Cost of Living in Taichung

Summary of cost of living in Taichung, Taiwan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 NT$ 100.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 NT$ 500.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 153.00 NT$ 150.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 NT$ 35.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 NT$ 50.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 90.42 NT$ 50.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 34.50 NT$ 25.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.81 NT$ 18.00-32.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 414.65 NT$ 302.83-673.80
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.64 NT$ 27.22-145.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 48.38 NT$ 27.22-72.57
Eggs (regular) (12) 113.68 NT$ 66.00-180.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 249.48 NT$ 113.40-453.59
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 89.36 NT$ 45.36-181.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 272.16 NT$ 99.79-408.23
Apples (1 lb) 68.04 NT$ 34.02-117.93
Banana (1 lb) 25.98 NT$ 18.14-54.43
Oranges (1 lb) 41.05 NT$ 18.14-90.72
Tomato (1 lb) 59.76 NT$ 31.75-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 32.91 NT$ 13.61-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 38.44 NT$ 17.24-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 77.00 NT$ 20.00-100.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 37.00 NT$ 22.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 NT$ 300.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 49.80 NT$ 35.00-71.43
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 67.50 NT$ 25.00-100.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 115.00 NT$ 100.00-120.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 22.50 NT$ 20.00-35.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 NT$ 608.00-1,400.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$ 80.00-110.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 52.30 NT$ 24.14-109.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 NT$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 115.95 NT$ 113.56-116.59
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 NT$ 1,000,000.00-2,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 770,000.00 NT$ 750,000.00-800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,287.50 NT$ 1,500.00-3,187.50
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 921.44 NT$ 500.00-1,199.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 588.78 NT$ 499.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 999.88 NT$ 800.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 283.33 NT$ 250.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$ 280.00-350.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,000.00 NT$ 6,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 437,500.00 NT$ 300,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,014.29 NT$ 1,200.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,042.71 NT$ 750.00-1,299.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,780.00 NT$ 2,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,687.50 NT$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,255.00 NT$ 10,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,100.00 NT$ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,666.67 NT$ 25,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 26,000.00 NT$ 22,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,305.88 NT$ 9,290.23-22,482.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 12,897.93 NT$ 7,432.18-23,225.57
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,689.24 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.85 1.20-2.13

Prices in Taichung

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Last update: March 2024
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