Living costs in Taiwan

The following information is provided to give you an idea of the cost of living in Taiwan. It is compiled to the best of my knowledge, but I cannot guarantee its accuracy. The following is current as of January 2005. All prices are in New Taiwan dollars (NT$). See below for exchange rates to common currencies.

  • English language newspaper - $15
  • MRT single trip ticket Varies according to distance. Most trips are $40 or less) - $20-$65
  • City bus single trip (in Taipei) -$15
  • Can of Coca-Cola (at 7-Eleven) - $18
  • Can of Taiwan beer (at 7-Eleven) - $32
  • Bottle of Heinieken (in café or pub) - $150
  • Big Mac - $75
  • Cappuccino (tall size, at Starbucks) - $90
  • Lunch box simple meal of rice, meat and vegetables) - $50-80
  • new music CD - $400
  • Movie ticket (Average price only. Discounts for students and morning shows.) - $250
  • one hour at an internet café The average price is around $30) - $15-$60
  • phone call to USA (E-call card) - $4.0/minute
  • Phone call to Australia (E-call card) $9.6/minute
  • Petrol (95 octane) $22.9/litre

Exchange rates for common currencies (for 8 February 2007)
Foreign currency New Taiwan dollars :

  • US$1 : NT$32.9
  • AU$1 : NT$25.5
  • CA$1 : NT$27.8
  • €1 (euro) : NT$42.6
  • ¥100 (Japanese yen) : NT$27.3

For the latest exchange rates please check the XE.com Universal Currency Converter

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