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Become a Taipei local from day one!

Are you moving to Taipei?

Obtaining a visa, renting a local apartment, opening a bank account or even shopping for certain household items can turn into challenges that take up hours, days or even weeks.

This book will save you tons of time researching and going from government office to government office. It includes everything you need to get settled in one of the safest cities on earth.

Contents of the Book


Basic Information About Taipei

  • Access to Taipei
  • Climate
  • Culture and Ethnicities
  • Religion
  • Language
  • Currency
  • Food Culture
  • Visa
  • Covid-19

Living in Taipei

  • Living Cost
  • Accomodations
  • Transportation
  • Internet, Wifi and SIM Cards
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants and Eating Out
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops
  • Tea Shops
  • Co-working Spaces
  • Sports and Gyms
  • Healthcare and Medical Facilities
  • Public Security
  • Day Trips From Taipei
  • Useful Apps
  • More Survival Tips

Working and Doing Business

  • Working in Taipei
  • Setting Up a Business
  • Banking
  • Taxes

Voices of Foreign Residents (Interviews)

  • Five extensive interviews with foreign residents
  • Interviewees from 5 different countries
  • From business consultants to entrepreneurs


  • Useful Links and Further Readings
  • Taipei in Pictures

“This book gives you a lot of great tips. Taipei sounds very livable, and it’s a bargain compared to most other East Asia metropolitan cities in terms of cost. Alan walks you through the highlights of living in Taipei… from best bubble tea houses, apartment hunting tips, to starting a business … and even touches on their handling of COVID-19 in Taipei.”

Tomoyo N.


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