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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 14.38% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 42.07% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 80.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 673.14 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 NT$ 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 NT$ 40.00-100.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 NT$ 50.00-150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 73.50 NT$ 50.00-110.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.54 NT$ 20.00-40.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 19.52 NT$ 15.00-28.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 333.98 NT$ 264.98-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 46.22 NT$ 36.29-63.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 46.94 NT$ 22.68-72.57
Eggs (regular) (12) 64.88 NT$ 48.00-100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 285.78 NT$ 136.08-589.67
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 102.22 NT$ 68.04-158.76
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 231.56 NT$ 136.08-381.02
Apples (1 lb) 60.45 NT$ 40.37-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 25.94 NT$ 13.61-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 32.75 NT$ 20.87-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 43.36 NT$ 22.68-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 31.07 NT$ 22.68-54.43
Onion (1 lb) 28.03 NT$ 18.14-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 41.18 NT$ 30.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.38 NT$ 20.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 NT$ 350.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 43.68 NT$ 32.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 61.21 NT$ 40.00-80.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 100.00 NT$ 90.00-120.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 15.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,280.00 NT$ 1,000.00-1,299.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 75.00 NT$ 70.00-85.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$ 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 225.00 NT$ 150.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 110.50 NT$ 98.42-117.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 924,000.00 NT$ 898,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 719,656.25 NT$ 600,000.00-800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,200.86 NT$ 1,000.00-3,541.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.64 NT$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 808.61 NT$ 499.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,400.30 NT$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 408.82 NT$ 200.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$ 250.00-330.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 16,128.21 NT$ 10,000.00-21,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 433,478.26 NT$ 200,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,042.18 NT$ 1,000.00-3,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,089.73 NT$ 500.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,555.12 NT$ 1,980.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,586.70 NT$ 2,200.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 19,165.38 NT$ 8,500.00-40,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,155.16 NT$ 6,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 41,745.10 NT$ 20,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 30,215.51 NT$ 15,000.00-60,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 20,816.35 NT$ 7,432.18-36,789.30
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 12,800.58 NT$ 5,574.14-27,870.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 32,974.39 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.94 1.50-2.50

Prices in Taiwan

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Last update: December 2018
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