Cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 168 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 125 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 110 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 86 NT$
12 eggs, large 83 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 105 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 355 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 106 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 73 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 47 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 430 NT$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 47 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 50 NT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 40,802 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 24,098 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,352 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 17,404 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 10,302 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,580 NT$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 663 NT$
40” flat screen TV 15,160 NT$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,751 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 160 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 258 NT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,374 NT$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,299 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,714 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,228 NT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,006,140 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 26 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,228 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 264 NT$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 204 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 162 NT$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 231 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 144 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 118 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 159 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 60 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 79 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 536 NT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 653 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 599 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,917 NT$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,200 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 317 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 97 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 65 NT$
iPod nano 16GB 5,790 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 6 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,835 NT$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 95 NT$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 424 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: August 22, 2017.

Taipei position in our World Ranking

the world
205th
out of 312
asia
7th
out of 30

Cheapest and most expensive products in Taipei compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
asia
2nd
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2nd
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3rd
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3rd
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4th

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