The Globe Shopper Index

33 European and 25 Asia Pacific cities ranked in the quest to be the world’s best shopping destination.

Taipei

  • City best ranked in:

  • Shops
  • Affordability
  • Convenience
  • Hotels & transport
  • Culture & climate
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Asia Pacific cities

European cities
地图:25 个环球购物亚太城市

Taipei

51 / 100
Overall score
Best in
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Taipei is well known for its hi-tech brands, vertiginous skyscrapers, neon lights and elevated high-speed railway. But it also boasts lively markets, including Shihlin, Raohe and Tonghua night markets. Advantages: Taipei offers international brands and is relatively safe, while the goods in the index shopping basket are affordable. Challenges: Scores low on malls and boutiques as well as tourist attractions.

Methodology for rankings and scores

Shops

Overall score 49/100
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Malls & boutiques
International brands
Seasonal sales
Genuine (as opposed to counterfeit) goods

Affordability

Overall score 61/100
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Exchange-rate stability
Dining
Hotels
Shopper favourites
City transport

Convenience

Overall score 59/100
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Use of foreign languages
Shopping hours
Price negotiation
Safety

Hotels & transport

Overall score 56/100
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Quality hotels
Airports & flights
Convenient transport to city centre
Dependable city transport

Culture & climate

Overall score 31/100
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Attractions & UNESCO sites
International cuisine
Popular events
Strictness of visa regulations
Agreeability of climate

Shops

49/100
Overall category score

The number and variety of shops and brands to be found at any destination are essential criteria for the serious shopper.

Subcategory indicators

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Malls & boutiques
Number of shops and number of major malls within a 20-km radius of the city centre.
6 Malls & boutiques
International brands
Number and variety of leading local and international brands.
82 International brands
Seasonal sales
Duration of sales seasons (in weeks per year).
49 Seasonal sales
Genuine (as opposed to counterfeit) goods
Qualitative assessment of the amount of counterfeit goods in department stores, shops and markets.
58 Genuine (as opposed to counterfeit) goods