Capital Taipei

Population 23,503,349

Area 36,193 km2

Key facts

Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Taiwan is Chinese.

The national currency in Taiwan is New Taiwan dollar (TWD). The dollar (NT$) is subdivided into 10 jiao (角).





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Taiwan is 220.34 Mbps and mobile is 142.43 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Taiwan. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Taiwan?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Kaohsiung and Taipei.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Taiwan.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Taiwan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Taiwan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Taiwan.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Taiwan.

What fast food chains are present in Taiwan?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Taiwan.

The KFC chain operates in Taiwan.

The Burger King chain operates in Taiwan.

The Subway chain operates in Taiwan.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Taiwan.

The Starbucks chain operates in Taiwan.


What is the weather like in Taipei?

Today the sun in Taipei, rises at 5:04 AM and sets at 6:38 PM. The climate of Taipei may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30DrizzleLow: 23.8°C (74.84°F)High: 31.1°C (87.98°F)
FridayMay 31OvercastLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)
SaturdayJun 1RainLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 32.6°C (90.68°F)
SundayJun 2Rain showersLow: 21.1°C (69.98°F)High: 25.6°C (78.08°F)
MondayJun 3OvercastLow: 20.7°C (69.26°F)High: 24.2°C (75.56°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 25.7°C (78.26°F)

Weather data for Taipei (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com


Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in 5 cities.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 6 cities. Bolt is not available in Taiwan.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Taiwan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Taiwan traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties No data available.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Taiwan

110 Police
119 Ambulance
119 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban There is no national smoke-free law, but some areas may have their own rules.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of alcoholic beverages

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes, or 25 cigars, or 1lb of smoking tobacco
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