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Cost of living in Taiwan - 2017

Hello,

Before moving to Taiwan, it is important to investigate the cost of living in the country.

As we did in 2015, we give you the opportunity to share your experience and tell us more about products and services average recorded prices in your town/city/area.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if the cost of living in Taiwan has decreased or increased in the past few years.

Thanks to your help, would-be expatriates will have the opportunity to refine and better prepare their expatriation project.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Taiwan? 

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?

>What is your monthly grocery budget?

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Taiwan ? 

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?

> How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

> How much does a gym membership cost in Taiwan? 

Thank you everyone!

Priscilla

Any savvy netizen should check out current prices of a wide range of products in Taiwan by browsing sites as Yahoo Auction in Taiwan as well as other shopping sites.
Medical services for locals insured under the national plan cost differently than for someone under another plan. A routine dental cleaning or filling costs only about US$5 for the registration, but may be as much as US$260 for a crown.
A typical outpatient visit at a hospital including meds could cost US$20, but as much as US$4,200 for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery.
A cheap meal can be had for less than US$4 at a semi-self-serve diner, while a teppanyaki steak at an upscale restaurant can cost US$320.
The rule of thumb is to comparison shop in Taiwan simply because product distribution on the island is haphazard with the grey market often competing against authorized suppliers to result in wide ranging prices sometimes for the same item. And never take for granted a Taiwanese retailer's integrity and honesty.   
The universal rule of business applies: prices vary directly with a shop's overhead cost.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Taiwan? 
NTD$10,000

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?
NTD$35 per one way

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?
Taiwan is a multitude of food so you can find many kind food in here. like Japan, Italy, Mexico, America, Turkey, India... etc.
so you can have a find food adventure in here.

>What is your monthly grocery budget?
around NTD$3,000

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Taiwan ? 
in taiwan have the best medical insurance.
we almost time see any Doctors just pay NTD$450. include medications.

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?
They pay for semester, 1 years have 2 semester,

> How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
26.5 /per litter
in my case I fill up my car can drive 4 days and spend NTD$800 every time
but I living in Taipei, so in the normal time I don't need use car, because MRT station
can take almost anywhere u want to go, and fast.

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?
for all stuff NTD$600 per month

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?
I need no traffic limit on Internet so I used NTD$899 per month.

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?
NTD$100

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
NTD$80

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
NTD$350

> How much does a gym membership cost in Taiwan?
around NTD$1,500

320 USD for a steak? This would be nearly 10000 NTD. Which restaurent is this?

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