Cost of living in Taiwan

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These numbers reflect the average prices of 8 cities in Taiwan, such as HsinChu, Jhongli City, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, Tainan, 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 $3.59
NT$116.67
$2.58 - $6.44
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.92
NT$160.00
$4.52 - $5.66
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.95
NT$31.06
$0.77 - $1.54

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Cost
Range
Bread
1 loaf
$2.04
NT$66.47
$1.38 - $3.42
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.52
NT$244.76
$3.95 - $22.51
Milk (1 gallon) $11.74
NT$381.85
$9.97 - $14.63

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Cost
Range
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.88
NT$126.21
$3.61 - $4.72
Monthly public transit pass $35.38
NT$1,151.02
$24.65 - $40.76
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $32,990.11
NT$1,073,366.25
$30,342.79 - $37,648.96

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Cost
Range
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$23.53
NT$765.56
$18.48 - $33.57
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $354.11
NT$11,521.27
$267.20 - $508.36
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $268.52
NT$8,736.62
$206.28 - $420.03

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Cost
Range
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $460.31
NT$14,976.60
$322.01 - $671.42
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,465.74
NT$373,049.21
$7,653.46 - $26,248.98

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Cost
Range
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.86
NT$60.35
$1.18 - $4.63
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.74
NT$89.10
$1.69 - $4.39
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.84
NT$124.96
$3.59 - $4.97

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Cost
Range
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$66.92
NT$2,177.23
$31.46 - $120.58
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$31.08
NT$1,011.34
$20.14 - $43.23
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$79.12
NT$2,574.36
$53.99 - $115.37

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