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The capital of Taiwan is the heavily populated city of Taipei. Before the 18th century, there were small fishing and farming settlements on the territory of the city. After the Chinese began to move there, the island went through an economic boom. They attribute it to the port, which was a profitable market for tea. All this leads to the fact that in 1875, Taipei separates from the Taipei structure, creating its own independent structure within the Chinese Empire.

In 1895, the island of Taiwan becomes under the rule of Japan, which organizes itself into Taichokka, the name the city gets, its own government. Despite the fact that the Japanese treated the Chinese people harshly, many of the principles of urban planning and housing policy for the future of Taipei were laid down during their reign.

In 1945, after the defeat of Japan in World War II, the island and the city were overrun by the Chinese Nationalists. Because the country was in the midst of a civil war, the government of the Homyindang and the Chiang Kaisha was moved to the island. After the defeat of the Communists, the last remnants of the Homi Kindan remained on the island. In 1949, Taipei became the capital of the Republic of China, which was the exact location of the temporary stay of the Republic of China during the Communist Act of Conflict, according to the KPRC. The population of the city grew rapidly in the 1970s, but the regional decline in tension caused it to cease. Despite Chinas complete isolation, China is becoming one of the most populous and industrialized cities in the world.

Most of the citys landmarks include the third-largest sky-scraper in the world, – the Taipei 101. Within the city limits is a memorial to Jean Kaisha, one of the most important figures in the history of China in the 20th century. There is also a park in Taipei that is considered one of the best in Asia. It was founded in 1914 by the Japanese. Taipei is also known for its museums and art centers. There are also several revered Jewish and Buddhist churches in the city.

100 USD = 3,237.47 TWD

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  • Air quality: 85 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 2,700,000 people
  • Population density: crowded: 8x8m 64m per person
  • GDP: $24,577 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 20 Mbps
  • Best wireless: ChungHwa Telecom
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Except for bellhops and service personnel in International Hotels, tipping in Taiwan is generally not expected. For restaurants (especially in large hotels), if there is a tip to be taken, they will just add 10-15% to your check.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best coffee 24/7: McDonalds
  • Best coffee: Picnic
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: CLBC
  • Online electronics shop: PCHome
  • Best hospital: Taipei Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: EVA
  • Best intl air carrier: Air Asia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1450
  • Monthly costs for family: $3600
  • Monthly costs for local: $1050
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $4.5
  • Coffee: $4.5

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