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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 14.71% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 60.33% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 80.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 125.00 NT$ 110.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 NT$ 40.00-100.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 75.28 NT$ 50.00-110.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.62 NT$ 20.00-35.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 19.49 NT$ 15.00-25.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 328.81 NT$ 264.98-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 46.57 NT$ 36.29-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.23 NT$ 25.40-68.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 66.77 NT$ 48.00-100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 249.63 NT$ 136.08-589.67
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 97.44 NT$ 68.04-158.76
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 298.34 NT$ 165.56-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 62.85 NT$ 45.36-113.40
Banana (1 lb) 23.11 NT$ 13.61-40.00
Oranges (1 lb) 32.98 NT$ 20.87-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 44.97 NT$ 22.68-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 35.28 NT$ 20.41-58.97
Onion (1 lb) 30.04 NT$ 18.14-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 46.43 NT$ 30.00-69.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 34.29 NT$ 25.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 NT$ 300.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 44.48 NT$ 32.00-53.03
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 66.65 NT$ 45.00-90.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 107.50 NT$ 90.00-125.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 15.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,280.00 NT$ 1,200.00-1,280.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 78.00 NT$ 70.00-90.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 NT$ 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 225.00 NT$ 150.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 111.87 NT$ 105.23-119.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 NT$ 898,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 715,314.29 NT$ 650,000.00-800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,151.29 NT$ 1,000.00-3,187.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.06 NT$ 1.80-8.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 736.66 NT$ 499.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,309.96 NT$ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 382.14 NT$ 200.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 280.00 NT$ 250.00-320.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,273.81 NT$ 8,000.00-21,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 375,212.12 NT$ 200,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,905.86 NT$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,041.34 NT$ 550.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,525.54 NT$ 2,000.00-3,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,271.25 NT$ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,768.87 NT$ 8,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,831.00 NT$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 30,031.62 NT$ 20,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,865.02 NT$ 12,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 21,795.87 NT$ 9,290.23-39,018.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 13,829.57 NT$ 6,038.65-27,870.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 40,545.63 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.90 1.50-2.50

Prices in Taiwan

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Last update: October 2019
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