New Taiwan Dollars
Get ready for your trip to Taiwan. Order your New Taiwan Dollars at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more TWD cash to spend. Have your New Taiwan Dollar banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your New Taiwan dollar travel money.
Travel advise: payments in Taiwan
Jet off well-informed to Taiwan. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Yes. The majority of vendors in Taiwan will be able to accept British VISA and MasterCard debit and credit cards for payments, especially so in tourist-heavy areas of Taipei, Kaohsiung City, Taichung City and Tainan. Smaller vendors however may not be able to accept international card payments
Mobile payments are very popular in Taiwan and vendors only need to display a QR code for this. As a result many smaller vendors don't have a card terminal. Mobile payments with Taiwanese apps such as Taiwan Pay are not available for tourists who don't have a Taiwanese bank account.
Be aware of currency conversion fees for card payments in Taiwan: Your bank's TWD to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in the Republic of China, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
It's certainly a good idea to bring TWD cash with you on your trip to Taiwan. Cash remains a popular payment method in Taiwan and it's a great fallback option when card payments are not accepted.
Vendors only accepting cash include taxi drivers, flea and night markets, street vendors, grocery stores, bakeries and eateries.
A coffee in a cafe in Taiwan costs around $75 TWD. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the bill will be around $400 TWD.
The overall cost of living in the Republic of China is similar to the UK: prices are on average 6% lower although they may be higher in tourist-heavy areas in Taipei and other Taiwanese large cities.
Tipping is not a common practice in Taiwan. Some restaurants will add a (non-optional) 10% service charge to the bill.
In Taiwan, paying the amount on the bill and not leaving a tip is absolutely normal.
Banknotes in Taiwan
Taiwan New Dollar banknotes, also referred to as Taiwan Yuan banknotes, have the following denominations in circulation: $100 TWD, $200 TWD, $500 TWD, $1000 TWD and $2000 TWD.
Coins in Taiwan
Taiwanese coins range from 50c to $50 TWD. Did you get back from Taiwan with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange New Taiwan Dollar coins back to cash.
Taiwan's currency import and export regulations
The following amounts of currency are allowed into Taiwan per person: up to 60,000 New Taiwan Dollars, up to 20,000 Chinese Yuan and up to $10,000 USD worth in foreign currencies. These currency restrictions apply to both import and export.
Ordering New Taiwan Dollars online
Order New Taiwan Dollars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy New Taiwan Dollars online.
Selling back New Taiwan Dollars
If you have New Taiwan Dollars to sell, follow this link to exchange New Taiwan Dollars to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'TWD New Taiwan Dollar'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover New Taiwan Dollars.