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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of living in Taiwan is 15.78% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Taiwan is 62.15% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.56 $ 2.59-5.31
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 22.64 $ 16.17-32.35
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.88 $ 3.53-4.53
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.58 $ 1.23-2.26
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.94 $ 1.52-2.91
Cappuccino (regular) 2.46 $ 1.62-3.88
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.90 $ 0.65-1.13
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.65 $ 0.49-0.81
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.61 $ 9.18-14.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.41 $ 1.03-1.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.35 $ 0.73-2.05
Eggs (12) 2.04 $ 1.51-3.11
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.31 $ 4.40-14.67
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.28 $ 2.35-4.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.77 $ 4.40-14.67
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 $ 0.95-2.64
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.51-1.32
Oranges (1 lb) 0.97 $ 0.73-1.47
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.73-2.05
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.62-1.47
Onion (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.51-1.47
Lettuce (1 head) 1.44 $ 0.97-2.23
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $ 0.65-1.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.94 $ 10.35-16.17
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.44 $ 1.13-1.94
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.83 $ 1.46-2.59
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.07 $ 2.75-3.23
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.65 $ 0.49-0.81
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 32.35 $ 19.41-38.81
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.59 $ 2.26-2.91
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.04 $ 0.78-1.30
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.28 $ 4.85-9.70
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.16 $ 2.69-3.67
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,663.61 $ 22,641.91-38,814.70
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,191.33 $ 19,407.35-22,641.91
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 57.58 $ 32.35-97.04
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 $ 0.13-0.32
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.57 $ 16.17-32.35
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.80 $ 32.35-64.69
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.00 $ 3.23-16.17
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.22 $ 8.09-10.35
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 129.38 $
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,407.35 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 81.33 $ 48.52-128.74
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.88 $ 22.32-48.52
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.33 $ 64.69-97.04
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.59 $ 64.69-145.56
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 404.72 $ 242.59-646.91
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 247.47 $ 161.73-420.49
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 866.06 $ 485.18-1,617.28
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 564.24 $ 388.15-905.68
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 570.10 $ 300.50-901.49
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 318.85 $ 150.25-570.95
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 1,867.55 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.08 0.06-0.10

Prices in Taiwan

These data are based on 3854 entries in the past 18 months from 457 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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