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Taipei, Taiwan

Vibrant Living In Taipei

Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (for a couple)

ExpenseCostNotes
Total201,137 1.2% property tax on a property worth 15,517,719.
MortgageN/ANot included here as too variable.
HOA FeesN/ANot included here as too variable.
Property Taxes:1.2% to 3.6%
Transportation (bus, taxi, etc.)1,280Monthly pass for public transport.
Utilities2,185Electricity, water, garbage collection.
Cell phone399Including 4G data
Internet726
Cable TV 550
Household Help-
Entertainment (costs for a couple)5,090Eating out twice a week: inexpensive (240), mid-range (775)

Drinks twice a week: domestic beer (70), cocktail (400)

Movie theater trip twice a month: 1,180

Groceries3,145Basic items for a couple.
Gym membership1,400
Medical and supplements150Doctor or clinic visit

Apartment or House Rental Budget (for a couple)

Expense ItemCostNotes
TOTAL57,175
Rent42,250For a two-bedroom apartment.
Transportation (bus, taxi, etc.)1,280Monthly pass for public transport.
Utilities2,185Electricity, water, garbage collection.
Cell Phone399Including 4G data.
Internet726
Cable TV550
Household Help-
Entertainment (costs for a couple)5,090Eating out twice a week: inexpensive (240), mid-range (775)

Drinks twice a week: domestic beer (70), cocktail (400)

Movie theater trip twice a month: 1,180
Groceries3,145Basic items for a couple.
Gym membership1,400
Medical appointment150

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (for a couple, bare minimum costs for all)

Expense ItemCostNotes
TOTAL23,324
Rent12,135One-bedroom apartment outside of city center.
Transportation (bus, taxi, etc)1,280Monthly pass for public transport.
Utilities2,185Electricity, water, grabage collection.
Cell phone399Including 4G data.
Internet-
Gym membership-
Internet-
Cable TV550
Entertainment (costs for a couple)3,630Eating out twice a week: 1,920

Drinks twice a week: domestic beer (70) 1,120

Movie theater trip once a month: 590
Groceries3,145