Cost of Living Comparison Between Tampa, FL and Taichung 

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Consumer Prices in Taichung are 16.27% lower than in Tampa, FL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taichung are 34.43% lower than in Tampa, FL
Rent Prices in Taichung are 69.97% lower than in Tampa, FL
Restaurant Prices in Taichung are 56.33% lower than in Tampa, FL
Groceries Prices in Taichung are 4.06% lower than in Tampa, FL
Local Purchasing Power in Taichung is 53.25% lower than in Tampa, FL
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Restaurants
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(416.92 NT$)
4.14 $
(115.00 NT$)
     -72.42 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $
(1,528.70 NT$)
25.18 $
(700.00 NT$)
     -54.21 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.16 $
(226.80 NT$)
4.68 $
(130.00 NT$)
     -42.68 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.75 $
(132.02 NT$)
2.34 $
(65.00 NT$)
     -50.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(166.77 NT$)
2.52 $
(70.00 NT$)
     -58.03 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 $
(111.91 NT$)
3.49 $
(97.02 NT$)
     -13.30 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(56.22 NT$)
1.01 $
(27.98 NT$)
     -50.24 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 $
(43.86 NT$)
0.74 $
(20.54 NT$)
     -53.16 %
Markets
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.63 $
(100.82 NT$)
12.05 $
(334.80 NT$)
     +232.09 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.67 $
(74.16 NT$)
1.93 $
(53.68 NT$)
     -27.62 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.99 $
(55.26 NT$)
1.60 $
(44.45 NT$)
     -19.57 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.51 $
(69.80 NT$)
2.58 $
(71.78 NT$)
     +2.83 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.19 $
(172.06 NT$)
7.34 $
(204.12 NT$)
     +18.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.68 $
(185.56 NT$)
4.62 $
(128.52 NT$)
     -30.74 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.47 $
(179.88 NT$)
8.98 $
(249.48 NT$)
     +38.69 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.37 $
(65.95 NT$)
2.37 $
(65.77 NT$)
     -0.28 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(19.13 NT$)
0.82 $
(22.83 NT$)
     +19.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.00 $
(55.68 NT$)
1.59 $
(44.15 NT$)
     -20.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 $
(62.90 NT$)
1.50 $
(41.61 NT$)
     -33.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.44 $
(40.13 NT$)
1.11 $
(30.81 NT$)
     -23.23 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $
(35.99 NT$)
0.92 $
(25.70 NT$)
     -28.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 $
(47.55 NT$)
2.16 $
(60.00 NT$)
     +26.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $
(67.68 NT$)
1.14 $
(31.67 NT$)
     -53.21 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(277.94 NT$)
17.99 $
(500.00 NT$)
     +79.89 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $
(77.31 NT$)
1.86 $
(51.80 NT$)
     -33.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 $
(67.94 NT$)
2.36 $
(65.67 NT$)
     -3.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.35 $
(204.15 NT$)
4.41 $
(122.50 NT$)
     -40.00 %
Transportation
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(55.59 NT$)
0.72 $
(20.00 NT$)
     -64.02 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(1,806.64 NT$)
44.97 $
(1,250.00 NT$)
     -30.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(76.43 NT$)
3.06 $
(85.00 NT$)
     +11.21 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(83.38 NT$)
1.06 $
(29.36 NT$)
     -64.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $
(1,389.72 NT$)
10.79 $
(300.00 NT$)
     -78.41 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.51 $
(69.83 NT$)
4.03 $
(111.97 NT$)
     +60.34 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(611,479.00 NT$)
33,064.10 $
(919,000.00 NT$)
     +50.29 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,919.50 $
(609,241.54 NT$)
32,980.15 $
(916,666.67 NT$)
     +50.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.31 $
(4,622.60 NT$)
73.86 $
(2,052.78 NT$)
     -55.59 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(4.08 NT$)
0.29 $
(8.00 NT$)
     +96.25 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.04 $
(1,752.25 NT$)
26.88 $
(747.00 NT$)
     -57.37 %
Sports And Leisure
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.04 $
(779.22 NT$)
36.61 $
(1,017.44 NT$)
     +30.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.37 $
(649.52 NT$)
15.59 $
(433.33 NT$)
     -33.28 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.15 $
(337.70 NT$)
10.07 $
(280.00 NT$)
     -17.09 %
Childcare
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 808.33 $
(22,467.22 NT$)
561.26 $
(15,600.00 NT$)
     -30.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,998.00 $
(444,656.41 NT$)
12,592.42 $
(350,000.00 NT$)
     -21.29 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.81 $
(1,162.21 NT$)
52.56 $
(1,460.82 NT$)
     +25.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.69 $
(936.33 NT$)
29.81 $
(828.66 NT$)
     -11.50 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.68 $
(2,159.07 NT$)
72.67 $
(2,019.84 NT$)
     -6.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.05 $
(2,641.87 NT$)
79.15 $
(2,200.00 NT$)
     -16.73 %
Rent Per Month
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,536.32 $
(42,701.25 NT$)
376.38 $
(10,461.32 NT$)
     -75.50 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,102.19 $
(30,634.71 NT$)
269.29 $
(7,484.70 NT$)
     -75.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,331.82 $
(64,811.72 NT$)
799.17 $
(22,212.60 NT$)
     -65.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,676.30 $
(46,591.80 NT$)
550.93 $
(15,312.94 NT$)
     -67.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 357.70 $
(9,942.00 NT$)
520.20 $
(14,458.57 NT$)
     +45.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 130.81 $
(3,635.78 NT$)
397.59 $
(11,050.87 NT$)
     +203.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,823.03 $
(106,259.09 NT$)
1,171.87 $
(32,571.43 NT$)
     -69.35 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.74 1.90      -49.26 %
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