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General Information




Taiwan's climate is subtropical with average annual temperatures of 19℃ (66℉) in the north and 21℃(69℉) in the south. Autumn is from September through November, and is usually cool with an average temperature from 20℃ to 24℃ (68℉ to 75℉). 




The weather report of Taiwan can be found at the website of Central Weather Bureau.


Time Zone

Taiwan Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8 ). Taiwan has no daylight savings time.

The Taiwan currency unit is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). (1 US dollar ~ 29 NTD as of Jan. 2011.) The foreign exchange rate of today can be found at the Bank of Taiwan web page.
Major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and JCB are accepted at most hotels and many stores.  

Tipping and Tax
There is no tipping in Taiwan. Customers pay the exact amount that appears on the bill. Taiwan has a 5% consumer tax on all goods and some restaurant will charge 10% service fee. All published prices (including restaurant menus, taxi fares, supermarket prices) include consumer tax.


AC line in Taiwan is 110 volts, 60 Hz . Power outlets are flat, parallel 2-prongs.