Taiwan's currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currencies and travellers cheques (American Express, Citibank or Thomas Cook) can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels. Receipts are given when currency is exchanged, and must be presented in order to exchange unused NT dollars before departure. Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted. Banks are open Monday to Friday. US dollars are the preferred currency. ATMs are plentiful but not all accept international bank cards.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Taiwan||TWD 1||TWD 5||TWD 10||TWD 100||TWD 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.03||A$ 0.16||A$ 0.32||A$ 3.19||A$ 31.87|
|Canada||C$ 0.03||C$ 0.17||C$ 0.34||C$ 3.35||C$ 33.52|
|Ireland||€ 0.03||€ 0.13||€ 0.26||€ 2.59||€ 25.93|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.04||NZ$ 0.21||NZ$ 0.41||NZ$ 4.14||NZ$ 41.37|
|South Africa||R 0.28||R 1.39||R 2.78||R 27.76||R 277.58|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.02||£ 0.11||£ 0.21||£ 2.14||£ 21.44|
|United States of America||US$ 0.03||US$ 0.16||US$ 0.33||US$ 3.28||US$ 32.82|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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