Travel budget in Taiwan

Taiwan: calculate your travel budget

Taiwan: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Taiwan for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 0 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 678* (18284 NT$)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 0 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 1063* (28672 NT$)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 134 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 0 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • $ 0 per person

Total budget:

$ 1866* (50344 NT$)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Taiwan in 2023

Cost of living: Taiwan VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Taiwan in 2023 is 9% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Taiwan by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Taiwan compared to the national average.

Cities /Taiwan View Details
Taipei 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Taipei
Chiayi 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Chiayi
Keelung 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Keelung
Tainan 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tainan
Kaohsiung 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kaohsiung
Hsinchu 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Hsinchu

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Local prices in Taiwan by expense type

Taiwan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Taiwan costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 67 to $ 78)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 71/night
($ 42 to $ 175)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 52 to $ 157)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 186/night
($ 124 to $ 314)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 290/night
($ 231 to $ 379)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 55/month
($ 42 to $ 75)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 128/month
($ 91 to $ 188)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 189/month
($ 125 to $ 302)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 89/month
($ 51 to $ 194)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 159/month
($ 94 to $ 292)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Taiwan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Taiwan is 60% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Car hire
Car hire
$ 61/24hrs
($ 47 to $ 119)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Plane ticket budget

London → Taipei
London → Taipei
London → Taipei
$ 1132
(fair price: $ 958)
New York City → Taipei
New York City → Taipei
New York City → Taipei
$ 1193
(fair price: $ 924)
Los Angeles → Taipei
Los Angeles  → Taipei
Los Angeles  → Taipei
$ 1167
(fair price: $ 967)
Sydney → Taipei
Sydney → Taipei
Sydney → Taipei
$ 997
(fair price: $ 702)
Melbourne → Taipei
Melbourne → Taipei
Melbourne → Taipei
$ 948
(fair price: $ 685)
Toronto (Ontario) → Taipei
Toronto (Ontario) → Taipei
Toronto (Ontario) → Taipei
$ 1228
(fair price: $ 944)


About the information on the cost of living in Taiwan

The information about the cost of living in Taiwan shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Taiwan updated on 07-02-2023.

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