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Cost of Living in Taichung

Summary about cost of living in Taichung:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 NT$ 80.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 NT$ 600.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 NT$ 105.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 49.00 NT$ 40.00-90.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 80.00 NT$ 50.00-130.00
Cappuccino (regular) 79.58 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.33 NT$ 20.00-32.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.86 NT$ 15.00-30.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 302.08 NT$ 264.98-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.90 NT$ 25.40-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 45.36 NT$ 44.91-54.43
Eggs (regular) (12) 84.50 NT$ 48.00-100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 376.80 NT$ 300.00-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 115.37 NT$ 45.36-181.44
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 226.80 NT$
Apples (1 lb) 79.31 NT$ 45.36-120.00
Banana (1 lb) 12.85 NT$ 11.34-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 49.90 NT$ 45.36-54.43
Tomato (1 lb) 49.90 NT$ 45.36-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 22.68 NT$ 22.68-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 24.95 NT$ 22.68-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 35.00 NT$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 34.17 NT$ 20.00-45.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$ 400.00-450.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 45.00 NT$ 42.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 77.50 NT$ 70.00-80.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 100.00 NT$ 87.51-125.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 NT$ 0.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 NT$ 0.00-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$ 80.00-85.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$ 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 225.00 NT$ 150.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 98.52 NT$ 83.28-109.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 844,944.00 NT$ 700,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 NT$ 600,000.00-800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,396.92 NT$ 800.00-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 6.00 NT$ 3.60-8.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 766.57 NT$ 400.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,196.00 NT$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 250.00 NT$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 NT$ 250.00-330.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 16,666.67 NT$ 12,000.00-29,166.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 525,000.00 NT$ 450,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,594.60 NT$ 2,000.00-2,800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,385.71 NT$ 700.00-1,980.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,422.22 NT$ 1,800.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,837.00 NT$ 2,990.00-5,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,833.33 NT$ 7,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,954.55 NT$ 4,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,111.11 NT$ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,555.56 NT$ 13,000.00-22,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 14,167.60 NT$ 9,290.23-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,268.30 NT$ 6,503.16-10,776.66
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 33,596.38 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.06 2.00-3.60

Prices in Taichung

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Last update: February 2018
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1 Comments so far

#decas on Mar 12, 2014 :
eggs 26~ and up - depends on season
regular whole chiken 98 ~ and up
black chiken 189 ~ and up
wild chiken 240 ~ and up
red wine 180 ~ and up - http://www.carrefour.com.tw/
pepsi / coke 2L 29 ~ 49 - depends on season
taichung bus inter city, with yoyo card up to 8km for free, must scann upon entry to the bus and at the exit again

https://www.facebook.com/Bodzio.The.Waffle.King
waffle 40 NT
Bagueete 40 NT
Epi 45NT
Pizza 200NT with real mozzorella cheese
calzone 150NT with real mozzorella cheese