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  • Average monthly disposable salary > After tax: Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)". Prices in current USD.
  • Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment: Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment". Prices in current USD.
  • Cinema ticket price > International release: Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat". Prices in current USD.
  • Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes: 1 Pair of Nike Shoes. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Nike Shoes". Prices in current USD.
  • Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked abot the price of an Internet connection (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)". Prices in current USD.
  • Local purchasing power: Local Purchasing Power shows relative purchasing power in buying goods and services in a given city for the average wage in that city. If domestic purchasing power is 40, this means that the inhabitants of that city with the average salary can afford to buy 60% less typical goods and services than New York City residents with an average salary.
  • Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro). Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen: Average prize of a dozen eggs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked about the prize of a dozen eggs. Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g). Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 liter of regular Milk. Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of White Rice. Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a bottle of water (1.5 liter). Prices in current USD.
  • Real estate prices > Rent index: Rent Index is estimation of prices of renting apartments in the city compared to New York City. If Rent index is 80, Numbeo estimates that price for renting in that city is 80% of price in New York.
  • Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)". Prices in current USD.
  • Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent: 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)". Prices in current USD.
  • Consumer price index > Plus rent: Consumer Price Plus Rent Index is an estimation of consumer goods prices including rent in the city comparing to New York City. If a city has a an index of 120, it means Numbeo estimates it is 20% more expensive than New York (excluding rent).
  • Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal: Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar". Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless). Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Groceries index: Groceries Index is an estimation of grocery prices in a given location compared to New York City. To calculate this section, Numbeo uses the "Markets" section of each city.
  • Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of apples. Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > Restaurant index: Restaurants Index is a comparison of prices of meals and drinks in restaurants and bars compared to NYC.
  • Sports > Tennis court hire > 1 hour, weekend: Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)". Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of potatoes. Prices in current USD.
  • Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2: Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course". Prices in current USD.
  • Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Consumer price index > Excluding rent: Consumer Price Excl. Rent Index (CPI) is a relative indicator of consumer goods price, including groceries, restaurants, transportation and utilities. CPI Index doesn't include accommodation expenses such as rent or mortgage. If a city has a CPI index of 120, it means Numbeo estimates it is 20% more expensive than New York (excluding rent).
  • Prices at markets > Wine > Bottle, midrange: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range). Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Tomatoes > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of Tomatoes. Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > Taxi > Waiting time per hour: Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)". Prices in current USD.
  • Mobile calls > 1 minute prepaid local call: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans). Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Cheese > Local, 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of local cheese. Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > Coffee > Regular cappuccino: Cappuccino (regular). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cappuccino (regular)". Prices in current USD.
  • Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre: Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of men's leather shoes: 1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes". Prices in current USD.
  • Real estate prices > Interest rate: Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Prices at markets > Beer > Local half litre bottle: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle). Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > Public transport > Monthly pass: Monthly Pass (Regular Price). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Monthly Pass (Regular Price)". Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Lettuce > One head: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of one head of Lettuce. Prices in current USD.
  • Clothing and shoe prices > Summer dress in fashion chain store > Eg Zara, Gap: 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)". Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > Public transport > One way ticket: One-way Ticket (Local Transport). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "One-way Ticket (Local Transport)". Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > Beer > Half litre of local draught: Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)". Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > Bottled water: Water (0.33 liter bottle). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Water (0.33 liter bottle)". Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > Taxi > Per km: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)". Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > Taxi > Monthly pass: Taxi Start (Normal Tariff). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)". Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > Beer > 0.33 litre imported bottle: Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)". Prices in current USD.
  • Prices at markets > Oranges > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of oranges. Prices in current USD.
  • Sports > Fitness club/gym > Cost per month for adult: Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult". Prices in current USD.
  • Transport prices > Gas/petrol > 1 litre: Gasoline (1 liter). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Gasoline (1 liter)". Prices in current USD.
  • Restaurant prices > Coke/Pepsi cola: Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)". Prices in current USD.
STAT Taiwan United States
Average monthly disposable salary > After tax $1,307.43
Ranked 50th.
$3,258.85
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment $79.36
Ranked 93th.
$162.08
Ranked 44th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Cinema ticket price > International release $8.91
Ranked 46th.
$10.00
Ranked 37th. 12% more than Taiwan
Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes $73.03
Ranked 120th.
$76.09
Ranked 114th. 4% more than Taiwan
Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data $21.73
Ranked 124th.
$45.72
Ranked 63th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Local purchasing power 73.94
Ranked 31st.
128.73
Ranked 2nd. 74% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro $2.80
Ranked 78th.
$6.00
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen $1.74
Ranked 117th.
$2.23
Ranked 70th. 28% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white $1.47
Ranked 55th.
$2.37
Ranked 18th. 61% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre $2.56
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United States
$0.99
Ranked 115th.
Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg $2.41
Ranked 32nd.
$2.70
Ranked 17th. 12% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle $1.02
Ranked 63th.
$1.75
Ranked 24th. 72% more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Rent index 19.68
Ranked 74th.
37.45
Ranked 30th. 90% more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre $997.62
Ranked 71st.
$1,685.98
Ranked 36th. 69% more than Taiwan
Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar $19,788.92
Ranked 103th.
$20,000.00
Ranked 99th. 1% more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre $7,297.78
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than United States
$1,874.98
Ranked 76th.
Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent $78.65
Ranked 62nd. 94% more than United States
$40.58
Ranked 124th.
Consumer price index > Plus rent 40.46
Ranked 66th.
57.93
Ranked 32nd. 43% more than Taiwan
Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal $4.07
Ranked 133th.
$6.00
Ranked 77th. 47% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless $5.77
Ranked 79th.
$7.56
Ranked 47th. 31% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Groceries index 73.03
Ranked 43th.
82.14
Ranked 31st. 12% more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre $458.87
Ranked 80th.
$981.22
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg $2.75
Ranked 56th.
$3.69
Ranked 19th. 34% more than Taiwan
Restaurant prices > Restaurant index 29.54
Ranked 123th.
67.82
Ranked 39th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Sports > Tennis court hire > 1 hour, weekend $7.59
Ranked 108th.
$18.51
Ranked 37th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg $1.52
Ranked 54th.
$2.35
Ranked 19th. 55% more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre $2,943.81
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than United States
$1,235.42
Ranked 72nd.
Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2 $19.79
Ranked 115th.
$45.00
Ranked 41st. 2 times more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre $341.10
Ranked 76th.
$745.72
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Consumer price index > Excluding rent 59.62
Ranked 61st.
76.81
Ranked 33th. 29% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Wine > Bottle, midrange $9.89
Ranked 62nd.
$12.00
Ranked 41st. 21% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Tomatoes > 1kg $2.95
Ranked 34th.
$3.60
Ranked 22nd. 22% more than Taiwan
Transport prices > Taxi > Waiting time per hour $3.63
Ranked 117th.
$28.00
Ranked 27th. 8 times more than Taiwan
Mobile calls > 1 minute prepaid local call $0.20
Ranked 60th. 33% more than United States
$0.15
Ranked 81st.
Prices at markets > Cheese > Local, 1kg $20.12
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United States
$9.50
Ranked 62nd.
Restaurant prices > Coffee > Regular cappuccino $2.21
Ranked 79th.
$3.64
Ranked 28th. 65% more than Taiwan
Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > Outside city centre $662.93
Ranked 77th.
$1,268.90
Ranked 32nd. 91% more than Taiwan
Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of men's leather shoes $99.60
Ranked 60th. 20% more than United States
$83.03
Ranked 85th.
Real estate prices > Interest rate 2.02
Ranked 139th.
4.2
Ranked 115th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Beer > Local half litre bottle $1.38
Ranked 80th.
$2.27
Ranked 33th. 64% more than Taiwan
Transport prices > Public transport > Monthly pass $32.82
Ranked 76th.
$65.00
Ranked 24th. 98% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Lettuce > One head $1.28
Ranked 58th.
$1.56
Ranked 36th. 22% more than Taiwan
Clothing and shoe prices > Summer dress in fashion chain store > Eg Zara, Gap $47.46
Ranked 70th. 31% more than United States
$36.19
Ranked 107th.
Transport prices > Public transport > One way ticket $0.53
Ranked 92nd.
$2.00
Ranked 33th. 4 times more than Taiwan
Restaurant prices > Beer > Half litre of local draught $1.65
Ranked 94th.
$3.28
Ranked 46th. 99% more than Taiwan
Restaurant prices > Bottled water $0.64
Ranked 88th.
$1.27
Ranked 38th. 98% more than Taiwan
Transport prices > Taxi > Per km $0.66
Ranked 104th.
$1.55
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than Taiwan
Transport prices > Taxi > Monthly pass $2.31
Ranked 68th.
$3.00
Ranked 53th. 30% more than Taiwan
Restaurant prices > Beer > 0.33 litre imported bottle $1.77
Ranked 96th.
$3.23
Ranked 28th. 82% more than Taiwan
Prices at markets > Oranges > 1kg $2.41
Ranked 55th.
$3.56
Ranked 15th. 48% more than Taiwan
Sports > Fitness club/gym > Cost per month for adult $45.16
Ranked 82nd. 13% more than United States
$39.95
Ranked 99th.
Transport prices > Gas/petrol > 1 litre $1.14
Ranked 102nd. 19% more than United States
$0.96
Ranked 115th.
Restaurant prices > Coke/Pepsi cola $0.92
Ranked 83th.
$1.58
Ranked 42nd. 72% more than Taiwan

Citation

"Cost of living: Taiwan and United States compared", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Taiwan/United-States/Cost-of-living