Living in Taiwan guide

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Our selection of articles for expatriation in Taiwan

Banking and finance in Taiwan

The official currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (abbreviated as NTD, NT$, or TWD). Coins come in denominations of 1, 5 ...

The healthcare system in Taiwan

Taiwan has single-payer healthcare for citizens and legal residents. The healthcare program was launched in 1995 and is ...

Finding work in Taiwan

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 ...

Travelling around Taiwan

Transportation in the cities around Taiwan is convenient. Once outside the cities, it can get tricky with infrequent buses and ...

The taxation system in Taiwan

Taxes are a headache no matter where you live. They're especially difficult for American expats who still have to file US taxes ...

Study in Taiwan

Taiwan has numerous universities that offer programs for students from a wide range of disciplines. There are courses that are ...

Relocating to Taiwan

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 ...

Leisure activities in Taiwan

Taiwan has a lot to offer to travelers as well as expats when it comes to leisure. There are activities throughout the year and ...

Visas and Permanent Residency in Taiwan

Visitors from most North American and European countries don't need a visa to visit Taiwan, and will be granted a 90-day ...

Travelling to Taiwan

While immigration at Taoyuan Airport usually doesn't take long to get through, it is possible to get through even faster if you ...

Childcare and the education system in Taiwan

Spouses and dependent children can be included on a resident permit application, although your national health insurance ...

Driving in Taiwan

To drive any vehicle in Taiwan, you are required to have a license. This includes renting a car or scooter. All drivers must be ...

Phones and internet in Taiwan

There are kiosks at Taoyuan Airport that sell SIM cards and mobile wifi devices. Both of these can be ordered in advance either ...

Accommodation in Taiwan

For long-term stays, there are hostels in major cities like Taipei and Kaohsiung that offer month-to-month deals. Most of these ...

Working Holiday Visa for Taiwan

Spend a whole year in Taiwan thanks to the Taiwan Working Holiday Visa and enjoy being immersed in Taiwan culture while having a ...

About Taiwan

A large part of the island is mountainous, while the rest is merely hilly or flat. However, most of the country is covered in lush greenery due to its tropical climate. Hiking or climbing the mountains are popular pastimes, along with visiting the various national parks. These areas contrast with the highly populated cities and can be ideal spots for a nice break on weekends, thanks to the wide-reaching road network. Due to the country's tropical climate, however, there is a rainy season during May and June.

Taiwan has seen its economy develop significantly in the 21st century, with a move towards hi-tech industry, which is prevalent throughout the country, not just in the capital city of Tapei. Also, there is a highly skilled workforce within the country for those looking to expand or start an enterprise.

Taiwan's culture is closely linked to that of mainland China, and there's a wealth of Chinese artefacts on the island's popular National Palace Museum. However, there are many aspects of the Taiwanese culture that are unique to Taiwan or a blend of the cultures of surrounding countries. For example, Karaoke is also very popular in Taiwan. Bubble tea is a unique part of the Taiwanese cuisine that has become popular internationally, with numerous incarnations of the drink that is classically made of tea, condensed milk and tapioca pearls.

Quick Information

Capital : Taipei
Official Languages : Chinese , Chinese
Currency : Dollar
Area : 35980 Km2
Population : 22894384
Calling Code : +886
Timezone : Asia/Taipei

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