Cost of Living in Kaohsiung

Summary about cost of living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 60.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 NT$ 500.00-1,100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 NT$ 132.00-160.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 NT$ 33.00-100.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 74.50 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 76.76 NT$ 50.00-135.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 29.71 NT$ 25.00-40.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.44 NT$ 20.00-29.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 333.59 NT$ 302.83-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.41 NT$ 36.29-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 26.39 NT$ 18.14-49.90
Eggs (regular) (12) 77.62 NT$ 40.00-144.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 159.44 NT$ 113.40-453.59
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 82.30 NT$ 45.36-145.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 212.74 NT$ 136.08-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 38.28 NT$ 22.68-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 22.31 NT$ 13.61-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 29.23 NT$ 13.61-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 38.05 NT$ 13.61-74.84
Potato (1 lb) 26.03 NT$ 18.14-68.04
Onion (1 lb) 26.26 NT$ 13.61-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 42.22 NT$ 20.00-80.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 38.40 NT$ 20.00-60.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 NT$ 200.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 48.81 NT$ 35.00-80.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 71.30 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.50 NT$ 120.00-175.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 15.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 NT$ 600.00-1,600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$ 80.00-120.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 NT$ 30.58-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 NT$ 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 113.10 NT$ 105.99-124.92
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 849,999.50 NT$ 800,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 745,833.22 NT$ 702,500.00-800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,974.80 NT$ 1,799.00-6,611.11
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.43 NT$ 2.00-6.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 667.64 NT$ 499.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 854.11 NT$ 588.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 268.17 NT$ 200.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 290.00 NT$ 200.00-320.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,000.00 NT$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 259,999.83 NT$ 150,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,937.25 NT$ 800.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 808.90 NT$ 300.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,211.11 NT$ 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,049.88 NT$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,996.78 NT$ 8,000.00-14,909.10
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,762.38 NT$ 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,277.67 NT$ 20,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,833.22 NT$ 12,000.00-22,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,580.55 NT$ 8,361.20-23,225.57
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,636.07 NT$ 4,645.11-13,006.32
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,115.09 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.88 1.32-3.00

Prices in Kaohsiung

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Last update: June 2022
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6 Comments so far
Jack on Apr 05, 2020:
I’m a 50 year old private college teacher. I make more than 100k per month, although under the pressure of low birth rate. Nevertheless, there are plenty opportunities for making more as long as I want to work on weekend. Jobs are never few only so for lazy guys and shortsighted youth. Kaohsiung is just a beautiful city for who deseves.
Bleue on Oct 10, 2019:
Hello, it's Pingtung County that interests me unfortunately it's not here
James on Jul 16, 2018:
Jessica, I can't believe you're bragging about making 50k and putting others down. 50k??? Thats so little!
Anonymous on Jul 12, 2018:
Taipei, July 12 (CNA) More than 30 percent of Taiwanese in their thirties don’t have steady jobs while the majority of people in that age group are heavy in debt, according to a poll released Thursday by the 1111 Job Bank.

The poll conducted between June 26 and July 10 among 1,146 people between the ages of 18 to 39 found 32.72 percent of Taiwanese in their thirties don’t have steady jobs, including 24.6 percent who are unemployed and 8.12 percent who are freelancing. The survey also showed that their first monthly salary is only NT$25,930 (US$849.92) on average.

According to the poll, nearly 53 percent of Taiwanese in their thirties are heavy in debt. They need to pay NT$12,150 (US$398.25) per month in debt on average. In other words, 41.76 percent of their salary is used for the payment of debts.

Ho Chi-sheng (何啟聖), vice president of the job bank, said unemployment, low pay and working poverty have been the bane among the 30 somethings.

According to a 2017 survey conducted by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), Taiwanese in their thirties contributed the highest percentage of jobless people among all working age groups in Taiwan, while nearly half of those polled earn less than NT$30,000 (US$983.28).

Meanwhile, nearly 40 percent of those aged 39 and below polled in the survey even made less than NT$30,000.
Zenni on Jul 02, 2018:
Taiwan people like Face "Minzu" like Jessica below... Face is more important than reality and fixing the system so TW people can earn more.
RipTide on Jun 28, 2018:
Jessica youre an idiot. 50k isn't much at all and its way too high for Kaohsiung