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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 15.99% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 45.01% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 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$ 105.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 NT$ 40.00-100.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 75.00 NT$ 50.00-150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 77.15 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 27.08 NT$ 20.00-40.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 19.81 NT$ 15.00-28.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 332.67 NT$ 264.98-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.16 NT$ 36.29-60.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 45.46 NT$ 22.68-72.57
Eggs (regular) (12) 65.87 NT$ 48.00-100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 262.04 NT$ 136.08-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 97.65 NT$ 68.04-150.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 242.72 NT$ 136.08-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 59.10 NT$ 40.37-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 25.58 NT$ 13.61-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 32.64 NT$ 20.87-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 39.79 NT$ 22.68-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 30.91 NT$ 18.14-54.43
Onion (1 lb) 29.00 NT$ 18.14-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 39.61 NT$ 20.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 34.86 NT$ 20.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 NT$ 350.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 43.43 NT$ 30.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 63.42 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$ 15.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,280.00 NT$ 1,000.00-1,280.00
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) 110.72 NT$ 100.31-117.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 NT$ 900,000.00-1,068,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 715,764.71 NT$ 600,000.00-800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,066.84 NT$ 1,000.00-3,187.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.34 NT$ 1.80-9.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 788.94 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,354.14 NT$ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 404.55 NT$ 200.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 290.00 NT$ 250.00-330.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,262.50 NT$ 8,000.00-20,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 398,846.15 NT$ 200,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,908.12 NT$ 1,000.00-3,029.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,113.96 NT$ 599.00-1,600.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,556.34 NT$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,495.89 NT$ 2,200.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,504.20 NT$ 8,000.00-38,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,717.27 NT$ 5,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 41,381.82 NT$ 20,000.00-88,888.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,919.29 NT$ 15,000.00-60,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 22,071.09 NT$ 9,290.23-39,018.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 13,904.70 NT$ 6,354.52-27,870.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 34,248.02 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.90 1.50-2.40

Prices in Taiwan

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Last update: April 2019
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