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Located in the heart of Taiwan, Taichung is the country's economic hub. As the third biggest Taiwanese city, it has a diverse and dynamic economy, providing many job opportunities for expatriates.

Famous for its sun cakes, Taichung is also deemed to be Taiwan's cultural heart. Expatriates moving there are likely to enjoy unparalleled quality living thanks to several activities, both by day and night.

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Working in Taiwan depends on your skill set and the job you seek. Expats can find a wide range of jobs around the island, but the majority of the jobs are in the cities. Not all office jobs require Chinese-language skill, but it helps for many job opportunities.

Transportation in the cities around Taiwan is convenient. Once outside the cities, it can get tricky with infrequent buses and taxis. For expats living in smaller cities or suburbs, it is recommended to get a driver’s license and a scooter or car.

Taxes are a headache no matter where you live. They’re especially difficult for American expats who still have to file US taxes every year. Payroll taxes for expats in Taiwan are complicated. However, when it’s time to file annual tax returns, the government makes the process as easy as possible.

Taiwan has numerous universities that offer programs for students from a wide range of disciplines. There are courses that are taught in English to attract more foreign students, but most students come to Taiwan to study Mandarin.

Moving is a hassle in any country, but moving within the same city in Taiwan can be a little easier. When moving within the same city, it’s generally best to have an overlap in the time to move between apartments to avoid having to find and pay movers.

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PazzaStudio blog

6 years ago

My blog is an account of my travel experiences and life in Taiwan. I post my non commercial photos here about culture and travel, hikes, environmental issues and fauna and flora. There are also photography tips for other keen photograpgers.


6 years ago

An expat blog about a couple living in Taiwan. Find info about studying abroad, working, teaching, and life in general in Taiwan

Flavors from Taiwan

10 years ago

People, Travel, Lifestyle, Business and Economy. All you want to know about living, visiting and learning about the Taiwan.


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