Cost of Living in Kaohsiung

Summary of cost of living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 80.00-180.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 NT$ 600.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 155.00 NT$ 150.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 65.00 NT$ 33.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 NT$ 40.00-150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 96.33 NT$ 70.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 33.07 NT$ 25.00-80.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 22.73 NT$ 20.00-45.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 358.19 NT$ 302.83-492.10
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 55.83 NT$ 36.29-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 33.05 NT$ 18.14-45.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 91.54 NT$ 60.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 180.34 NT$ 99.79-272.16
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 123.35 NT$ 45.36-204.12
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 292.48 NT$ 150.00-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 52.49 NT$ 22.68-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 25.02 NT$ 18.14-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 35.96 NT$ 13.61-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 45.02 NT$ 13.61-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 38.34 NT$ 18.14-68.04
Onion (1 lb) 28.51 NT$ 20.00-36.29
Lettuce (1 head) 51.00 NT$ 30.00-80.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.45 NT$ 30.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 NT$ 200.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 49.16 NT$ 37.88-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 71.67 NT$ 45.00-90.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 125.00 NT$ 110.00-200.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 NT$ 15.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 995.00 NT$ 600.00-1,250.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$ 80.00-135.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$ 30.00-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 180.00 NT$ 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 117.11 NT$ 113.56-123.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000.00 NT$ 898,000.00-1,020,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,714.29 NT$ 750,000.00-805,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,196.43 NT$ 1,500.00-6,375.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 820.33 NT$ 300.00-1,199.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 737.33 NT$ 500.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,057.03 NT$ 588.00-1,288.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 333.33 NT$ 200.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 290.00 NT$ 260.00-400.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,857.14 NT$ 8,000.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 400,000.00 NT$ 150,000.00-1,200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,049.83 NT$ 1,500.00-4,300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 942.38 NT$ 600.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,571.43 NT$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,900.00 NT$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,933.33 NT$ 8,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,192.31 NT$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,300.00 NT$ 22,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,250.00 NT$ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 14,167.60 NT$ 9,290.23-24,154.59
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,354.76 NT$ 5,574.14-12,077.29
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 34,473.08 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.20 1.70-3.00

Prices in Kaohsiung

This city had 419 entries in the past 12 months by 37 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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3 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 23, 2023:
Pingtong county will be very similar in terms of prices.
Bonginkosi Harris on Nov 04, 2022:
Well explained. Its really worth reading. Keep up the good work, and it makes me fall more and more in love with the city of Kaohsiung
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.