Opps. Sorry typo. Yeah, that is what I mean: People in Asia pay more in 1 month than we do in a year. It is basically smart business by those who run the show. They have convinced local consumers that these goods (gym membership and many other things) are luxury items. I also noticed that the same Garmin GPS I bought 4 years ago in the US is about 30% more expensive in Taiwan which makes absolutely no sense since the factory is here. Walk through Guanghua market and many of the electronics are more here than in the US. Go figure. Some stuff is cheaper tho: food, greeting cards, electricity, lots. But yeah, the gym thing is very annoying.
If you are hear temporarily I'd just do body weight workouts. At Crossfit we do many of them: pullups, dips (a pair of rings is $60 and can be taken anywhere), skin the cats, dip pullups, dip pushups, running, squats, one legged squats, jumping squats pushups, heandstand pushups, double unders (jump rope), sprints, broad jumps, lunges, jumping lunges, etc. There are many more.