Cost of living in Taiwan

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These numbers reflect the average prices of 8 cities in Taiwan, such as Kaohsiung, Taoyuan, Tainan, New Taipei City, Taichung, and more. To view the cost of living in a specific city in Taiwan, search for a city above.
 
Cost
Range
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.47
NT$105.33
$2.29 - $6.92
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.69
NT$142.32
$4.39 - $5.42
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.96
NT$29.01
$0.72 - $1.56

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Cost
Range
Bread
1 loaf
$1.95
NT$59.27
$1.18 - $3.11
Local cheese (8 oz) $10.10
NT$306.27
$3.62 - $20.01
Milk (1 gallon) $11.80
NT$357.92
$9.42 - $16.05

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Cost
Range
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.80
NT$115.14
$3.44 - $4.70
Monthly public transit pass $32.90
NT$997.48
$23.16 - $43.19
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $33,482.36
NT$1,015,286.53
$31,322.13 - $39,413.29

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Cost
Range
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$22.95
NT$695.78
$15.76 - $39.28
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $381.82
NT$11,577.97
$283.75 - $562.75
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $277.62
NT$8,418.41
$198.06 - $407.17

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Cost
Range
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $481.16
NT$14,590.33
$306.01 - $1,076.23
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $10,528.17
NT$319,246.07
$7,468.76 - $20,196.78

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Cost
Range
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.71
NT$51.88
$1.12 - $4.03
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.50
NT$75.76
$1.49 - $4.30
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.06
NT$123.07
$3.75 - $4.56

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Cost
Range
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$63.93
NT$1,938.60
$33.04 - $118.49
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$29.49
NT$894.22
$16.21 - $48.24
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$77.98
NT$2,364.73
$51.35 - $110.73

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