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how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby akikaki1 » 28 Apr 2012, 03:04

Lets say the standard of living for someone making 80-100g a year in the US. What would your salary be in order to have comparable standard of living?
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby jimipresley » 28 Apr 2012, 05:11

You should make enough to be able to afford a keyboard with a Shift button to capitalize your thread titles, at least.
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby tommy525 » 28 Apr 2012, 05:41

or one ith mssing kys?

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well i will give it a shot. Making 100k a year in say CAlif, you aint rich thats for sure. I would venture to say someone making 100,000nt a month in Taipei would be at roughly the same .

remember as a single person your 100k soon becomes 65k after uncle sam and state taxes and social security and medicare takes their share. So thats 65,000 x 30 = 1,9 mil ntd / year or bout 162,500 nt /month after tax.

Someone in taiwan making 100,000/month before tax translates to roughly that after tax as he likely is getting one or two months bonus as well. One month is pretty standard.

And taiwan prices for a lot of things are a bit cheaper then CAlif. So I say

100,000ntd/month equates to roughly 100k USD / annual in calif .
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby akikaki1 » 28 Apr 2012, 07:17

jimipresley wrote:You should make enough to be able to afford a keyboard with a Shift button to capitalize your thread titles, at least.

Typing on a kindle fire is horrible lol.

Also to Tommy thank you.
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Postby headhonchoII » 28 Apr 2012, 07:35

That would be more equal to 150-200k NTD per month in Taiwan , again taking into account cheaper living and lower taxes
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby akikaki1 » 28 Apr 2012, 07:41

What job must one accquire in order to have this standard of living?
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby akikaki1 » 28 Apr 2012, 08:01

headhonchoII wrote:That would be more equal to 150-200k NTD per month in Taiwan , again taking into account cheaper living and lower taxes


How can 200kNT a month be the same standard of living for 100k (a year)? that would make like 80k before taxes plus a much lower price of living?, wouldn't 200k a month be even higher standard?

Maybe I'm wrong that's why I wrote this thread lol.
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby Omniloquacious » 28 Apr 2012, 08:18

tommy525 wrote:Someone in taiwan making 100,000/month before tax translates to roughly that after tax as he likely is getting one or two months bonus as well. One month is pretty standard.


For a local, yes. For a foreigner, no.
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby Abacus » 28 Apr 2012, 09:04

Omniloquacious wrote:
tommy525 wrote:Someone in taiwan making 100,000/month before tax translates to roughly that after tax as he likely is getting one or two months bonus as well. One month is pretty standard.


For a local, yes. For a foreigner, no.


If you're talking about the bonus then ok. But I don't Tommy's numbers are that far off although initially I thought they seemed low. I feel wealthy now... the big costs that are lower are housing (esp if you rent) and taxes. The effective tax rate on 100k/mo will be <10%. A lot of stuff is similarly priced if you lead a western lifestyle.

Taiwan's tax rates from an unofficial source (seems close though)
0-500,000 5%
500,001-1,130,000 12%
1,130,001-2,260,000 20%
2,260,001-4,230,000 30%
4,230,001 and over 40%
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Re: how much would you have to make in taiwan to be comparable to

Postby tommy525 » 28 Apr 2012, 10:34

headhonchoII wrote:That would be more equal to 150-200k NTD per month in Taiwan , again taking into account cheaper living and lower taxes


I agree if you live in bumfuck USA, but not if you live in SAn Francisco bud.

100k aint going too far in San Fran, after taxes.
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