Cost of living in Taipei, Taiwan

Summary of cost of living in Taipei

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 112,738 NT$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 56,723 NT$
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List of prices in Taipei, Taiwan. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 213 NT$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 159 NT$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 129 NT$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 101 NT$
12 eggs, large 99 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 145 NT$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 461 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 172 NT$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 175 NT$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 64 NT$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 590 NT$
2 liters of coca-cola 60 NT$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 27 NT$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 44,919 NT$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 31,371 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,526 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 27,496 NT$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 18,637 NT$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,923 NT$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 775 NT$
40” flat screen tv 14,158 NT$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,090 NT$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 209 NT$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 382 NT$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,449 NT$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,254 NT$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,251 NT$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,434 NT$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 928,311 NT$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 34 NT$
Monthly ticket public transport 1,337 NT$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 256 NT$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 225 NT$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 246 NT$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 988 NT$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 283 NT$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 179 NT$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 236 NT$
4 rolls of toilet paper 88 NT$
Tube of toothpaste 106 NT$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 636 NT$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,258 NT$
2 tickets to the movies 641 NT$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,811 NT$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,189 NT$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 403 NT$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 145 NT$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 185 NT$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,878 NT$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 NT$
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,654 NT$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 131 NT$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 192 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: October 27, 2020

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