69.27 NT$)
2.35 $
(65.70 NT$)
     -5.15 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.44 $
(152.49 NT$)
7.29 $
(204.12 NT$)
     +33.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.62 $
(185.38 NT$)
4.05 $
(113.40 NT$)
     -38.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.72 $
(188.31 NT$)
8.91 $
(249.48 NT$)
     +32.48 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $
(81.36 NT$)
1.62 $
(45.36 NT$)
     -44.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 $
(19.65 NT$)
0.54 $
(15.12 NT$)
     -23.05 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.31 $
(64.58 NT$)
1.11 $
(31.00 NT$)
     -52.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.43 $
(68.11 NT$)
1.18 $
(32.99 NT$)
     -51.56 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $
(51.70 NT$)
1.05 $
(29.30 NT$)
     -43.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $
(35.42 NT$)
0.92 $
(25.70 NT$)
     -27.43 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.89 $
(53.05 NT$)
1.43 $
(40.00 NT$)
     -24.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 $
(69.68 NT$)
0.92 $
(25.83 NT$)
     -62.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(280.11 NT$)
16.96 $
(475.00 NT$)
     +69.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $
(67.34 NT$)
1.75 $
(49.05 NT$)
     -27.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 $
(78.99 NT$)
2.52 $
(70.67 NT$)
     -10.54 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.60 $
(184.87 NT$)
4.28 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -35.09 %
Transportation
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(56.02 NT$)
0.62 $
(17.50 NT$)
     -68.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(1,820.70 NT$)
44.63 $
(1,250.00 NT$)
     -31.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(70.03 NT$)
3.03 $
(85.00 NT$)
     +21.38 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(84.03 NT$)
1.15 $
(32.19 NT$)
     -61.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $
(1,400.54 NT$)
8.03 $
(225.00 NT$)
     -83.93 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.34 $
(65.55 NT$)
3.95 $
(110.61 NT$)
     +68.76 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(644,248.40 NT$)
32,808.77 $
(919,000.00 NT$)
     +42.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,127.12 $
(591,787.67 NT$)
32,725.47 $
(916,666.67 NT$)
     +54.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.49 $
(4,439.43 NT$)
80.18 $
(2,245.83 NT$)
     -49.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(3.81 NT$)
0.29 $
(8.00 NT$)
     +110.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.26 $
(1,715.90 NT$)
32.87 $
(920.75 NT$)
     -46.34 %
Sports And Leisure
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.87 $
(752.77 NT$)
34.99 $
(980.15 NT$)
     +30.21 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.85 $
(808.11 NT$)
14.28 $
(400.00 NT$)
     -50.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.95 $
(362.74 NT$)
10.35 $
(290.00 NT$)
     -20.05 %
Childcare
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 859.93 $
(24,087.42 NT$)
589.06 $
(16,500.00 NT$)
     -31.50 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,247.00 $
(287,026.67 NT$)
16,065.23 $
(450,000.00 NT$)
     +56.78 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.42 $
(1,160.11 NT$)
53.33 $
(1,493.89 NT$)
     +28.77 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.96 $
(951.14 NT$)
33.72 $
(944.51 NT$)
     -0.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.68 $
(2,175.92 NT$)
73.38 $
(2,055.39 NT$)
     -5.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.96 $
(2,603.78 NT$)
70.51 $
(1,975.00 NT$)
     -24.15 %
Rent Per Month
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,496.12 $
(41,907.52 NT$)
391.01 $
(10,952.61 NT$)
     -73.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,071.78 $
(30,021.35 NT$)
295.49 $
(8,276.96 NT$)
     -72.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,281.59 $
(63,909.19 NT$)
897.61 $
(25,142.86 NT$)
     -60.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,685.41 $
(47,209.64 NT$)
625.38 $
(17,517.27 NT$)
     -62.89 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 354.97 $
(9,943.04 NT$)
516.93 $
(14,479.74 NT$)
     +45.63 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.63 $
(3,575.15 NT$)
394.52 $
(11,050.87 NT$)
     +209.10 %
Salaries And Financing
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,873.47 $
(108,499.01 NT$)
1,204.89 $
(33,750.00 NT$)
     -68.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.11 1.90      -53.83 %
Last update: January 2021December 2020
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