Cost of Living Comparison

TWD
COMPARED TO
USD

United States is 59.0% more expensive than Taiwan.

If you lived in United States instead of Taiwan, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.4 times more for restaurants

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.65
NT$110.56
$14.25 +290.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.70
NT$142.52
$7.75 +64.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.00
NT$30.46
$1.90 +89.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.74
NT$22.55
$1.53 +106.2%
Average +137.8%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 6.7% less for groceries

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.03
NT$61.48
$2.71 +33.8%
Local cheese (8 oz) $18.42
NT$558.46
$5.56 -69.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $12.61
NT$382.51
$3.22 -74.4%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.26
NT$68.45
$2.30 +1.8%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.96
NT$150.33
$4.18 -15.8%
Apples (1 lb) $1.97
NT$59.68
$2.07 +5.4%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.96
NT$29.14
$0.75 -21.8%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.21
NT$36.78
$1.88 +54.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.66
NT$50.45
$1.94 +16.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.46
NT$44.33
$1.24 -15.5%
Onions (1 lb) $1.12
NT$34.11
$1.25 +10.8%
Average -6.7%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 24.9% more for transportation

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.98
NT$120.69
$2.62 -34.2%
Monthly public transit pass $37.86
NT$1,148.06
$63.05 +66.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $34,480.27
NT$1,045,546.05
$23,189.08 -32.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $8.41
NT$254.87
$16.83 +100.2%
Average +24.9%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.8 times more for housing

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$26.78
NT$812.11
$67.11 +150.6%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $431.08
NT$13,071.65
$1,225.46 +184.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $317.64
NT$9,631.89
$1,034.80 +225.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$52.12
NT$1,580.36
$128.68 +146.9%
Average +176.9%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 45.5% more for childcare

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $544.27
NT$16,504.06
$891.12 +63.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,949.13
NT$362,333.90
$15,195.09 +27.2%
Average +45.5%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 53.3% more for entertainment and sports

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.08
NT$63.01
$4.52 +117.6%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.60
NT$78.79
$4.18 +61.0%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.21
NT$127.66
$7.90 +87.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $45.11
NT$1,367.78
$39.67 -12.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $10.30
NT$312.31
$11.58 +12.4%
Average +53.3%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 19.0% less for clothing

  Taiwan help_outline United States help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$73.05
NT$2,215.01
$43.02 -41.1%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.80
NT$1,085.48
$35.26 -1.5%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$88.16
NT$2,673.38
$75.54 -14.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $117.65
NT$3,567.62
$95.31 -19.0%
Average -19.0%

Taiwan vs. United States - Cost of clothing
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