Cost of Living in Chiayi

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$882
$2411
🛋️ Without rent
$678
$1976
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$204
$434
🍽️ Food
$538
$1406
🚐 Transport
$37.8
$99.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1135
😀 Quality of life
62
🏙️ Population
252K

The average cost of living in Chiayi is $882, which is in the top 38% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5797th out of 9294 in our global list and 8th out of 17 in Taiwan.

The median after-tax salary is $1135, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 4779th (TOP 51%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 12th best city to live in Taiwan. With an estimated population of 252K, Chiayi is the 9th largest city in Taiwan.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Chiayi Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 20.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1139 National Chung Cheng University
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Prices in Chiayi

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.09
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.34
 Cappuccino
$3.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$499
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$334
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$22.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2494
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1877
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.53
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.02
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$33.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$60.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$243
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7950

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