Taiwan's unhappy property owners - very poor rental yields

Residential Valuation Specialist | December 23, 2022

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2022
TAIPEI CITY - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Zhongshan District (Historical center)
1-Bedroom $610,905 $975 1.91%
2-Bedroom $877,364 $1,462 2.87%
3-Bedroom $1,133,424 $2,275 2.41%
4-Bedroom $1,845,714 $2,925 1.90%
Datong District
1-Bedroom $505,297 $699 1.66%
2-Bedroom $802,301 $1,235 2.93%
3-Bedroom $1,137,324 $2,210 2.33%
Wanhua District
1-Bedroom $428,934 $552 1.55%
2-Bedroom $714,889 $910 2.55%
3-Bedroom $812,374 $1,040 1.54%
Zhongzheng Distring
1-Bedroom $428,934 $552 1.55%
2-Bedroom $763,632 $1,235 1.94%
3-Bedroom $941,704 $1,560 2.45%
3-Bedroom $1,098,330 $1,787 1.95%
4-Bedroom $1,585,754 $1,885 1.43%
Taipei City (all locations)
1-Bedroom $708,390 $$1,238 2.10%
2-Bedroom $926,106 $$1,466 2.48%
3-Bedroom $1,140,652 $1,369 1.44%
4-Bedroom $1,557,805 $2,444 1.88%
Taipei City avg. Rental Yields 2.07%
NEW TAIPEI CITY - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
New Taipei City (all locations)
1-Bedroom $357,445 $520 1.75%
2-Bedroom $486,775 $812 2.73%
3-Bedroom $584,259 $877 1.80%
4-Bedroom $840,970 $1,137 1.62%
5+Bedroom $870,865 $1,462 2.01%
New Taipei City avg. Rental Yields 1.98%
TAOYUAN CITY - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Luzhu District
1-Bedroom $578,085 $406 0.84%
3-Bedroom $451,030 $845 2.25%
4-Bedroom $808,475 $1,137 1.69%
Taoyuan City (all locations)
1-Bedroom $516,020 $406 0.94%
2-Bedroom $399,038 $747 1.74%
3-Bedroom $451,030 $812 2.16%
4-Bedroom $643,400 $910 1.70%
5+Bedroom $938,455 $1,462 1.87%
Taoyuan City avg. Rental Yields 1.65%
KAOHSIUNG CITY - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Renwu District (Inmu on site)
1-Bedroom $282,056 $731 3.11%
2-Bedroom $438,682 $764 2.09%
3-Bedroom $486,775 $1,885 4.65%
4-Bedroom $838,370 $1,235 1.77%
Kaohsiung City (all locations)
1-Bedroom $389,290 $487 1.50%
2-Bedroom $318,451 $682 2.10%
3-Bedroom $356,795 $812 2.73%
4-Bedroom $513,420 $975 2.28%
5+Bedroom $838,370 $1,235 1.77%
Kaohsiung City avg. Rental Yields 2.44%
TAINAN CITY - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Central District
1-Bedroom $123,190 $205 2.00%
2-Bedroom $260,069 $745 7.30%
3-Bedroom $423,019 $652 1.85%
4-Bedroom $843,431 $1,141 1.62%
5+Bedroom $971,184 $3,911 4.83%
Tainan City (all locations)
1-Bedroom $584,909 $333 0.68%
2-Bedroom $314,226 $708 1.45%
3-Bedroom $356,795 $747 2.51%
4-Bedroom $508,871 $910 2.15%
5+Bedroom $773,380 $1,040 1.61%
Tainan City avg. Rental Yields 2.60%
HSINCHU CITY - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Hsinchu City (all locations)
2-Bedroom $454,280 $747 1.97%
3-Bedroom $581,010 $845 1.74%
4-Bedroom $811,724 $1,170 1.73%
Hsinchu City avg. Rental Yields 1.82%
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you´ll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
Source: Global Property Guide Definitions: Data FAQ See also: Update Schedule

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Taipei vies with Monaco for having the lowest yields in the world. With high buying prices and rents still affordable (where else can you rent a US$500,000 home for just around US$700 per month?), Taipei is not a happy place for landlords.

The owner of an apartment in Taipei will be lucky to realize 2% yields. Given that the Global Property Guide´s figures are for gross rental yields, i.e., do not make any allowance for vacant periods, for legal costs, administration costs, cleaning and repairs, rental taxes, property taxes, and other taxes, it is safe to say that landlords in Taiwan earn nothing on their apartments.

Here´s what the rental yields are in Taiwan´s cities and areas.

  • Taipei City apartments have a rental yield of 1.43% to 2.93% with a city average of 2.07%.
  • New Taipei City apartments earn a rental yield between 5.76% to 6.46% with an average of 6.12%
  • Taoyuan City apartments yield between 0.84% to 2.25% with an average of 1.65%.
  • Kaoshiung City apartments can yield you between 1.50% to 4.65% with an average of 2.44%.
  • Tainan City apartments yield a stay between 0.68% to 7.30% with an average of 2.60%.
  • Hsinchu City apartments earn a yield between 1.73% to 1.97% with an average of 1.82%.

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