Canberra vs Taipei - Cost of Living Comparison

Canberra Taipei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1792
$1271
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4156
$3296
🏠 One person rent
$1082
$585
🏘️ Family rent
$1794
$1117
🍽️ Food expenses
$481
$451
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4970
$1735
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
30
95
😀 Quality of life
86
87
🏙️ Population
381K
2.6M

The cost of living in Canberra is 41% more expensive than in Taipei. Cities ranked 2028th and 3262nd ($1792 vs $1271) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Australia and Taiwan, respectively. Check Australia vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months in Canberra compared to 1.4 months in Taipei. Canberra ranked 8th best city to live in Australia vs Taipei ranked 2nd in Taiwan, while ranked 188th and 174th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Canberra vs Taipei

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Canberra Taipei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.7
$4.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$37.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.52
$4.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.33
$3.93
 Cappuccino
$3.31
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.28
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1116
$764
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$893
$436
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2083
$1354
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1473
$910
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.3
$60.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$154
$94
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$23.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.79%
1.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4443
$14414
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3083
$8071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.16
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.3
$42
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
$9.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$3.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.16
$1.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$2.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$3.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$20.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$5.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$2.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.83
$2.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$4.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$2.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$2.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
$22.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.66
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$4.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.9
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.26
$9.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.38
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.08
$2.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$40.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$59.7
$35.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
$20.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.6
$79.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$94.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1362
$655
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12552
$15007

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$1970
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$1629
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$1445
357 km or 222 mi Shepparton
$1442
358 km or 222 mi Newcastle
$1798
397 km or 246 mi Traralgon
$1626
448 km or 278 mi Pakenham
$1631
454 km or 282 mi Berwick
$1562
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$1498
464 km or 288 mi Cranbourne
$1587
466 km or 289 mi South Yarra
$1589
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$1610
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$1968
470 km or 292 mi Sunbury
$1625
477 km or 297 mi Frankston
$1957
485 km or 302 mi Melton
$1633
488 km or 303 mi Tarneit
$1570
489 km or 304 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
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$1708
535 km or 332 mi Ballarat
$1740
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$1640
583 km or 362 mi Armidale
$1677
649 km or 403 mi Mildura
$1622
669 km or 415 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
684 km or 425 mi Warrnambool
$1573
698 km or 434 mi Devonport
$1641
706 km or 438 mi Launceston
$1477
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$1181
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$2199
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$1648
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$1462

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Distance City Cost of living
9.6 km or 6 mi New Taipei
$1064
23 km or 14 mi Keelung
$973
39 km or 24 mi Taoyuan
$854
39 km or 24 mi Yilan
$758
58 km or 36 mi Zhubei
$1006
63 km or 39 mi Hsinchu
$807
89 km or 56 mi Miaoli
$708
133 km or 82 mi Taichung
$927
149 km or 92 mi Changhua
$842
152 km or 95 mi Nantou
$828
180 km or 112 mi Douliu
$827
206 km or 128 mi Chiayi
$882
252 km or 157 mi Fuzhou
$700
257 km or 160 mi Putian
$705
258 km or 160 mi Taitung
$1091
267 km or 166 mi Tainan
$859
270 km or 168 mi Ningde
$701
276 km or 172 mi Ishigaki
$1022
297 km or 185 mi Quanzhou
$757
298 km or 185 mi Kaohsiung
$914
299 km or 186 mi Jinjiang
$702
316 km or 196 mi Rui'an
$687
330 km or 205 mi Kinmen
$828
340 km or 211 mi Wenzhou
$968
354 km or 220 mi Xiamen
$828
371 km or 230 mi Wenling
$688
379 km or 235 mi Miyakojima
$1022
380 km or 236 mi Nanping
$684
395 km or 246 mi Zhangzhou
$751
411 km or 255 mi Lishui
$768
414 km or 257 mi Sanming
$694
425 km or 264 mi Linhai
$675
454 km or 282 mi Longyan
$691
461 km or 286 mi Wuyishan
$642
488 km or 303 mi Jinhua
$852
495 km or 308 mi Yiwu
$696
508 km or 316 mi Quzhou
$520
518 km or 322 mi Shangrao
$765
520 km or 323 mi Chaozhou
$648
525 km or 326 mi Shantou
$1051