Cost of Living comparison

B00Mer

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Cost of living comparison between Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Winnipeg, Canada
Kaohsiung Winnipeg Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.00 C$ 10.37 C$
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 C$ 37.68 C$
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 3.25 C$ 5.21 C$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.21 C$ 3.97 C$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.55 C$ 5.05 C$
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.55 C$ 1.37 C$
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.25 C$ 1.30 C$

Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), 1 liter 1.80 C$ 1.60 C$
Loaf of Fresh Bread 1.07 C$ 1.56 C$
Eggs (12) 1.10 C$ 2.61 C$
Fresh Cheese (1kg) 14.98 C$ 12.51 C$
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 5.75 C$ 11.44 C$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.65 C$ 2.19 C$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.62 C$ 12.90 C$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.17 C$ 2.84 C$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 C$ 3.53 C$
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.43 C$ 12.20 C$

Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (local transport) 0.45 C$ 2.24 C$
Monthly Pass 23.79 C$ 70.16 C$
Taxi (5km within center) 5.56 C$ 16.37 C$
Gasoline (1 liter 95 oct) 1.07 C$ 1.00 C$
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,503.48 C$ 21,823.60 C$

Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) 75 C$ 114.33 C$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.11 C$ 0.54 C$
Internet (4 Mbps, Flat Rate, Cable/ADSL) 15.51 C$ 33.28 C$

Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.98 C$ 49.57 C$ +45.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.28 C$ 24.44 C$ +235.61 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.75 C$ 9.99 C$

Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Levis 501 63.11 C$ 84.35 C$ +33.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.50 C$ 42.70 C$ -11.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 60.20 C$ 96.08 C$ +59.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 116.52 C$ 106.76 C$ -8.37 %

Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 257.31 C$ 565.53 C$ +119.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 150.50 C$ 690.01 C$ +358.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 558.31 C$ 1,006.48 C$ +80.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 320 C$ 1,094.27 C$

Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,398.42 C$ ?
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 970.98 C$ ?

Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,189.45 C$ 2,221.32 C$ +86.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentanges (%), Yearly 1.62 3.65 +124.62 %
Currency : CAD

I altered some of the figures(they're in red) and removed the percentages, as I found some of the prices listed higher than my own personal experiences have shown. Our combined disposable salary however is somewhat more(7X) than the Taiwanese one, but we spend more on holidays and toys. This cost savings allows us to put 4K a month into the bank and still enjoy a middle class lifestyle.