Is Taipei Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Taipei is generally considered to be one of the safest cities for solo female travelers. There is high regard for law, order and personal safety in Taiwan, especially in its capital Taipei. Street crimes like mugging and theft are relatively rare and strict laws against such offenses are enforceable and adhered to. Locals are typically friendly and helpful, including in providing directions, and there are tourist centers and police readily available. As with any location, it’s recommended nonetheless to stay alert and use common sense.

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Safety index

Safety at night:Safe

Taipei is generally known to be a safe city for solo female travelers, even at night. The city is well-lit with an efficient public transport system running until midnight. The crime rate is relatively low and residents are typically respectful. However, always be sure to follow common safety practices such as avoiding poorly-lit or deserted areas, especially late at night.

Public transportation:Very safe

Public transportation in Taipei is regarded as safe and reliable. This includes the Metro, buses and even taxis. The Taipei Metro is efficient, punctually maintained, and has English alongside the Mandarin signs which make it more convenient for international travelers. Surveillance cameras are also prevalent and there is an active presence of MRT staff and security to ensure passenger safety. Taxis are also frequent, licensed and metered ensuring a secure and transparent transaction. The lack of language might initially be a problem but usually, drivers are honest and public transport overall is considered safe even late at night.

Street harassment:Low

Taipei is generally a safe city for female solo travelers. Street harassment is minimal, with verbal or physical harassment being a rarity. The Taiwanese culture promotes politeness and respect, making it uncomfortable for most locals to engage in such activities. Safety is well prioritized, especially for women, in the populated areas, and at night, ensuring a comfortable and worry-free experience for solo female travelers.

Petty crimes:Low

Petty crimes in Taipei such as pickpocketing or bag snatching are generally rare, due in part to the outstanding policing systems in the city and strong societal regard for law and order. However, like in any populous city, it's always advisable to take standard precautions such as not leaving belongings unattended and staying aware of your surroundings especially in crowded places.

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Taipei is very safe to drink. The city's water department has stringent quality controls to ensure that the water meets World Health Organization standards. However, some people might choose to boil it first or use bottled water due to varying local practice and preferences.

Is Taipei safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 6 experiences

Solo travel experience

It is safe and lively, it has well organized and highly developed public transportations and infrastructure. People are friendly, so many fun activities can do. Food are tasty, weather is nice during the spring.

Posted: April 23, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
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Group travel experience

I was in Taipei for 3 days. The weather was a bit gloomy during Chinese New Year. We move around with MRT, bus and local train. The service is top notch. On time, cheap and clean. Food is average for me. It's People are polite and helpful if you try to communicate effectively. Taipei is the most safest city especially for solo female traveller. You can walk the street without so much worries. Accept the scooters. They are a bit reckless. I went with a group but will do it solo next time.

Posted: March 31, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Very safe city, clean, easy to get around, people are very friendly. Amazing food (nightmarkets!), Elephant mountain for great views of Taipei 101, Yangmingshan sunset and night views. Beitou hot springs, Tamsui, and daytrip to Jiufen and Pingxi are worthwhile

Posted: December 29, 2023
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Is Taipei safe for women?

Safety rating

4 /5

Based on 4 reviews the women safety index in Taipei is 4/5. On average women living in Taipei raises relatively low concerns about women's safety.

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 4 reviews the crime rate index in Taipei is 1/5. On average women living in Taipei raises low concerns about crime and violence against women

Rating summary

Safety walking alone after dark:

4.4/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.4/5
Safe

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried

safest place to live! best city I’ve ever been to. I never ever need to worried about anything when I walk alone on the street even in the dark. I don’t need to worried about forgetting something because someone will send it to the police office. 台北超棒!我愛台北~最安全的城市沒有之一,晚上一個女生走路也不用擔心,東西放著也不會被偷,人都很好

Posted: April 19, 2024
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It the capital in Taiwan, safe, fancy and very convenient! The people here is also friendly, don’t need to worry about robbing, if you go to a restaurant, you can leave your bag on the seat and go to toilet.

Posted: April 5, 2024
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Like all of east Asia, Taipei is insanely safe! People, including women, walk around with noise cancellation headphones at night all the time. I run at night in the city everyday. A lot of young people speak decent English, but google translate is really useful if you can’t understand something.

Posted: March 24, 2024
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Everyone leaves their laptop or bags at their seats in cafes or department store food court to use the toilet, and not need a friend to look after their things. Perfectly safe to walk around the streets in the middle of the night as a single female and not need to worry about robbery or anything. If I forgot something I can go back in a few hours to find it at the same spot where I left it, or someone will send it to lost and found or police station. People are friendly and very willing to help.

Posted: March 2, 2024
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Is Taipei safe right now?

Before your visit to Taipei, it's essential to check travel advisories for Taiwan, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Taiwan. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 11, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Taiwan. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 23, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Taiwan. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 4, 2024

Is Taipei worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 6 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.1/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.1/5

Budget-friendly

4.1/5

Family travel experience

Taipei is an amazing city which have convenient transportation and facilities. The people are friendly , helpful and welcoming. With beautiful city landscape, mountains for the tourists to discover. Happy to be local tour guide!

Posted: December 26, 2023Experienced: December, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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