Travel budget in Taiwan

Taiwan: calculate your travel budget

Taiwan: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Taiwan for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1049* (27510 NT$)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2121* (55622 NT$)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 3801* (99708 NT$)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Taiwan in 2022

Cost of living: Taiwan VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Taiwan in 2022 is 24% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Taiwan by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Taiwan compared to the national average.

Cities /Taiwan View Details
Keelung 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Keelung
Taitung 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Taitung
Chiayi 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Chiayi
Taipei 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Taipei
Hsinchu 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hsinchu
Kaohsiung 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kaohsiung

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Local prices in Taiwan by expense type

Taiwan: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Taiwan costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.7/person
($ 3.1 to $ 8.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 10.6 to $ 30)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.9/person
($ 5 to $ 6.2)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 7)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.7)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 5.9)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Taiwan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Taiwan costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 67 to $ 77)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 121
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 42 to $ 143)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 51 to $ 139)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 199
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 181/night
($ 127 to $ 279)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 291
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 287/night
($ 234 to $ 366)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 602
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 41 to $ 71)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 139/month
($ 100 to $ 204)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 190/month
($ 126 to $ 288)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 84/month
($ 49 to $ 165)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 243
Family room
Family room
$ 157/month
($ 93 to $ 277)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 182

Taiwan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Taiwan is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.6/litre
($ 3.1 to $ 5)

217% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3.9)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 6.2)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 4.7)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.3/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 17)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Apples
Apples
$ 4.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 10.2)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 6.6)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 5.9)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3

Taiwan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Taiwan costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.3
($ 2.7 to $ 3.9)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 61/24hrs
($ 47 to $ 119)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Taiwan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Taiwan costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 10.5 to $ 14)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 7.8 to $ 21)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 22

Taiwan: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Taiwan costs 4% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.7/pack
($ 4.1 to $ 5.9)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 89
($ 32 to $ 168)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 57
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 21 to $ 59)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46

Plane ticket budget

London → Taipei
London → Taipei
London → Taipei
$ 1179
(fair price: $ 894)
Los Angeles → Taipei
Los Angeles  → Taipei
Los Angeles  → Taipei
$ 1064
(fair price: $ 838)
New York City → Taipei
New York City → Taipei
New York City → Taipei
$ 1122
(fair price: $ 845)
Sydney → Taipei
Sydney → Taipei
Sydney → Taipei
$ 1046
(fair price: $ 704)
Melbourne → Taipei
Melbourne → Taipei
Melbourne → Taipei
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 685)
Toronto (Ontario) → Taipei
Toronto (Ontario) → Taipei
Toronto (Ontario) → Taipei
$ 1091
(fair price: $ 846)


About the information on the cost of living in Taiwan

The information about the cost of living in Taiwan shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Taiwan updated on 30-09-2022.

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