Brunei vs Taiwan - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Taiwan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$981
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$2749
🏠 One person rent
$606
$371
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$835
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$1386
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$24828
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
8.68
❤️ Life expectancy
76
80.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
68
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
30%
🎓 Higher education
54
91
😀 Quality of life
68
80
🏙️ Population
429K
23.6M

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 9% more expensive than in Taiwan ($981). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 68th for Taiwan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 1.4 months in Taiwan. Ranked 36th and 13th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Taiwan

We calculate prices for Brunei and Taiwan as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 17 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Brunei Taiwan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$3.74
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$27.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$2.35
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$2.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$409
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$271
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$1052
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$657
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$48.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$74.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$23.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
1.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$6856
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$4455
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$0.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$37.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$9.03
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$3.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$3.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$2.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$8.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$21.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$4.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$2.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$3.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$2.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$2.19
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.8
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$1.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$3.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$7.12
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$36.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$9.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$46.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$14.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$70
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$82.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$483
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$10628

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Cities Comparison in Brunei vs Taiwan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K

In Taiwan

City Cost of living Population
New Taipei
$1064
4.36M
Taipei
$1271
2.6M
Taoyuan
$854
2.44M
Kaohsiung
$914
2.73M
Taichung
$927
3.03M
Tainan
$859
1.87M
Hsinchu
$807
499K
Zhubei
$1006
194K
Chiayi
$882
252K
Changhua
$842
235K
Keelung
$973
367K
Kinmen
$828
139K
Miaoli
$708
87.7K
Taitung
$1091
109K
Douliu
$827
108K
Nantou
$828
102K
Yilan
$758
95.9K