Cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 210 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 133 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 102 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 91 NT$
12 eggs, large 90 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 51 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 691 NT$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 52 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 50 NT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 65,851 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 31,285 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,078 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 35,749 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 17,210 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 3,963 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 255 NT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,382 NT$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,368 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,761 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,244 NT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,006,700 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,263 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) 879 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.) 192 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 67 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 90 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 464 NT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,044 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 560 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 1,706 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 314 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 128 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 194 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 1,519 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 573 prices entered by 99 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

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