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Money and costs

Currency
New Dollars (NT$)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated June 17, 2019 9:31AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
NT$1800–2500
  • Dorm bed: NT$550–800
  • MRT: NT$30
  • Noodles and side dish: NT$80–120
  • Convenience store beer: NT$40
  • Temple admission: free
Midrange
NT$2500–5000
  • Double room in a hotel: NT$1400–2600
  • Lunch or dinner at a decent restaurant: NT$250–500
  • Car rental per day: NT$1800–2400
  • Gourmet coffee: NT$120–260
  • Soak in a private hot-spring room: NT$1000–1400
Top end (more than)
NT$5000
  • Double room at a four-star hotel: NT$4000–6000
  • Meal at a top restaurant: NT$800–1200
  • Ecotour guide per day: NT$4000–6000
  • Well-made tea pot: NT$3000–8000
  • Cocktail at a good bar: NT$280–350

ATMs are widely available (except in villages), while credit cards are accepted at most midrange and top-end hotels and at top-end restaurants.

Tipping

Tipping is not customary in restaurants or taxis (but is still appreciated).

  • Hotels It is usual to tip the porter at better hotels (NT$100 is considered courteous).

  • Tour guides A 10% addition to the fee if you are happy with the service is common.

  • Restaurants & bars The 10% to 15% service charge added to bills at many establishments is not a tip that is shared with the staff.