Cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan

Summary of cost of living in Taipei

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 100,233 NT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 53,049 NT$
  • Cost of living in Taipei is more expensive than in 67% of cities in Asia (6 out of 15)
  • Cost of living in Taipei is cheaper than in 57% of cities in the World (97 out of 169)
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List of prices in Taipei
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 123 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 144 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 148 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 97 NT$
12 eggs, large 92 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 99 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 296 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 145 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 83 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 51 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 525 NT$
2 liters of coca-cola 55 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 53 NT$
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 48,711 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 26,416 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,990 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,825 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,750 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,956 NT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 628 NT$
40” flat screen tv 14,890 NT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,128 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 201 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 383 NT$
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,272 NT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 932 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,734 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,494 NT$
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 595,803 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,275 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 262 NT$
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 232 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 240 NT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 869 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 327 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 179 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 224 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 76 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 101 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 679 NT$
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,227 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 580 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,531 NT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 831 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 394 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 98 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 59 NT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,151 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.98 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,318 NT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 137 NT$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 103 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2022

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Taipei position in our World Ranking

the world
97th
out of 169
asia
6th
out of 15

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

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2nd
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2nd
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4th
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5th
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