Cost of living in Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Summary of cost of living in Hsinchu City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 86,412 NT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 38,041 NT$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Hsinchu City
Current as of Jul 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 212 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 137 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 71 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 113 NT$
12 eggs, large 63 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 93 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 212 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 146 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 68 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 45 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 621 NT$
2 liters of coca-cola 54 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 27 NT$
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 28,389 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 18,299 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,216 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 15,000 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 9,667 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,450 NT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 736 NT$
40” flat screen tv 12,666 NT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,933 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 400 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 320 NT$
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,100 NT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 750 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,026 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,168 NT$
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 823,715 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 30 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,192 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 609 NT$
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 340 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 200 NT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 350 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 195 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 120 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 100 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 63 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 70 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 249 NT$
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 632 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 556 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 682 NT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,065 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 192 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 105 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 186 NT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 17,000 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.50 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,600 NT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 86 NT$
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2021

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