Cost of Living Comparison Between Tampa, FL and Taichung 

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Consumer Prices in Taichung are 21.72% lower than in Tampa, FL (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Taichung are 36.43% lower than in Tampa, FL
Rent Prices in Taichung are 65.91% lower than in Tampa, FL
Restaurant Prices in Taichung are 55.93% lower than in Tampa, FL
Groceries Prices in Taichung are 14.10% lower than in Tampa, FL
Local Purchasing Power in Taichung is 49.93% lower than in Tampa, FL
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Restaurants
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(417.60 NT$)
4.22 $
(117.50 NT$)
     -71.86 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(1,670.40 NT$)
25.14 $
(700.00 NT$)
     -58.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(222.72 NT$)
5.03 $
(140.00 NT$)
     -37.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(139.20 NT$)
2.33 $
(65.00 NT$)
     -53.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(167.04 NT$)
3.23 $
(90.00 NT$)
     -46.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.88 $
(108.10 NT$)
3.60 $
(100.16 NT$)
     -7.34 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $
(53.55 NT$)
1.12 $
(31.19 NT$)
     -41.76 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 $
(42.24 NT$)
0.75 $
(20.89 NT$)
     -50.54 %
Markets
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.67 $
(102.17 NT$)
12.00 $
(334.06 NT$)
     +226.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.60 $
(72.33 NT$)
1.68 $
(46.87 NT$)
     -35.20 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.17 $
(60.41 NT$)
1.38 $
(38.56 NT$)
     -36.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.31 $
(64.17 NT$)
2.36 $
(65.70 NT$)
     +2.38 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 $
(159.30 NT$)
7.33 $
(204.12 NT$)
     +28.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $
(174.04 NT$)
4.07 $
(113.40 NT$)
     -34.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $
(184.84 NT$)
8.96 $
(249.48 NT$)
     +34.97 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.61 $
(72.52 NT$)
1.63 $
(45.36 NT$)
     -37.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $
(18.73 NT$)
0.54 $
(15.12 NT$)
     -19.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 $
(51.78 NT$)
1.11 $
(31.00 NT$)
     -40.14 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $
(62.19 NT$)
1.18 $
(32.99 NT$)
     -46.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.57 $
(43.76 NT$)
1.05 $
(29.30 NT$)
     -33.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 $
(35.70 NT$)
0.92 $
(25.70 NT$)
     -28.00 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 $
(48.53 NT$)
1.44 $
(40.00 NT$)
     -17.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.42 $
(67.51 NT$)
0.86 $
(24.00 NT$)
     -64.45 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(278.40 NT$)
17.06 $
(475.00 NT$)
     +70.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.28 $
(63.53 NT$)
1.76 $
(49.05 NT$)
     -22.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 $
(73.92 NT$)
2.54 $
(70.67 NT$)
     -4.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(194.88 NT$)
4.31 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -38.42 %
Transportation
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(55.68 NT$)
0.63 $
(17.50 NT$)
     -68.57 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(1,809.60 NT$)
44.90 $
(1,250.00 NT$)
     -30.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(69.60 NT$)
3.05 $
(85.00 NT$)
     +22.13 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(83.52 NT$)
1.16 $
(32.19 NT$)
     -61.46 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $
(1,392.00 NT$)
8.08 $
(225.00 NT$)
     -83.84 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.35 $
(65.35 NT$)
3.97 $
(110.52 NT$)
     +69.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(640,320.00 NT$)
33,010.06 $
(919,000.00 NT$)
     +43.52 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,335.60 $
(593,983.10 NT$)
32,926.25 $
(916,666.67 NT$)
     +54.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.64 $
(4,583.65 NT$)
80.67 $
(2,245.83 NT$)
     -51.00 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(3.79 NT$)
0.29 $
(8.00 NT$)
     +111.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.36 $
(1,708.25 NT$)
33.07 $
(920.75 NT$)
     -46.10 %
Sports And Leisure
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.31 $
(760.22 NT$)
35.19 $
(979.60 NT$)
     +28.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.85 $
(803.18 NT$)
14.37 $
(400.00 NT$)
     -50.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.55 $
(349.39 NT$)
10.42 $
(290.00 NT$)
     -17.00 %
Childcare
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 833.33 $
(23,200.00 NT$)
592.67 $
(16,500.00 NT$)
     -28.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,247.00 $
(285,276.48 NT$)
16,163.79 $
(450,000.00 NT$)
     +57.74 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.76 $
(1,162.60 NT$)
53.61 $
(1,492.44 NT$)
     +28.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.86 $
(942.70 NT$)
33.90 $
(943.68 NT$)
     +0.10 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.14 $
(2,175.30 NT$)
73.78 $
(2,053.94 NT$)
     -5.58 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.64 $
(2,551.20 NT$)
70.94 $
(1,975.00 NT$)
     -22.59 %
Rent Per Month
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,508.12 $
(41,986.06 NT$)
393.07 $
(10,942.94 NT$)
     -73.94 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,085.52 $
(30,220.88 NT$)
297.04 $
(8,269.70 NT$)
     -72.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,237.86 $
(62,301.94 NT$)
903.12 $
(25,142.86 NT$)
     -59.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,679.54 $
(46,758.29 NT$)
628.82 $
(17,506.22 NT$)
     -62.56 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 354.97 $
(9,882.41 NT$)
519.61 $
(14,466.02 NT$)
     +46.38 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.04 $
(3,648.08 NT$)
396.94 $
(11,050.87 NT$)
     +202.92 %
Salaries And Financing
Tampa, FL Edit Taichung Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,808.76 $
(106,036.01 NT$)
1,212.28 $
(33,750.00 NT$)
     -68.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04 1.90      -53.05 %
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