Cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan

List of prices in Taipei, Taiwan. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 209 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 132 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 102 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 90 NT$
12 eggs, large 85 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 107 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 323 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 117 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 96 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 49 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 725 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 56,633 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 28,357 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,999 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 33,507 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 16,932 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,255 NT$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 711 NT$
40” flat screen TV 13,937 NT$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,308 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 207 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 273 NT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,365 NT$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,270 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,726 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,212 NT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,005,400 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,314 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) 185 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 176 NT$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 875 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 176 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 126 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 210 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 74 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 95 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 456 NT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 995 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 563 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,430 NT$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,805 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 313 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 126 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 196 NT$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,900 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,516 NT$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 100 NT$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 536 prices entered by 99 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2019.

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