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Cost of Living in Taiwan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$970
$2743
🛋️ Without rent
$612
$1950
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$357
$793
🍽️ Food
$400
$1067
🚐 Transport
$104
$274
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1304
💸 GDP per capita
$24828
🏙️ Population
23.6M

The cost of living in Taiwan is $970, which is 1.32 times more expensive than the world average. Taiwan ranked 64th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 24th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in Taiwan is $1304, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in New Taipei, you will need $769 a month in Taichung - the cost of living in New Taipei is 1.3 times higher than in Taichung.

Prices in Taiwan

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

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
☕ Cappuccino
$2.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.95

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.07
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.59
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.76
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.96

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$41
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.33
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$917
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$643
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6861
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4234

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$61
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$551
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13010