Cost of living in Tainan City, Taiwan

Summary of cost of living in Tainan City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 70,695 NT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 28,379 NT$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Tainan City, Taiwan. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 143 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 139 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 90 NT$
12 eggs, large 60 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 73 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 229 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 108 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 91 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 45 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 427 NT$
2 liters of coca-cola 45 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 38 NT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 17,547 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,262 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,812 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 12,204 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 7,424 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 795 NT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 530 NT$
40” flat screen tv 14,258 NT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,404 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 208 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 461 NT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,037 NT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,033 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,226 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,523 NT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 798,742 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 30 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,015 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 253 NT$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 246 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 201 NT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 820 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 229 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 219 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 212 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 95 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 94 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 272 NT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 690 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 556 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,218 NT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,031 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 275 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 87 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 56 NT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 12,433 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.98 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 982 NT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 95 NT$
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 169 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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