International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Mobility Calculators

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Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

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-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Taiwan, Taipei

Taiwan, TaipeiTaipei is the largest city in Taiwan and is the de facto capital of the Republic of China. As the capital of the Republic of China, Taipei has been at the centre of rapid economic development in the country and has now become one of the global cities in the production of high technology and its components.

Taiwan is in Eastern Asia, and comprises islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the south-eastern coast of China. The climate is tropical marine with a rainy monsoon season (June to August) and persistent and extensive cloudiness all year.

The official language is Mandarin Chinese. Many people also speak Taiwanese and one or two other local dialects. Many Taiwanese business people have travelled to Hong Kong or the US and speak good English, but it is unwise to assume that a Taiwanese business partner will speak English, and it is worth picking up a few phrases of Chinese. The main religions are Taoism, Buddhism and Christianity.

The economy of Taiwan is a dynamic capitalist economy. Real growth in GDP has averaged about 8% during the past three decades. The service sector makes up 73% of the economy.

Expatriate business dress is conservative.

The security risk for expatriates in Taiwan is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime. Other risks include earthquakes, flooding and landslides.

The currency of Taiwan is the Taiwan Dollar (TWD). While ATMs are available not all international cards are accepted. Major credit cards are accepted at most shops and restaurants.

Medical facilities are adequate for routine, emergency and outpatient treatment. The cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Any medical treatment is required to be paid for on a cash basis. Cases of dengue fever have been reported.

The population of Taipei is 8.5 Million (Urban) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.4% for Taiwan as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Taiwan is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 40%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Taipei as at 1 July 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Taipei, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Low
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Average
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Low
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Very High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Low
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Average

Taipei is for example 51.1% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 154.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 37.2% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Taipei is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Taipei for an expat from Perth, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Taipei) premium of 20% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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