Taiwan Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Taiwan?

How much money will you need for your trip to Taiwan? You should plan to spend around NT$4,674 ($158) per day on your vacation in Taiwan, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, NT$424 ($14) on meals for one day and NT$246 ($8.34) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Taiwan for a couple is NT$7,323 ($248). So, a trip to Taiwan for two people for one week costs on average NT$65,443 ($2,216). 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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A vacation to Taiwan for one week usually costs around NT$32,721 for one person. So, a trip to Taiwan for two people costs around NT$65,443 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs NT$130,886 in Taiwan. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Taiwan?

How much does a trip to Taiwan cost? Is Taiwan expensive? The average Taiwan trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Taiwan prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Taiwan can vary, the average cost of food in Taiwan is NT$424 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Taiwan should cost around NT$170 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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Taiwan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent NT$246 per person, per day, on local transportation in Taiwan.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Flights to Taiwan

How much does it cost to go to Taiwan? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Taiwan?

Typical travel prices in Taiwan are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Taiwan. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Taiwan can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Uber to TPE airport
  • Easycard
  • Louisa coffee
  • J-Hotel
  • Liga Hotel
  • Taipei to Hualien
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Easycard
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
Typical tour prices for Taiwan

How much do tours to Taiwan cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    9 days
    $ 2585
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    10 days
    $ 2080
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Taiwan On a Budget
Taiwan National Concert Hall, Taipei, 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.

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.

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