Taipei Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Taipei is an enormous city with things in nearly every price range, but for most tourists it might appear to be on the expensive side, at least compared to mainland China, though certainly cheaper than Japan. It’s also quite a bit more expensive than the rest of Taiwan, so those touring the island can find reasonable bargains at their other stops.

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Travel Costs to Taipei

Population 2,600,000
Area 7,000,000
Timezone UTC+8
Currency Taiwan New dollar
Airports Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$39.71
1 USD = 32.2500 TWD
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Taipei

Taipei Hotel Seasons

Taipei Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar20.00 - 32.00
starstarstarstarstar36.00 - 56.00
starstarstarstarstar52.00 - 123.00
starstarstarstarstar71.00 - 155.00
starstarstarstarstar167.00 - 280.00

Taipei Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed16.00 - 19.00

Taipei Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Taipei 101 observation deckTake a fast elevator up this giant tower in the central city.
adults
18.60
National Palace MuseumThis must-see museum houses more important Chinese art than anywhere else in the world.
adults
student
0.78
4.65
Taipei Story HouseIn this 19th century European style house you'll find information about tea, as well as a tea garden.
adults
1.55

Taipei Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your room doesn't include breakfast then you'll have many budget options, including street food.1.49 - 4.65
Budget lunchThere are many fast food and casual options, plus great and cheap street food.1.86 - 4.65
Budget dinnerSit-down restaurants can be pricey, but Taipei is filled with casual options at low prices.2.95 - 7.75
Beer (.5L)The local lager (Taiwan Beer) can be cheap in some places, but not everywhere. Imports will cost more.1.71 - 4.65

Taipei Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center31.01 - 37.21
Express bus from airport to city center3.72 - 4.65
3km taxi ride in Taipei4.03 - 5.58
Metro ride in Taipei0.62 - 2.02
Bus ride in Taipei0.50 - 0.96
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When to visit Taipei

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January66563.4
February66566.5
March71607.1
April78667.2
May847110.2
June897612.6
July93789.8
August927812.0
September887610.8
October82715.5
November75663.4
December69593.1

Taipei Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:57am6:05pm
21 Jun5:04am6:46pm
21 Sep5:41am5:52pm
21 Dec6:34am5:09pm

Where to go before and after