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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 15.23% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 62.00% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 110.00 NT$ 80.00-180.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 NT$ 109.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 49.00 NT$ 38.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 60.00 NT$ 47.00-90.00
Cappuccino (regular) 75.70 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.67 NT$ 20.00-35.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.09 NT$ 15.00-28.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 327.95 NT$ 283.91-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 43.48 NT$ 31.75-58.97
Rice (white), (1 lb) 41.84 NT$ 22.68-63.50
Eggs (12) 62.96 NT$ 46.80-96.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 287.84 NT$ 136.08-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 101.54 NT$ 72.57-136.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 240.10 NT$ 136.08-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 50.46 NT$ 29.48-81.65
Banana (1 lb) 29.69 NT$ 15.88-40.82
Oranges (1 lb) 30.07 NT$ 22.68-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 39.64 NT$ 22.68-63.50
Potato (1 lb) 31.84 NT$ 19.05-45.36
Onion (1 lb) 24.55 NT$ 15.88-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 44.50 NT$ 30.00-69.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 36.06 NT$ 20.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$ 320.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 44.62 NT$ 35.00-60.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 56.54 NT$ 45.00-80.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 95.00 NT$ 85.00-100.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 15.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 NT$ 600.00-1,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 80.00 NT$ 70.00-90.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 NT$ 24.14-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 225.00 NT$ 150.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 97.78 NT$ 83.28-113.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 948,000.00 NT$ 700,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 655,153.85 NT$ 600,000.00-700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,780.16 NT$ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 6.85 NT$ 4.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 759.42 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,323.11 NT$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 340.00 NT$ 100.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 285.00 NT$ 250.00-320.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,000.00 NT$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 600,000.00 NT$
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,514.27 NT$ 1,500.00-3,980.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,171.00 NT$ 690.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,576.13 NT$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,893.44 NT$ 2,000.00-4,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,511.29 NT$ 7,500.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,650.79 NT$ 5,000.00-13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,770.85 NT$ 15,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,443.08 NT$ 12,000.00-28,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,625.41 NT$ 9,290.23-27,870.68
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,857.63 NT$ 4,645.11-17,651.43
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 57,692.28 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.08 1.80-3.00

Prices in Taiwan

These data are based on 3868 entries in the past 18 months from 459 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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