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Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Taipei 

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Consumer Prices in Taipei are 23.19% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taipei are 46.13% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Taipei are 73.54% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 62.79% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Taipei are 6.73% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Taipei is 30.20% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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  Los Angeles, CATaipeiDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(465.46 NT$)
3.87 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -74.22 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(2,172.13 NT$)
25.78 $
(800.00 NT$)
     -63.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $
(232.73 NT$)
4.19 $
(130.00 NT$)
     -44.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(186.18 NT$)
2.58 $
(80.00 NT$)
     -57.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(217.21 NT$)
2.90 $
(90.00 NT$)
     -58.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.48 $
(139.06 NT$)
2.77 $
(85.98 NT$)
     -38.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 $
(74.29 NT$)
0.92 $
(28.65 NT$)
     -61.44 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $
(54.18 NT$)
0.66 $
(20.43 NT$)
     -62.29 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $
(114.68 NT$)
10.74 $
(333.28 NT$)
     +190.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.92 $
(90.67 NT$)
1.58 $
(49.06 NT$)
     -45.89 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(56.68 NT$)
1.56 $
(48.48 NT$)
     -14.47 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.23 $
(100.09 NT$)
2.16 $
(66.89 NT$)
     -33.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.90 $
(151.99 NT$)
6.27 $
(194.59 NT$)
     +28.03 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.03 $
(156.00 NT$)
3.22 $
(99.79 NT$)
     -36.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.87 $
(182.17 NT$)
8.67 $
(268.92 NT$)
     +47.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.11 $
(65.39 NT$)
2.09 $
(64.74 NT$)
     -0.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 $
(28.63 NT$)
1.04 $
(32.12 NT$)
     +12.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 $
(47.15 NT$)
1.16 $
(35.93 NT$)
     -23.78 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 $
(53.88 NT$)
1.44 $
(44.58 NT$)
     -17.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(42.57 NT$)
1.20 $
(37.26 NT$)
     -12.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $
(32.73 NT$)
1.13 $
(34.99 NT$)
     +6.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $
(42.15 NT$)
1.34 $
(41.62 NT$)
     -1.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.98 $
(61.44 NT$)
1.16 $
(35.88 NT$)
     -41.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(372.36 NT$)
16.11 $
(500.00 NT$)
     +34.28 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $
(67.10 NT$)
1.43 $
(44.32 NT$)
     -33.95 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 $
(83.39 NT$)
2.16 $
(67.07 NT$)
     -19.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.00 $
(279.27 NT$)
3.38 $
(105.00 NT$)
     -62.40 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(54.30 NT$)
0.64 $
(20.00 NT$)
     -63.17 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(3,103.04 NT$)
41.25 $
(1,280.00 NT$)
     -58.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.46 $
(107.37 NT$)
2.26 $
(70.00 NT$)
     -34.80 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(85.33 NT$)
1.30 $
(40.23 NT$)
     -52.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(905.78 NT$)
7.90 $
(245.00 NT$)
     -72.95 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $
(117.50 NT$)
3.65 $
(113.13 NT$)
     -3.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(677,859.28 NT$)
29,003.81 $
(900,000.00 NT$)
     +32.77 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,376.36 $
(632,286.78 NT$)
22,744.87 $
(705,782.61 NT$)
     +11.62 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.64 $
(4,333.24 NT$)
72.23 $
(2,241.17 NT$)
     -48.28 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $
(3.96 NT$)
0.15 $
(4.61 NT$)
     +16.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.92 $
(1,859.39 NT$)
23.78 $
(737.85 NT$)
     -60.32 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.42 $
(1,254.34 NT$)
44.53 $
(1,381.85 NT$)
     +10.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.50 $
(387.88 NT$)
13.86 $
(430.00 NT$)
     +10.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(465.46 NT$)
9.35 $
(290.00 NT$)
     -37.70 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,129.23 $
(35,040.53 NT$)
509.82 $
(15,820.00 NT$)
     -54.85 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,776.79 $
(675,742.57 NT$)
12,004.35 $
(372,500.00 NT$)
     -44.88 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.44 $
(1,503.11 NT$)
64.87 $
(2,012.91 NT$)
     +33.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.84 $
(1,050.13 NT$)
36.23 $
(1,124.31 NT$)
     +7.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.78 $
(2,382.39 NT$)
84.15 $
(2,611.11 NT$)
     +9.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.35 $
(3,300.17 NT$)
113.14 $
(3,510.71 NT$)
     +6.38 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,202.12 $
(68,332.66 NT$)
564.56 $
(17,518.52 NT$)
     -74.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,689.72 $
(52,432.77 NT$)
373.00 $
(11,574.47 NT$)
     -77.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,921.70 $
(121,691.90 NT$)
1,141.97 $
(35,435.90 NT$)
     -70.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,922.86 $
(90,697.43 NT$)
761.14 $
(23,618.42 NT$)
     -73.96 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 695.53 $
(21,582.49 NT$)
1,041.87 $
(32,329.58 NT$)
     +49.80 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 447.35 $
(13,881.35 NT$)
589.20 $
(18,283.18 NT$)
     +31.71 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,049.71 $
(125,664.07 NT$)
1,522.72 $
(47,250.53 NT$)
     -62.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.35 1.88      -56.73 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:432356
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD