Currency

New Taiwan dollar (NT$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than NT$2500

  • Dorm bed: NT$550–800
  • MRT: NT$40
  • Noodles and side dish: NT$80–200
  • Convenience store beer: NT$40
  • Temple admission: free

Midrange: NT$2500–4000

  • Double room in a hotel: NT$1400–2800
  • Lunch or dinner at a restaurant: NT$250–500
  • Taxi rental per day: NT$1600–3000
  • Gourmet coffee: NT$120–260
  • Soak in a private hot-spring room: NT$1000–1400

Top End: More than NT$4000

  • Double room at a four-star hotel: NT$4000–12000
  • Meal at a top restaurant: NT$800–2000
  • Top-of-the-line private guided tour: NT$9000
  • Cocktail at a high-end bar: NT$300–400

Bargaining

Prices are generally marked on goods and bargaining is not common. However, in tourist and wholesale markets you may be able to shave off 10% or 20%, particularly if you buy several items.

Money

Bank windows in the port's ticket office building exchange Chinese yuan for NT$ and vice versa, but for any other currencies you'll need to continue to Kincheng.