Cost of Living Comparison Between Tampa, FL and Taichung 

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Consumer Prices in Taichung are 25.24% lower than in Tampa, FL (without rent)
Rent Prices in Taichung are 66.96% lower than in Tampa, FL
Restaurant Prices in Taichung are 56.49% lower than in Tampa, FL
Groceries Prices in Taichung are 20.44% lower than in Tampa, FL
Local Purchasing Power in Taichung is 50.42% lower than in Tampa, FL
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Restaurants
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(427.78 NT$)
4.21 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -71.95 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(1,711.11 NT$)
26.30 $
(750.00 NT$)
     -56.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(228.15 NT$)
4.56 $
(130.00 NT$)
     -43.02 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.25 $
(121.20 NT$)
2.10 $
(60.00 NT$)
     -50.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(171.11 NT$)
2.45 $
(70.00 NT$)
     -59.09 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.93 $
(112.13 NT$)
3.52 $
(100.45 NT$)
     -10.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 $
(55.41 NT$)
1.15 $
(32.71 NT$)
     -40.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.51 $
(43.21 NT$)
0.74 $
(21.19 NT$)
     -50.96 %
Markets
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $
(105.45 NT$)
11.71 $
(334.06 NT$)
     +216.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.65 $
(75.50 NT$)
1.64 $
(46.87 NT$)
     -37.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.28 $
(65.10 NT$)
1.35 $
(38.56 NT$)
     -40.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.51 $
(71.50 NT$)
2.30 $
(65.70 NT$)
     -8.11 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.25 $
(149.81 NT$)
7.16 $
(204.12 NT$)
     +36.25 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.62 $
(188.74 NT$)
3.98 $
(113.40 NT$)
     -39.92 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.83 $
(194.92 NT$)
8.75 $
(249.48 NT$)
     +27.99 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.90 $
(82.84 NT$)
1.59 $
(45.36 NT$)
     -45.24 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(20.51 NT$)
0.53 $
(15.12 NT$)
     -26.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.31 $
(65.75 NT$)
1.09 $
(31.00 NT$)
     -52.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.43 $
(69.34 NT$)
1.16 $
(32.99 NT$)
     -52.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $
(52.64 NT$)
1.03 $
(29.30 NT$)
     -44.34 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $
(36.06 NT$)
0.90 $
(25.70 NT$)
     -28.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.89 $
(54.01 NT$)
1.40 $
(40.00 NT$)
     -25.95 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 $
(70.94 NT$)
0.91 $
(25.83 NT$)
     -63.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
(285.19 NT$)
16.66 $
(475.00 NT$)
     +66.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $
(75.27 NT$)
1.72 $
(49.05 NT$)
     -34.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 $
(80.42 NT$)
2.48 $
(70.67 NT$)
     -12.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.55 $
(186.80 NT$)
4.21 $
(120.00 NT$)
     -35.76 %
Transportation
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(57.04 NT$)
0.61 $
(17.50 NT$)
     -69.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(1,853.70 NT$)
43.83 $
(1,250.00 NT$)
     -32.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(71.30 NT$)
2.98 $
(85.00 NT$)
     +19.22 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(85.56 NT$)
1.13 $
(32.19 NT$)
     -62.38 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $
(1,425.92 NT$)
7.89 $
(225.00 NT$)
     -84.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.35 $
(66.96 NT$)
3.88 $
(110.64 NT$)
     +65.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(627,407.00 NT$)
32,224.70 $
(919,000.00 NT$)
     +46.48 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,127.12 $
(602,513.91 NT$)
32,142.88 $
(916,666.67 NT$)
     +52.14 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.44 $
(4,604.07 NT$)
78.75 $
(2,245.83 NT$)
     -51.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(3.88 NT$)
0.28 $
(8.00 NT$)
     +106.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.56 $
(1,727.12 NT$)
32.29 $
(920.75 NT$)
     -46.69 %
Sports And Leisure
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 27.17 $
(774.93 NT$)
34.38 $
(980.34 NT$)
     +26.51 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.85 $
(822.76 NT$)
14.03 $
(400.00 NT$)
     -51.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.95 $
(369.31 NT$)
10.17 $
(290.00 NT$)
     -21.48 %
Childcare
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 859.93 $
(24,524.01 NT$)
578.57 $
(16,500.00 NT$)
     -32.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,247.00 $
(292,229.07 NT$)
15,779.23 $
(450,000.00 NT$)
     +53.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.96 $
(1,139.63 NT$)
52.40 $
(1,494.39 NT$)
     +31.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.69 $
(960.89 NT$)
33.13 $
(944.80 NT$)
     -1.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.65 $
(2,186.08 NT$)
72.09 $
(2,055.89 NT$)
     -5.96 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.65 $
(2,642.24 NT$)
69.25 $
(1,975.00 NT$)
     -25.25 %
Rent Per Month
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,445.25 $
(41,216.29 NT$)
384.17 $
(10,955.94 NT$)
     -73.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,050.68 $
(29,963.73 NT$)
290.32 $
(8,279.46 NT$)
     -72.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,259.80 $
(64,446.11 NT$)
846.20 $
(24,132.43 NT$)
     -62.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,646.78 $
(46,963.65 NT$)
594.56 $
(16,955.94 NT$)
     -63.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 313.21 $
(8,932.25 NT$)
509.53 $
(14,530.97 NT$)
     +62.68 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.57 $
(3,637.97 NT$)
387.50 $
(11,050.87 NT$)
     +203.77 %
Salaries And Financing
Tampa, FL[ Edit ] Taichung[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,897.10 $
(111,139.45 NT$)
1,183.44 $
(33,750.00 NT$)
     -69.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.24 1.90      -55.25 %
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