Taiwan Travel Budget - Visit Taiwan on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Taiwan?

You should plan to spend around $114 (NT$3,622) per day on your vacation in Taiwan. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (NT$541) on meals
  • $11 (NT$363) on local transportation
  • $143 (NT$4,556) on hotels

A one week trip to Taiwan for two people costs, on average, $1,597 (NT$50,707). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Taiwan cost?

A one week trip to Taiwan usually costs around $799 (NT$25,354) for one person and $1,597 (NT$50,707) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Taiwan on average costs around $1,597 (NT$50,707) for one person and $3,194 (NT$101,414) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Taiwan will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Taiwan on average costs around $3,422 (NT$108,658) for one person and $6,845 (NT$217,316) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Taiwan?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Taiwan is $348 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Taiwan expensive to visit?

Taiwan is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Asia, Taiwan is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to South Korea or Japan.

For more details, see Is Taiwan Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Taiwan?

The average Taiwan trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Taiwan travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) NT$4,556 ($143)
Local Transportation 1 NT$363 ($11)
Food 2 NT$541 ($17)
Entertainment 1 NT$539 ($17)
Tips and Handouts 1 NT$104 - 311 ($3 - 10)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 NT$94 - 281 ($3 - 9)
Alcohol 2 NT$271 - 814 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Taiwan is $72 (NT$2,278). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Taiwan is $143 (NT$4,556). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Taiwan

Looking for a hotel in Taiwan? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Taiwan based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $67. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Taiwan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (NT$363) per person, per day, on local transportation in Taiwan.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Taiwan are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Taiwan, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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  • Easycard

Food Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Taiwan can vary, the average cost of food in Taiwan is $17 (NT$541) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Taiwan should cost around $6.82 (NT$217) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Taiwan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Taiwan are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Taiwan, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Louisa coffee
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • EasyCard
  • Lunch at The Can

Entertainment Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Taiwan typically cost an average of $17 (NT$539) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Taiwan is $6.54 (NT$208) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Taiwan is None.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Taiwan is $5.91 (NT$188), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $17 (NT$543) on alcoholic beverages in Taiwan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Taiwan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.61 (NT$146) on bottled water in Taiwan per day. The public water in Taiwan is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2023
Taiwan On a Budget
Taiwan The Syuentzang Temple, Hualien, Taiwan
Taiwan is officially governed by the Republic of China and is located off the coast of southeastern mainland China. The island has a population of over 23 million and it is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

There are many different scenic areas in Taiwan. Taipei is the entertainment center and has a lot of energy and vibrant events. Despite being so densely populated, Taiwan also has plenty of natural beauty such as impressive mountains and beautiful forests.

The population of Taiwan is 98% Han Chinese, with the remaining 2% being from the original indigenous tribes. 84% of the population is considered Taiwanese local residents whose ancestors migrated during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. 14% are mainlanders whose families fled to Taiwan after the PRC's establishment in 1949.

Taiwan has a marine tropical climate, which means that summers are hot and humid and winters are cool. Summer runs from June to September and winter is from November thru February. Northern Taiwan has the coldest temperatures and is prone to rain year around. Southern Taiwan is drier during the winter months. Typhoons may hit the island during the fall or winter months.

Taiwan has a chain of mountains running through the central island from north to south. Most of the population lives on the west coast which is much flatter and at a reduced risk for typhoons, which predominantly hit the east coast.
At A Glance
  • In general, Taiwan uses the Minguo calendar which counts the years since the establishment of the Republic of China in 1911. To determine the current year in AD simply add 1911. For example, 2015 is 104 in Minguo. Months and days are kept according to the standard Gregorian calendar, although the lunar calendar is used to determine most holidays.

  • Several languages are spoken in Taiwan including Taiwanese, Mandarin, Hakka and several other Asian languages. There are also several aboriginal Austronesian languages spoken. In the North most people speak Mandarin as this is where you will find the highest concentration of "mainlanders". Taiwanese is also spoken there. In the south Taiwanese is more common.

  • The Taiwanese currency, the New Taiwan dollar, can be exchanged both on the island and off of it. There are no restrictions. You will generally get the best rate if you wait to exchange your money after you arrive. Most banks will exchange money and there is a 24 hour currency exchange window at the airport.

  • As is true throughout most of Asia, night markets are a popular activity in Taiwan. Night markets offer visits plenty of entertainment, shopping and food. Most are open air markets that are packed full of vendors selling anything and everything. Larger cities usually have a night market daily, but smaller cities may only have them once a week.

  • There are any number of interesting souvenirs in Taiwan, but some of the most popular things to buy include Jade, electronics such as computers, tea, and lingzhi. Lingzhi is a Chinese herb that has many supposed health benefits without many side effects. It tends to be expensive as it has gained a reputation throughout East Asia. If you decide to buy Jade it is important to make sure what you are buying is real. Do some research before you spend a significant amount of money on anything.


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Top Tourist Attractions
The Taroko Gorge: This beautiful gorge is located on Taiwan's east coast near Hualien. It is a dramatic 19 kilometer long canyon that is well worth the trip. It is surrounded by Taroko Gorge National Park which was first designated a national park in 1986.

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall: This memorial is a symbol of both the Republic of China and Taipei. The courtyard hosts many national celebrations as well as protests. There is a large bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek and a museum that focuses on his life.

Taipei 101: This skyscraper, officially known as Taipei International Financial Center, is 101 stories and 508 meters high. It's located in the Zinyi District of Taipei and is the second highest skyscraper in the world. It also has the world's second fastest elevators and is worth a trip for the views alone.

Popular Foods
Taiwanese cuisine comes mostly from mainland Chinese cuisine and you can generally even find regional specialties from the mainland all over Taiwan. It is possible to find Szechuan, Hunan, Beifang and Cantonese food throughout. Seafood is a staple in Taiwan, and many dishes also include eggs. Fruits are common and delicious, as the climate allows a diversity of options to grow.

Beef Noodles: This Tawainese staple is a noodle soup that is made with pieces of very tender stewed beef. It is also flavored with a few pickles.

Oyster Omelet: This dish is made from eggs, oysters, and the leaves of a local chrysanthemum. It's flavored with a sweet red sauce on top.

Taiwan Sausage: Taiwan sausage is most often made from pork and is similar to the Cantonese laap cheong, although not as sweet. While laap cheong is usually eaten with rice, this version is almost always eaten on its own with garlic.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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