Prices in Taiwan

What are the supermarket prices in Taiwan? Is the cost of living in Taiwan are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Taiwan and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Taiwan: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 16 hours ago)

Currency in Taiwan to New Taiwan dollar (TWD NT$). For 9.9 US dollars you can get 277 New Taiwan dollars. For 99 US dollars you can get 2.77 thousand New Taiwan dollars. And the other way: For 99 New Taiwan dollars you can get 3.54 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Taiwan? Look here: Prices in cities in Taiwan

Prices: Kaohsiung   Keelung   Taipei   Tainan   Taichung   Hsinchu   Hua-lien   Yilan City   Chiayi   Taoyuan  

Total prices do not differ significantly in Taiwan from what is in United States. Food products and other basic products cost more expensive by 20%. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 54%. And the cost of living is higher in Taiwan around 19%. For entertainment and sport we will pay a similar amount to what we would pay in United States

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Taiwan


Are hotels expensive in Taiwan? How much will we pay for a room in Taiwan?

The average price of accommodation in Taiwan is $76 (NT$2.1K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $46 (NT$1.3K) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $27 (NT$760). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Taiwan in $62 (NT$1.7K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $75 (NT$2.1K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $94 (NT$2.6K) in Taiwan If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $260 (NT$7.2K)


When you're thinking about traveling and it doesn't necessarily have to be a specific country, maybe the costs will be less than in Taiwan in one of the nearby countries? Check prices in: Hong Kong, Macau, Mexico, Philippines, and South Korea.

Comparison of selected prices in Taiwan with prices in United States:

fees

$80 ($53 - $150)
by half less than in United States

internet

$26 ($18 - $39)
60% less than in United States

jeans pants

$78 ($35 - $130)
80% more than in United States

average earnings

$1.4K
by half less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$470 ($280 - $880)
64% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$730 ($500 - $1.1K)
by half less than in United States

bread

$2 ($1.3 - $3.5)
26% less than in United States

cheese

$23 ($7.1 - $85)
110% more than in United States

rice

$2.9 ($1.6 - $5.7)
26% less than in United States

tomatoes

$3.6 ($1.6 - $7.1)
16% less than in United States

bananas

$2.1 ($0.96 - $5)
34% more than in United States

wine

$14 ($8.1 - $25)
19% more than in United States

cheap restaurant

$3.5 ($2.7 - $7.1)
76% less than in United States

local beer

$1.9 ($1.4 - $5.3)
62% less than in United States

coffee

$2.8 ($1.6 - $5)
34% less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.74 ($0.53 - $1.2)
by half less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$4.8 ($4.3 - $5.3)
40% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$1 ($0.71 - $1.4)
by half less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Taiwan

Has the price of bread increased in Taiwan?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $1.5(NT$42), 2011: $1.3(NT$37), 2012: $1.3(NT$36), 2013: $1.6(NT$46), 2014: $1.7(NT$47), 2015: $1.7(NT$47), 2016: $1.7(NT$47), 2017: $1.8(NT$51), and 2018: $1.8(NT$50).

Taiwan price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
Taiwan price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $1.8(NT$51), 2016: $2.8(NT$77), 2017: $2(NT$56), and 2018: $2(NT$56)

Taiwan price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Taiwan price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Taiwan?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $4.8(NT$130), 2011: $3.2(NT$90), 2012: $3(NT$83), 2013: $2.9(NT$82), 2014: $3.5(NT$99), 2015: $3.5(NT$99), 2016: $4.2(NT$120), 2017: $4.2(NT$120), and 2018: $3.9(NT$110)

Taiwan price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
Taiwan price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $540(NT$15K), 2011: $450(NT$13K), 2012: $500(NT$14K), 2013: $480(NT$13K), 2014: $530(NT$15K), 2015: $480(NT$13K), 2016: $490(NT$14K), 2017: $490(NT$14K), and 2018: $610(NT$17K)

Taiwan price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
Taiwan price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Taiwan price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
Taiwan price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com