Cost of living in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Summary of cost of living in Kaohsiung City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 86,053 NT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 38,610 NT$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Kaohsiung City
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 150 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 122 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 109 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 90 NT$
12 eggs, large 84 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 111 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 263 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 152 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 134 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 46 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 422 NT$
2 liters of coca-cola 45 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 47 NT$
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 28,669 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 17,975 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,468 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 14,030 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 9,074 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,527 NT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 656 NT$
40” flat screen tv 14,132 NT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,911 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 245 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 279 NT$
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,781 NT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,133 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,327 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,275 NT$
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 909,542 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 33 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,100 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 270 NT$
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 338 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 344 NT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,698 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 255 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 179 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 157 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 63 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 68 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 333 NT$
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 664 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 507 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,272 NT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,411 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 289 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 118 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 120 NT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,938 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.39 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,360 NT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 109 NT$
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2022

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