- Posted April 11, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Weekend assignment: How far can $10 go?
How far does $10 go in Taiwan?
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I needed to buy socks for my son and myself, so today, I went to a clothing store in Houying Village in Tainan County, Taiwan. Twelve new pairs of white cotton socks were NT$100 (US $3.16), so I bought twelve pairs for him, and twelve pairs for me. While I was there, I noticed that new polyester ties were on sale for NT$10 each (US $0.32). A man can never have too many ties, so I bought ten for NT$100 (US $3.16).
I spent a total of NT$300 (US $9.50) for 24 new pairs of socks and ten new ties. I know I would have spent much more than that in the USA, even at Wal-Mart. The cost of living is very affordable in Taiwan.
I have included photos of the merchandise and their pricing.