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Cost of Living in Kaohsiung | Taiwan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$880
$2590
🛋️ Without rent
$627
$1933
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$253
$657
🍽️ Food
$409
$1088
🚐 Transport
$117
$305
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1199
🏙️ Population
2.77M

The average cost of living in Kaohsiung is $880, which is in the top 38% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5718th out of 9294 in our global list and 6th out of 17 in Taiwan.

The median after-tax salary is $1199, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months. Ranked 309th (TOP 4%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Taiwan. With an estimated population of 2.77M, Kaohsiung is the 3rd largest city in Taiwan.

✈️ Closest airport7 kmKaohsiung International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate22.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank881National Sun Yat-Sen University
Cost of living in Kaohsiung infographic

Prices in Kaohsiung

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
☕ Cappuccino
$2.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.95

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$20.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.33

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$47
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.29
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$170
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$687
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$541
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$61.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5105
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3031

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.76
👖 Brand Jeans
$39.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11999

Kaohsiung Cost of Living comparison