Cheongju vs Taichung - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheongju Taichung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$880
$927
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2334
$2688
🏠 One person rent
$293
$308
🏘️ Family rent
$516
$733
🍽️ Food expenses
$388
$408
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1689
$1077
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
71
85
😀 Quality of life
68
81
🏙️ Population
833K
3.03M

The cost of living in Cheongju is 5% less expensive than in Taichung. Cities ranked 5804th and 5627th ($880 vs $927) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 75th and 6th in South Korea and Taiwan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Cheongju compared to 1.2 months in Taichung. Cheongju ranked 37th best city to live in South Korea vs Taichung ranked 5th in Taiwan, while ranked 2903rd and 293rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheongju vs Taichung

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Cheongju Taichung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.74
$3.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$26.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
$4.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.06
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$3.52
$2.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$207
$314
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$171
$231
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
$772
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$320
$624
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.9
$35.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
$54.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.2
$25.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
1.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6961
$5622
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4066
$3808
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.31
$0.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.7
$41.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.47
$6.96
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$3.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.41
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$3.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
$2.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$9.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30.6
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$5.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$2.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$3.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.78
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
$1.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$3.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
$7.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
$2.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$2.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.8
$32.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.43
$9.32
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$46.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.56
$15
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.1
$69.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.3
$63.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
$457
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18587
$14368

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Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 16 mi Sejong
$928
33 km or 21 mi Daejeon
$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928

Cities near Taichung

Distance City Cost of living
16 km or 10 mi Changhua
$842
26 km or 16 mi Nantou
$828
49 km or 31 mi Miaoli
$708
51 km or 32 mi Douliu
$827
78 km or 48 mi Chiayi
$882
79 km or 49 mi Hsinchu
$807
84 km or 52 mi Zhubei
$1006
96 km or 59 mi Taoyuan
$854
124 km or 77 mi New Taipei
$1064
129 km or 80 mi Yilan
$758
133 km or 82 mi Taipei
$1271
139 km or 86 mi Tainan
$859
154 km or 96 mi Keelung
$973
162 km or 101 mi Taitung
$1091
175 km or 108 mi Kaohsiung
$914
220 km or 137 mi Putian
$705
224 km or 139 mi Jinjiang
$702
227 km or 141 mi Quanzhou
$757
239 km or 149 mi Kinmen
$828
255 km or 159 mi Fuzhou
$700
264 km or 164 mi Xiamen
$828
303 km or 188 mi Ningde
$701
307 km or 191 mi Zhangzhou
$751
354 km or 220 mi Ishigaki
$1022
374 km or 232 mi Nanping
$684
383 km or 238 mi Longyan
$691
385 km or 239 mi Sanming
$694
403 km or 251 mi Rui'an
$687
413 km or 257 mi Shantou
$1051
414 km or 257 mi Chaozhou
$648
428 km or 266 mi Wenzhou
$968
442 km or 275 mi Jieyang
$747
461 km or 287 mi Meizhou
$775
467 km or 290 mi Puning
$700
473 km or 294 mi Miyakojima
$1022
476 km or 295 mi Wenling
$688
480 km or 298 mi Wuyishan
$642
484 km or 301 mi Lishui
$768
525 km or 326 mi Linhai
$675
548 km or 341 mi Shangrao
$765