In the the Human Freedom Index 2017 released by the Fraser Institute of Canada, Taiwan moved up from 26th to 18th place in terms of human freedom based on “79 distinct indicators of personal and economic freedom in the following areas”.
In the “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” ranking published by Thomson Reuters that aims “at identifying the industry’s top financially successful and organizationally sound organizations”, Taiwan ranked 2nd in the world (tied with Japan) after the United States.
Based on seventeen indicators related to health, the environment, economics, public safety, and social issues, the results of the 2017 Global Least & Most Stressful Cities Ranking placed Taipei as the third least stressful city in the region and 61st out of 500 cities overall.
Lonely Planet featured the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as one of ten “Top Cities” in its Best in Travel 2018 awards, lauding it for the cultural and architectural attractions along its harborfront, developed transportation infrastructure, and proximity to hiking areas.
CNN lists ten things that Taiwan excels at, many of which are relevant to tourists visiting the island.
In the rankings published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Taiwan earned the top spot in terms of “female access to the internet, average fixed broadband latency and average mobile latency” and placed 16th overall out of 75 countries.
In the Heritage Foundation’s 23rd annual Economic Freedom Index rankings in 2017, Taiwan moved up from 17th to 11th place as one of the freest economies in the world based on “rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and open markets”.
A culture of acceptance and an active civil society have paved the way for marriage equality.
In an online survey conducted by a travel agency in Japan, the Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area in Qingshui District, Taichung, made the top of the list and was described as “a tidal flat where visitors can catch the sea breeze and watch the beautiful sunset against a backdrop of windmills.”
It took first place overall and in terms of both quality of life and personal finances and ranked in the top 10 out of 67 countries on every other index in 2016.