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Tainan City, T'ai-pei Hsien, Taiwan

How much does it cost to travel to Tainan City?

You should plan to spend around $112 (NT$3,570) per day on your vacation in Tainan City. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (NT$1,263) on meals
  • $19 (NT$600) on local transportation
  • $121 (NT$3,842) on hotels

A one week trip to Tainan City for two people costs, on average, $1,574 (NT$49,977). 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 Tainan City cost?

A one week trip to Tainan City usually costs around $787 (NT$24,989) for one person and $1,574 (NT$49,977) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tainan City on average costs around $1,574 (NT$49,977) for one person and $3,148 (NT$99,954) 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 Tainan City will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tainan City on average costs around $3,373 (NT$107,094) for one person and $6,746 (NT$214,188) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Tainan City 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 Tainan City expensive to visit?

Prices in Tainan City are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Asia, Tainan City is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Tainan City is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Tainan City Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Tainan City?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) NT$3,842 ($121)
Local Transportation 1 NT$600 ($19)
Food 2 NT$1,263 ($40)
Entertainment 1 NT$343 ($11)
Alcohol 2 NT$93 - 279 ($3 - 9)
Accommodation Budget in Tainan City
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tainan City is $60 (NT$1,921). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tainan City is $121 (NT$3,842). 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 Tainan City

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Tainan City based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $62. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Tainan City
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tainan City is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (NT$600) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tainan City.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tainan City
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Rental Cars in Tainan City
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Food Budget in Tainan City
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tainan City can vary, the average cost of food in Tainan City is $40 (NT$1,263) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tainan City should cost around $16 (NT$505) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tainan City is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Tainan City
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Tainan City typically cost an average of $11 (NT$343) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Tainan City
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  • The average person spends about $5.85 (NT$186) on alcoholic beverages in Tainan City per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Tainan City On a Budget
Tainan City Tainan City
The oldest city in Taiwan, Tainan was once the nation's capital during imperial times and is today famous for its temples and historic buildings which speak to this distant past. Additionally Tainan has become known for its lively night markets and fantastic snack foods available from a large concentrate of street vendors located throughout the city.
For historical landmarks which resonate with the city's ancient and colonial past, Anping is the key district of interest. It is home to structures like the Eternal Golden Castle, a 19th century coastal fortress featuring a saltwater moat and earthen mound, as well as some replica canons. The ruins of the Anping Fort from the early 17th century mark the site of the Dutch Fort Zeelandia where European seafarers came to Asia to trade and develop colonial outposts. Another attraction of the district includes an old abandoned warehouse, known as the Anping Tree House due to the roots and branches of banyan trees which have enveloped the old structure. The town itself is reminiscent of a long history with winding alleys and traditional architecture at every bend.

TOGO Rural Village Art Museum is another unique attraction of the city. The museum transcends the traditional formats of artwork and museum, and instead regards houses, farms, products, and farmers as the exhibitions, canvas, crafts, and artists. It is a kind of art experience that emphasizes the local culture. Other popular attractions include the Chihkan Towers, National Museum of Taiwanese Literature located in a restored colonial-era Japanese building, the Confucius Temple surrounded by a small park, Luermen Matsu Temple, and Guanziling-one of Taiwan's best-known hot springs.
One of the most popular destinations in the Tainan area is the Anping District-the historical heart of the city. It is home to the Anping Old Fort and Anping Tree House as well as a number of restaurants and food stalls. Tainan is also the city where the Dutch colonialist East India Company located its Taiwan base, and built Fort Zeelandia (at today's Anping) and Fort Provincia (at today's Chickan Tower) to secure the entrance to the harbor. The forts are still located there today, though the land around them has changed since then.

Downtown Tainan centers on Beimen Road, which is lined with plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining as well as the main train station and all intercity bus terminals. There are also plenty of night markets located throughout the city featuring stalls selling clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, food, drink, and more-some even have live entertainment. The Garden Night Market is the biggest and most popular with plenty of food stalls and game booths, usually open Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (though it can get very crowded).

Best known for its temples, historic landmarks, and street food, a fulfilling visit to Tainan will include a sampling of it all. Spend some time exploring the attractions mentioned above, especially the historic district of Anping which offers a unique glimpse into Tainan's past. To experience hub of culture in Tainan today, visit any of the city's night markets, which occur in varying sizes all around the city. Get lost shopping for local goods and sampling Taiwanese flavors from the mass of street vendors who populate these markets. If the crowds of the city get to be too much, visitors can also escape to the trees, flowers, and peaceful pond of Tainan Park tucked into the central park of the city. There are also a number of mangrove reserves just outside of Tainan which can be toured.
Food and Dining
As far as cuisine goes, Tainan is sometimes called the City of Snacks due to the abundance of street food and vendors dominating the local markets. Guohua Street, between Minshen Road and Minzu Road, is one of these places lined with stalls and small restaurants of all varieties. Another popular food hub is the bustling night market at the corner of Hai-an and He-wei Roads. Some Tainan specialties include things like coffin toast (fried bread stuffed with varying ingredients, including chicken, beans, seafood, vegetables, and milk-based sauces), oyster omelet, oysters and thin noodles, rice cakes, dan zai noodles (with ingredients like shrimp, coriander, and garlic), fried eel, and shrimp rolls (or zhou-shi). Pearl milk tea (also known as boba or bubble tea) is a popular beverage in Tainan and can be made to order in a number of varieties.

The nearest major airport is Kaohsiung International Airport, which is about 45 minutes to one hour from Tainan depending on mode of transportation. Train, bus, taxi, or rental cars are all available from Kaohsiung to Tainan.

Tainan also has good intercity bus connections with other cities in Taiwan. Trains are available as well-both high speed (HSR) and slow (TRA).


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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.

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