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The official language spoken in Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese, however you will also find people speaking Taiwanese Mandarin (Hokkien) which is influenced by standard Mandarin, indigenous and other languages.
Name: New Taiwan Dollar
Symbol: $ or NT$
Time Zone: China Standard Time (GMT/UTC+08:00)
The cost of a pint of draught beer in Taiwan is between 39NT$ - 69NT$, with local markets being around the same price.
The cost of a meal for two in Taiwan can range from 500NT$ – 1,000NT$. Or grab some traditional Taiawanese meatballs or beef noodle soup at a street food stall for as little as 60NT$.
Looking to catch a cab? A normal taxi tariff starts at 80NT$ depending on where you're going.
Taipei and Kaohsiung have great MRT metro systems, starting at 20NT$ for a one-way ticket.
Looking for somewhere to crash? Hostels in Taiwan are around 500NT$ per night, on average.
If you're wanting something a little more 'upmarket', a double room in a midrange hotel ranges between 1,400-2,600NT$ a night.
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If you're staying in Taiwan for less than 90 days then you don't need a tourist visa. If you plan on staying longer than 90 days you'll need a visa prior to traveling. Contact a travel expert to find out more.
Taiwan is warm all year round, averaging at about 71°F, but the best time to visit would be between July and September when you miss the humid and the typhoon seasons (which is June to October).
The total fares quoted include a discount of $50 on the total price of a ticket for round-trip travel from any US origin to any destination in Taiwan. Itineraries must be denoted as "STUDENT/YOUTH FARE" on the flights results page to be eligible. This offer has no cash value and cannot be applied retroactively. This offer does not apply to published airfare. The offer will expire at 11:59pm Central Time on Friday, May 19, 2017. STA Travel has the right to amend or cancel this offer at any time without notice.