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Cost of Living in Taipei | Taiwan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1230
$3187
🛋️ Without rent
$668
$2106
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$562
$1081
🍽️ Food
$432
$1138
🚐 Transport
$118
$310
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1581
🏙️ Population
2.68M

The average cost of living in Taipei is $1230, which is in the top 39% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3583rd out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 17 in Taiwan.

The median after-tax salary is $1581, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 272nd (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Taiwan. With an estimated population of 2.68M, Taipei is the 4th largest city in Taiwan.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmTaipei Songshan Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate13.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank98National Taiwan University
Cost of living in Taipei infographic

Prices in Taipei

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.86
☕ Cappuccino
$4.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$19.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.61

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$628
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$426
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1346
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$848
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13254
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7965

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$564
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14827

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