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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$ 100.00-200.00
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$ 115.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 46.50 NT$ 40.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 65.00 NT$ 50.00-80.00
Cappuccino (regular) 81.11 NT$ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.92 NT$ 20.00-33.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.82 NT$ 15.00-30.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 401.88 NT$ 264.98-586.74
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) 85.00 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) 12.40 NT$ 9.07-14.51
Oranges (1 lb) 29.48 NT$ 13.61-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 49.90 NT$ 45.36-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 22.68 NT$ 22.68-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 22.68 NT$ 22.68-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 32.50 NT$ 30.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 34.60 NT$ 20.00-45.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 NT$ 301.34-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 41.78 NT$ 30.13-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 75.00 NT$ 60.27-80.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 85.20 NT$ 80.00-90.40
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 NT$ 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 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$ 19.31-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 325.00 NT$ 150.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 94.00 NT$ 83.28-102.21
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, 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) 7.50 NT$ 3.60-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 708.08 NT$ 400.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,360.67 NT$ 1,054.69-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 250.00 NT$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 280.00 NT$ 250.00-330.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 19,722.22 NT$ 15,000.00-29,166.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 600,000.00 NT$
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,460.00 NT$ 2,000.00-2,800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,416.67 NT$ 800.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,333.33 NT$ 2,000.00-2,800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,100.00 NT$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,166.67 NT$ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,444.44 NT$ 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,575.06 NT$ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,894.84 NT$ 12,053.60-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 13,457.42 NT$ 9,197.32-19,999.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,230.92 NT$ 4,292.08-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 30,000.00 NT$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.57 2.00-3.60

Prices in Taichung

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Last update: August 2017
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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