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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 12.91% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 56.43% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.30 $ 2.64-5.94
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 23.09 $ 16.49-32.99
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.96 $ 3.63-4.95
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.65 $ 1.32-2.64
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 1.48-3.30
Cappuccino (regular) 2.35 $ 1.65-3.30
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.87 $ 0.66-1.06
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.63 $ 0.49-0.82
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.74 $ 8.74-14.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.49 $ 1.05-1.95
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.48 $ 0.81-2.24
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.07 $ 1.48-3.30
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.89 $ 4.92-14.96
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.24 $ 2.24-4.49
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.71 $ 3.89-14.96
Apples (1 lb) 1.95 $ 1.20-2.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.45-1.50
Oranges (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.75-1.50
Tomato (1 lb) 1.44 $ 0.75-2.24
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.75-1.80
Onion (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.60-1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $ 0.99-1.98
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $ 0.66-1.65
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.84 $ 11.55-19.79
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.47 $ 1.15-1.98
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 1.48-2.64
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.30 $ 2.97-3.79
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.66 $ 0.49-0.99
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 42.22 $ 26.39-57.37
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.47 $ 2.31-2.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.33 $ 1.06-1.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.42 $ 4.95-9.90
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.46 $ 3.12-3.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,272.16 $ 29,688.76-36,286.27
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,719.29 $ 19,792.51-26,390.01
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 68.99 $ 32.99-116.83
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 $ 0.10-0.33
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26.20 $ 16.49-32.99
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.14 $ 32.99-65.98
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $ 6.60-19.79
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.90 $ 8.25-10.56
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 504.67 $ 263.90-659.75
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,870.66 $ 8,246.88-21,441.88
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.31 $ 39.59-107.21
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.46 $ 23.09-59.38
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.14 $ 65.98-98.96
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.89 $ 72.57-164.94
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 449.86 $ 247.41-824.69
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 289.43 $ 164.94-593.78
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,007.75 $ 593.78-1,649.38
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 724.04 $ 395.85-1,154.56
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 698.37 $ 303.40-1,213.59
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 374.98 $ 153.23-735.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,781.77 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.99 0.05-0.08

Prices in Taiwan

These data are based on 4464 entries in the past 18 months from 515 different contributors.
Last update: June 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Taiwan

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Taipei 66.67 22.57 45.87 76.39 32.57 97.37
Taichung 63.03 13.00 39.43 74.54 28.33 64.80
Kaohsiung 57.35 10.03 35.03 64.67 25.86 117.34
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