Cost of living index in Taiwan

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 3.09 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 5.63 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.37 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.81 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 21.15 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 8.13 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 18.68 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.86 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.37 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 4.66 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.88 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.24 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.92 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 1.58 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 1.17 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 15.51 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.02 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.37 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 3.94 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 4.27 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 3.35 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 23.9 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.67 (USD)
Cup of coffee 2.66 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 0.89 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.13 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.44 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 88.56 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 103.07 (USD)
High quality jeans 72.06 (USD)
womens summer dress 31.65 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 2.73 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 0.65 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 7.53 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 0.69 (USD)
One month pass 41.13 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 0.97 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 29823.7 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 25175.9 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 41.43 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 12.45 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 10.34 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 483.77 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 1165.28 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 309.1 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 772.24 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 8346.11 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 5085.4 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 71.91 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 23.53 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.16 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 529.63 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 13026.6 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 1309.59 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 1.79 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Taiwan

On average a signle person can spend arround 209 (USD) a month which is considered on the expensive side comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Taiwan

354 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered a bit expensive if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Taiwan

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 562 (USD) per month in Taiwan, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered not cheap at all.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Taiwan for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Taiwan for arround 714 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 209 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 309 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 194 (USD).

Average living cost in Taiwan for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Taiwan can average 1161 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 464 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 354 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 287 (USD).

Average living cost in Taiwan for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Taiwan for about 3673 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 1081 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 1563 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 562 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 125 (USD).




Cost of living by city in Taiwan