Summary of cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||180.00 NT$||100.00-300.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||1,200.00 NT$||800.00-2,000.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||160.00 NT$||140.00-200.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||65.00 NT$||40.00-180.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||80.00 NT$||60.00-150.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||99.60 NT$||50.00-160.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||33.21 NT$||25.00-50.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||21.12 NT$||18.00-30.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||358.58 NT$||302.83-435.32|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||57.00 NT$||27.22-136.08|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||44.31 NT$||22.68-81.65|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||104.78 NT$||66.00-144.00|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||240.25 NT$||136.08-680.39|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||127.71 NT$||49.90-200.00|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||269.72 NT$||158.76-453.59|
|Apples (1 lb)||65.21 NT$||31.75-170.10|
|Banana (1 lb)||31.40 NT$||18.14-69.00|
|Oranges (1 lb)||39.38 NT$||18.14-68.95|
|Tomato (1 lb)||49.37 NT$||22.68-81.65|
|Potato (1 lb)||39.57 NT$||22.68-63.50|
|Onion (1 lb)||36.16 NT$||22.23-63.50|
|Lettuce (1 head)||53.07 NT$||28.00-100.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||34.14 NT$||19.00-50.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||450.00 NT$||300.00-800.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||46.26 NT$||35.00-70.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||74.38 NT$||45.00-100.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||127.50 NT$||110.00-150.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||25.00 NT$||20.00-40.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||1,280.00 NT$||1,280.00-1,380.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||80.00 NT$||70.00-90.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||40.23 NT$||32.19-48.28|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||300.00 NT$||225.00-480.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||119.27 NT$||113.18-132.49|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||1,000,000.00 NT$||950,000.00-1,200,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||801,187.44 NT$||715,000.00-900,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||3,116.07 NT$||1,799.00-5,040.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||5.54 NT$||1.20-7.00|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||822.45 NT$||599.00-1,200.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||1,232.16 NT$||800.00-2,000.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||489.17 NT$||200.00-700.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||320.00 NT$||290.00-400.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||22,200.00 NT$||15,000.00-35,000.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||516,294.73 NT$||300,000.00-850,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||2,533.66 NT$||990.00-4,400.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||955.12 NT$||500.00-2,000.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||2,956.49 NT$||1,600.00-3,600.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||3,684.78 NT$||2,000.00-5,000.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||18,714.29 NT$||15,000.00-30,000.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||13,308.82 NT$||10,000.00-20,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||46,631.58 NT$||35,000.00-70,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||34,166.67 NT$||25,000.00-50,000.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||39,934.75 NT$||27,870.68-55,856.09|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||20,862.57 NT$||13,935.34-41,806.02|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||55,732.15 NT$|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||1.71||1.31-2.00|
Sources and References:
|Cost of Living in Guangzhou||5.22 miles|
|Cost of Living in Keelung||12.98 miles|
|Cost of Living in Tucheng||13.37 miles|
|Cost of Living in Shulin||15.80 miles|
|Cost of Living in New Taipei City||19.05 miles|
|Cost of Living in Zhongli City (Jhongli)||28.86 miles|
|Cost of Living in Yilan||35.87 miles|
|Cost of Living in Zhubei City||49.12 miles|
|Cost of Living in Hsichih||51.94 miles|
|Cost of Living in HsinChu||51.94 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Taipeh|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Taipé|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Taipei|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Taipei|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Taipéi|
I would avoid Mainland China at all costs. Terrible clown show government there. Really a sad state of affair Mainland China is in. Avoid traveling there. People are treated like slaves and animals there. Lots of criminal activity goes on in Mainland China. People there have Zero rights. Pooh Bear president Xi Jinping is a complete disgrace to the world and should be in jail for the genocide of the Uyghurs and Tibetans. CCP Chinese gov needs to be punished also for stealing land not theirs.
Not only Taiwanese are being treated worse than animal to the extent of working for animals now in Taiwan under the current foolish president Tsai Ing-Wen but also the worst is that the current foolish president Tsai Ing-Wen even skyrocketed the rice price imprudently from less than 20 NT dollar per kg to more than 40 NT dollar per kg under her administration while the current international rice price is less than 10 NT dollar per kg especially among Myanmar, India, etc and this unfairness is absolutely unacceptable to Taiwanese and it's no wonder the birth rate in Taiwan has been collapsing unlike never before in Taiwan history due to traitor Tsai Ing-Wen's unforgivable sin of skyrocketing rice price.
So Taiwanese have an unfinished business to settle with traitor Tsai Ing-Wen and her democratic party for the sake of justice and that is to send traitor Tsai Ing-Wen as well as all traitors of her democratic party to jail until the end of the world.
For clean energy, the stupid Taiwan Tsai Ing-Wen has stubbornly forced to phase out the nuclear power plants and then replaces them with fuel power plants where the fuel price has been unacceptably skyrocketed since last year.
Normally in the current situation where the price of fuel is unacceptably high to be used to produce electricity so fuel power plants should be considered to be shut down immediately in order to save the fuel cost and nuclear power plant should be built more to produce very cheap electricity just like few European countries.
But the moron Tsai Ing-Wen insists on shutting down the nuclear power plant for the clean energy incorrectly.
Really for clean energy? The global warming is being caused by fuel toxic not by the nuclear so actually nuclear is much cleaner energy comparing to fuel toxic.
Fuel is destroying the quality of the air of the world to the extent of one day human may not be able to survive in this world filled with fuel toxic while nuclear under human management doesn't destroy the air quality.
Nuclear is for the future because fuel toxic has no future for human being. If you didn't believe, dare you stupid president Tsai Ing-Wen stay In a sealed room where fuel is being used to produce electricity !!! You will certainly die but not in a room where nuclear is being used to produce electricity.
For clean energy, fuel must be banned for future generations and consequently happily save billions from wasting for the fuel cost.
So for clean energy, all fuel power plants must be banned immediately and nuclear power plants must be built sufficiently in order to produce sufficient electricity for the whole Taiwan.
Electricity price was raised a few months before and now the sick government is planning to raise again from this 1rst of April is absolutely unacceptable because all of these are coming from absolutely poor planning from the no-brainer president Tsai who insists on using very expensive fuel to produce electricity even by shutting down nuclear power plants.
The corruption of the electricity producers must not be ignored too because they get very cheap fuel price from some countries comparing to the market price by 40-60 cheaper fuel price so this mean they already profit 40-60% through the raw material or fuel purchase even before producing electricity and then they quote the price of electricity price based on the market price of fuel which is 100% without discount and then they add additional 15%-30% for their service fee so their profit range is approximately within 55%(40%+15%) to 90%(60%+30%), incredible corruption so you see Taiwan electricity producers don't like the nuclear power plants.
Anyway, the real troublemaker here is the unintelligent president Tsai Ing-Wen for shutting down Nuclear power plants so the electricity producers are becoming the greatest winners here and businesses are greatest losers here but businesses doesn't stop here because they are moving to India, Vietnam, etc where electricity price is at least 200% cheaper and manpower is as much as 700% cheaper than Taiwan because they don't have president like the most foolish president Tsai Ing-Wen. Unfortunately Taiwanese can't move out of Taiwan because of higher electricity and conseqent higher inflation but they are losing jobs as much as the businesses are leaving for cheaper alternative and they shall always hate the most foolish president Tsai and her gold-digger democratic party until all of them end up in jail for good.
To rectify the problem, the electricity price shouldn't be raised anymore and instead all closed nuclear power plants should be reopened and build more nuclear power plants and shut down all fuel power plants and inflation must be controlled seriously now because the egg price in Taiwan is unacceptably more expensive than US now where a carton of 18 eggs in US Walmart was just 2 US dollar or 3.37 NT dollar for each egg according to the recent news, are Taiwanese the easy rip-off target for the current sick government led by moron president Tsai Ing-Wen ?
Unfortunately, the robber regime of Taiwan announced recently to fine the landlord for a whopping 500,000 NT dollar, more than whopping 100 months of landlords' rent income if the landlord didn't allow the renter to apply for the government rent subsidy.
Fining for more than whopping 100 months of landlords' rent income is absolutely no more a fine but is clearly the most brazen robbing by the current robber regime of Taiwan unlike never seen in world history.
Democracy system is no more practiced in Taiwan anymore under the authoritarian and robber Tsai president who not only waste massively to the extent of depleting the tresuary of Taiwan but also brazenly robs Taiwanese by imposing outrageous fine which are much more than normally acceptable to the extent of potentially bankrupting Taiwanese now.
No wonder the population of Taiwan has shrunk terribly under the current most dishonest robber Tsai president unlike never seen before in Taiwan history.
It's time to end the gang of robbers including the authoritarian Tsai president and her accomplice Democratic party now for the sake of justice and fairness for Taiwanese.
Taiwan's economy is doing amongst the best worldwide now.
The current unrealistic separatist regime in Taiwan should stop all of its unachievable treacherous dreaming immediately and be very careful not to provoke China anymore because they might be hunt worldwide eventually even if they run away from Taiwan later for the crime of unforgivable treasons.
1. Action sounds louder than speech
2. A war that should result losing completely shouldn't be provoked, are the 2 messages for the selfish bigmouth separatist regime in Taiwan for the sake of millions of Taiwanese in Taiwan.
US weapons certainly would not prevent from China invasion eventually so shouldn't waste a lot of money on the useless US weapons anymore and instead invest only on the one almighty weapon which even US is afraid of today so doesn't dare to touch China militarily even under the previous Trump's administration.
The priority now is for peace so peaceful existence between Mainland China and Taiwan under One China policy is so important today much more than before so Taiwan must use the One China policy wisely and beneficially in order to maintain peace at all cost during this current unpredictable era.
No one in Taiwan but only the working people automatically receive the payment of coronavirus stimulus unfairly unlike other countries and this is the most unfair scam ever committed by any government in history.
This the most unfair Taiwan government is wasting Taiwanese's tax money by automatically providing payment of up to 30000 NT dollar to all of the working people or all employees in Taiwan recently in the name of coronavirus stimulus wrongfully but there is no plan to automatically support for the unemployed people or other idle people in Taiwan unfairly unlike other countries.
The recent approved Coronavirus stimulus package of over 7 billions US dollar wasn't necessary if the Taiwan government were good enough to prevent the recent outbreak of coronavirus but this good for nothing Taiwan government delayed the purchase of coronavirus vaccines deliberately in order to wait endlessly until the local-made unreliable coronavirus vaccines is available which consequently results the terrible death of hundreds of Taiwanese now unnecessarily due to the recent worst coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan , all thanks to the foolish Tsai president who is the main culprit forcefully pushing for the local made coronavirus unnecessarily so this immoral culprit should step down immediately for indirectly killing of hundreds of innocent Taiwanese as well as for causing the loss of Taiwanese's tax money of over 7 billions US dollar in the name of coronavirus stimulus package for her world-record ignorance as well as for her world-record foolishness to insist with the local-made unreliable coronavirus vaccine which most Taiwanese have no trust upon, maybe the recent terrible death of hundreds of innocent Taiwan due to the outbreak might not be enough for her world-record foolishness.
Consequently everyone here are suffering now so everyone should be entitled to be supported financially if the Taiwan government decided to indemnify for its mishandling of the pandemic.
However, only specific group or individual such as the rip-off taxi drivers, etc are being indemnified unfairly out of the over 7 billions US dollar which the current government decided to spend to indemnify for its mistake so everyone suffering here is not indemnified and it's extremely unfair for everyone currently suffering in Taiwan.
Everyone is entitled to be indemnified out of the government's 7 billions US dollar support fund.
So for the sake of fairness, the fund should be used to alleviate the expense such as food (so the food price should be much more cheaper now, etc), health insurance (the cost of health insurance should be reduced by half, etc), transportation (city bus fare should cost no more than 15 NT dollar, etc), etc of everyone equally instead of wasting to indemnify the rip-off taxi driver and so on. Anyway, the government's fund should not benefit only specific group or individual unfairly because this is not fair for everyone currently suffering in Taiwan.
Taiwan government shouldn't allow culprit companies such as 雃博 (4106), 優盛（4121) to take advantage of the suffering of Taiwanese in order to profiteer in the stock market unreasonably during the tragic period like now, the criminal behavior of these companies must be investigated immediately for justice.
The rice price has been skyrocketed over 150% since 2016 from about 20 Taiwan dollar per kilogram to over 50 Taiwan dollar per kilogram now while India is selling rice for merely 10 Taiwan dollar per kilogram to Asia countries recently.
So the rice price in Taiwan is 400% more expensive than the current export price of India.
A chicken rice set meal at 7 Eleven convenient store in Thailand is just about 30 baht or 26.77 Taiwan dollar but the similar chicken rice set meat at 7 Eleven convenient store in Taiwan cost a whopping above 70 Taiwan dollar.
7 Eleven convenient store in Taiwan used to be cheaper where a chicken rice set could be purchase at 50 Taiwan dollar until 2016 but this offer is no longer available under the current sick government.
The city bus fare has been doubled under the current sick government as well and it's worst for location between Xindian, New Taipei City and Taipei where even if taken just for 3 bus stops, one shall be ripped off for 30 Taiwan dollar for bus fare under the current sick government unlike never seen before.
Throwing rubbish is the greatest pressure all Taiwanese have been suffering until now unlike Singapore , etc where Singaporean have no pressure throwing the rubbish as rubbish bin is available at every building in Singapore unlike in Taiwan where Taiwanese have to chase the rubbish car twice daily shamefully in order to eliminate rubbish.
The current sick government has done nothing to eliminate this pressure for Taiwanese until so far.
Restaurant food price has been skyrocketing rapidly under the current sick government for at least 30%.
Going to the supermarket to purchase meat and vegetable is no longer convenient for all nondrivers as plastic bag is banned from using in the supermarket under the direction of the current sick government unlike in Japan where plastic bag is offered for free at every supermarket.
So the current sick government is the root cause and the culprit of causing birth rate falling rapidly unlike never seen before because this sick government contributes more inflation and inconvenience to all Taiwanese comparing to all of the previous government before.
Unfortunately, I am also aware of the current situation.
In all honesty my plans should be reconsidered after reading the comment section.
We lost our two sons one daughter and 5 close friends to covid19 so far.
There isn't any forgetting or forgiveness.
What the Chinese government and citizens of China did was just cold blooded heartless murders on a global scale as the comments on Jan.5 2021 stated.
Then the witch Tsai might understand the hardship of Taiwanese who are suffering due to the very inhumane policies imposed by her that resulting not being provided of the essential plastic bag for food purchase in the super market as well as being unreasonably and outrageously charged of additional consumer tax for each individual bamboo chopstick, paper box, plastic spoon of takeaway food.
Tsai and her blood line shall not rest in peace forever as long as Taiwanese are suffering due to the aforementioned inhumane policies imposed by her so before it's too late Tsai must abolish the aforementioned inhumane policies imposed by her immediately so as not to harm Taiwanese anymore.
Traitor Tsai is the main reason why Taiwan might be attacked very soon by China or else no war is expected for Taiwan for the next 100 years.
Trump is out at the end of this year and China is coming for revenge only upon the most hateful traitor Tsai and roast the traitor Tsai alive until her death to appease its anger.
Butchering of the Traitor Tsai by China is not important for all Taiwanese but people in Taiwan should not suffer for the sake of the wicked, moron traitor Tsai which is nothing more than a dog in Taiwanese's eye as the traitor Tsai is making the people's life harder by forcing to pay inhumane tax for each and individual chopstick, spoon, box of takeaway food unlike never seen in human history and the fare of city bus was also raised double under her administration, etc.
The traitor Tsai shall surely go to hell for causing suffering and unnecessary pressure and burden to all Taiwanese unlike never seen before during her administration after China roasts her alive to death.
Uni graduate barely making 30~40K NT/month (before tax).
Taiwan or Taipei is good or bad can be seen through web https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita
Be aware, here we discuss about cost of living, rather than politics of living. Although there are quite some people admire China and the “One country two system”, they refuse to live in China....
See what happens when Covid-19 occurs these months, and the world understands.
According to a recent news, a Taiwanese left his quarantined hotel room in Taipei to travel to abroad but was fined with a whopping 1 million NT dollar unreasonably for leaving his quarantined hotel room.
Taipei hotel is well known to be expensive comparing other cities, such as Kuala Lumpur, Osaca, etc.
And the aforementioned person is a Taiwanese, not a tourist so he should have a house in Taiwan so should be quarantined in his home in Taiwan instead in order to save the burden of the expensive hotel room cost in Taipei for a whopping 2 weeks stay.
Taiwanese should be well treated with respect and fiarness according the way of democracy so Taiwanese should not be targeted for ripoff especially by their government or else where is law and justice for Taiwanese?
Government servents such as the culprit vice mayor should not abuse power given by Taiwanese people to add unreasonable burden to Taiwanese such as the aforementioned victim Taiwanese. If home quarantine were not allowed by the government for Taiwanese, government should bear the cost of all other types of quarantined methods.
The Taipei government is very inconsiderate of the burden of the returning Taiwanese by not arranging a home stay quarantine for the aforementioned Taiwanese so the seemingly lawless vice mayor of the Taipei government should take a responsibility by resigning immediately for her foolish action of badly harming the well-being and interest of the aforementioned Taiwanese.
Please everybody believe the spiteful virus infected Chinese 50 centers comments below , don't come here . :)
Don't know how much Mr. Song received offer from the ruling democratic party to run for the presidential race because the ruling democratic party is well aware that as long as Mr. Song is in the presidential race, KMT has absolutely no chance to win.
So KMT must find a way not to lose vote due to Mr. Song.
Anyway, Mr. Song must withdraw from the presidential race in order for KMT to be able to race with the ruling democratic party fairly.
Or else the ruling democratic party is now merely playing with the hopeless KMT for fun's sake without the stupid KMT being aware of its destined doom in this presidential race though KMT racing seriously which is useless as long as Mr. Song is a candidate in the presidential race.
And the guy before you...lol
Cheap lunches, noodles and rice are 100 ntd, better lunches 200 to 300 ntd.
Taiwan is spending BILLIONS of USD purchasing US made weapons systems supporting thousands to tens of thousands of jobs in the US.
Also the Taiwan relations act.
108 General Dynamics Corp M1A2 Abrams tanks worth around $2 billion (€1.7 billion)
1,240 TOW anti-tank missiles worth $200 million
409 Javelin anti-tank missiles
250 Stinger portable air defense systems.
There are also reports that Taiwan may be seeking to buy 66 more F-16 fighter jets.
The US Congress, which has to approve the deal, has been sent an informal notification, according to Reuters news agency.
Taiwan and the US are allies .
Now stop talking politics here especially if you don't live in Taiwan . Bye.