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


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Taiwan, Taipei
Overview

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 7 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.77% (July 2017).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Taipei as at 1 July 2017 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: Very Low
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: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low
13) Transport: Average

Taipei is for example 45.1% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 142.9% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 14.7% 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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