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$
100NT$ is approx £2.50
Time zone: China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)
The cost of a pint of draught beer in Taiwan is between 39NT$ - 69NT$ (approx 97p-£1.70), with local markets being around the same price.
The cost of a meal for two in Taiwan can range from 500NT$ – 1,000NT$ (approx £12.50-£25). Or grab some traditional Taiawanese meatballs or beef noodle soup at a street food stall for as little as 60NT$ (approx £1.50).
Looking to catch a cab? A normal taxi tariff starts at 80NT$ (approx £2) depending on where you're going.
Taipei and Kaohsiung have great MRT metro systems, starting at 20NT$ (approx 50p) for a one-way ticket.
Looking for somewhere to crash? Hostels in Taiwan are around 500NT$ (approx £12.50) 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$ (approx £35-£65) a night.