Selected by PETA based on “the number of vegan restaurants based on population, the variety of options available at non-vegan restaurants, the range of cuisines offered and the visibility of the local vegan movement,” Taipei came out above its rivals. Boasting over 600 vegetarian and vegan restaurants, Taiwan as a whole has also been celebrated for its abundance of plant-based dining options, which can be attributed to the popularity of Buddhism as well as health and environmental consciousness.
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.
Based on “49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security,” Taipei placed 22nd overall in the the Safe Cities Index 2017 published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
In the Best Student Cities index published by QS in 2017, Taipei is deemed to be the 21st in the world, followed by Hsinchu in 75th place, “based on university rankings, student mix, employer activity, desirability, affordability, and student views.”
Ranking “top in terms of public infrastructure, second in terms of higher education levels and seventh in innovation capabilities” and being noted for its “internationalized financial centers and good location”, Taipei is among a short list of cities featured in a global report released in 2015.