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Cost of Living in Taichung | Taiwan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$903
$2596
🛋️ Without rent
$574
$1871
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$329
$725
🍽️ Food
$364
$973
🚐 Transport
$110
$289
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1219
🏙️ Population
2.8M

The average cost of living in Taichung is $903, which is in the top 39% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5666th out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 17 in Taiwan.

The median after-tax salary is $1219, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 452nd (TOP 5%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Taiwan. With an estimated population of 2.8M, Taichung is the 2nd largest city in Taiwan.

✈️ Closest airport14 kmTaichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate18 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank1964National Changhua University of Education
Cost of living in Taichung infographic

Prices in Taichung

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
☕ Cappuccino
$3.17
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.96

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$42.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.27
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$333
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$817
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$579
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5031
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4475

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.82
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$557
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15366

Taichung Cost of Living comparison