Cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 173 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 127 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 107 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 86 NT$
12 eggs, large 79 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 107 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 341 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 109 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 74 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 47 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 450 NT$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 46 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 49 NT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 41,836 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 23,658 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,277 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 18,304 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 10,367 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,576 NT$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 673 NT$
40” flat screen TV 14,991 NT$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,865 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 159 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 258 NT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,284 NT$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,230 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,763 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,177 NT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,011,980 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 26 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,125 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 241 NT$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 197 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 162 NT$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 195 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 144 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 111 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 148 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 58 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 82 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 536 NT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 758 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 594 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,712 NT$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,114 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 303 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 87 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 67 NT$
iPad Air 2, 64GB 19,157 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 6 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,700 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 477 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

Taipei position in our World Ranking

the world
211th
out of 323
asia
7th
out of 31

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

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