Sunday, March 23, 2014

Taiwan Expenses for 4 Days and 3 Nights





























The cost of living in Taiwan is at par to cost of living in the Philippines but interestingly Taiwan is far more developed and advanced than the Philippines. Anyway, we stayed in Taiwan for 4 days and 3 nights and we spent a total of 16,521 Php only which already includes airfare, travel taxes, accommodation, and our daily expenses. The main driver for the expenses is in food given that bulk of our itinerary was centered on what to eat.

Here are some tips on how you can save and spend less in your travel to Taiwan: 

1. Avoid riding Taxis if you’re travelling alone or with a partner. They have very good public transportation system which is much cheaper. 

2. Accommodation is expensive! So look for cheap 2 star hotels or dormitory type accommodation. 

3. Eat a lot of street foods which can be served as substitute for meals at restaurant. 

4. You can skip Taipei 101 Observatory and National Palace if you’re not fan of historical museums or regular observatory towers as you will not miss out on a lot. 

5. Skip the themed restaurants as it is very expensive and food tastes really bad. But you may still visit if you want to take pictures of it.


Hope this post provided you an overview of what to expect and how much to prepare for your up coming Taiwan trip! As always, you can travel around the world one country at a time on a budget! You just need to save, research, wisely spend your money and enjoy every adventure :)

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27 comments:

  1. Hi po, ask ko lng yun po ba 971 roundtrip fare la na po yun additional like taxes?

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    1. Hi Jodiemae, yes round trip exclusive of travel and airport taxes

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    2. Hello Tin, I'd suggest you include the final price of the plane ticket so others can compare the present value of the same ticket. :)

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    3. Hi! The amount under plane ticket is already the final price..all in na po talaga yun because it's a promo fare plus we only availed 1 baggae kaya super cheap. I've also shown the breakdown of miscellaneous like airport tax and travel tax under it :)

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  2. hi! i want to ask where you stayed in Taiwan? Thanks!

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    1. Hi! I have a specific post for the hotel where we stayed in. You can check it out. The name is Inn Cube Hotel :)

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  3. Hey, nice review of taiwan. Did you go to kaohsiung also? Btw, I also got cebu to taipei and will arrive at midnight, is it ok to sleep at the airport until morning?

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    1. Hi Niko, nope I didn't go there :) For your query regarding sleeping in the airport...well I think you can haha :) that's a brilliant and cheap idea! I should try it one time if I travel abroad and the timing is "alangain" for a stay in a hotel haha

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  4. I really find ur blog very interesting. Ill go to taiwan sa december, mejo kinakabahan aq sa visa. Ill stay there for 2 weeks, i also have invitation letter. Ok na kaya kung 60k lang ang show money ko??

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    1. Hi thanks for the kind words! anyway to answer your question, in my opinion lang ha...I think 60k is okay as show money :) Don't worry kaya yan! Pray lang haha :)

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  5. Hi! We're going to Taiwan this coming November. Just wondering where you've changed your money. We have USD and I'm thinking if we should change it to here in the Philippines or is it more advisable if we have it changed in Taiwan. Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    1. Hi! Usually I change my peso to USD first and then I have my dollars exchange in Taiwan airport na but hindi lahat! Good for 1 day lang for initial expenses then I exchange the rest sa money changer near our hotel kasi mas mura compared to airport rates.

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    2. Thanks for the info! Your blog is really helpful! :)

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    3. Hi tin, for 2weeks trip. In your own opinion, how much would it cost??

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    4. Hi! I'm not sure eh it depends gaano kayo magspend but in my opinion I think 20-25k will do for 2 weeks in Taiwan.

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  6. Hi tinco. promo fare ba ung flight? san mo nakita un at paano? salamat

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    1. Hi Roseller, yes promo fare from Cebu Pacific.

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  7. thanks dito.. sana makaFLy din ako if ever hehe ^_^
    more share to come ms.Tinco

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    1. Hi, thank you! :) nothing is impossible! :)

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  8. Nag apply ako ng tourist visa last wed. Mga documens na pinasa ko ay passport,picture,nso birth,coe,letter of permission to leave from employer,bank cert , OR/CR of my car and motorbike,confirmed hotel booking cert, itenerary receipt,and id sa work pati letter from my german bf na kasama ko sya sa pagpunta ng taiwan.

    Im worried kasi binalik sa akin ang ibang documents. Kinuha lang ay passport,nso,picture,bank cert ,letter from my bf,id at letter of permission to leave from my employer. Makakasama kaya yung pagbalik ng documents saken lalo na yung coe binalik saken.
    Do you think may chance ako maaprove visa ko ? Thanks tin

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  9. Hello Tin... I will be going to Taiwan this month and will be adopting your itinerary... can you give me advise on how to avail of transpo tickets and such? ... didn't see it in your blog... appreciate your fast feedback

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  10. Hello, is the airport in Taiwan at par in Korea? Their lounge for sleeping is very convenient.. is it the same in Taiwan's airport?

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    1. I have the same question wanderingsoul :) Did you end up sleeping at Taiwan airport?thanks!

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  11. Hi, Just wondering is it safe for female to travel solout im super nervous. thanks!

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  12. Hello po. Necessary po ba talaga ang show money? Kailangan ba talagang ipakita? Travelling for 4d3n and I have 25k pesos only.

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  14. I want to apply a tourist visa to Taiwan but the travel agency told me that I need at least Php100,000.00 to my bank account, I'm only visit Taiwan for only 2 or 3 day's do I need that kind of money to show up to the embassy to have a Visa? What if I have only 30K on my account that's possible to issue me a Visa.

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