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If you’re traveling as one-person in Taiwan, traveling in Taiwan can be very inexpensive. For a super budget traveler staying at hotels and eating local food, you would spend about $20USD/day. For a more comfortable stay at hotel and mid-level restaurants, expect to spend about $70USD/day
Yes. Depending on the experience, you can spend very little money to travel around Taiwan for cheap.
Local meals cost between $1-2USD. You can expect to pay $1 for the famous lu rou fan (braised pork rice).
No. Local restaurants and street foot in plentiful in Taiwan. In Taipei, it’s easy to order in English so the language barrier won’t be much of an issue.
Buses cost NT$15 (US$0.50) per ride. Just swipe your EasyCard when you get on and swipe again when you get off.
The Taipei MRT has variable pricing depending on how far you’re going. Most short rides on the Taipei subway MRT start at NT$15 (US$0.50) and typically go to NT$30 (US$1.00) when traveling within Taipei.
Activities in Taiwan can range from free to US$100+ depending on the type of experience. There are multiple free walking tours in Taipei and all you have to do is tip however much you feel it was worth. Most people tip between NT$200-300 for a typical 3-hour “free walking tour.”
All the temples in Taiwan are free to visit
Hostels start around $7USD and can be pretty nice! Personally, I prefer Taiwan capsule hotels to get that extra sound barrier from other guests.
A decent 3-star hotel can start around US$30/night. But if you want something more centrally located that can start around US$40/night.