16 years here because Taiwan is a really easy place to live after you learn some chinese and get used to the Asian food, safe, very convenient transport in the main, cheap to eat out, low rents, low costs overall, generally friendly people if shy.
There are certainly things I don't like, I have kids in school
And the attitude of other parents Appals me, asking for more homework for their first grade kids, commenting on the looks of the teachers , this kind of stuff.
The elementary schools aren't too bad though they actually have more variety of extra curricular classes than in many places in Europe. The lack of open space is a concern though.
There are private schools at reasonable costs so it's always an option.
Work, kind of a disaster zone in Taiwan. I have a well paid job now and hope never to work for Taiwanese organizations again. Definitely worst thing in Taiwan, poor pay, jealous colleagues, poor management practices, unpaid overtime, it really is awful and number of national
Holidays too few in the year.
Health system generally works quite well at reasonable price.
I'm also not a fan of the climate especially in Taipei which is hot and humid and then goes cold and humid with about two months in the year that are really nice and comfortable.
Taiwan still has great accessible nature nearby the cities which is a big bonus.
Air pollution issues are bad but the same across all of Asia almost except for Japan.
People could be friendlier in Taipei, it's not the best and not the worst, at least people don't get in your face here.
It's not for everybody. That is for sure. But it has plenty of good points too.
I'm a bit concerned about the economic future of my kids though, I won't lie. We could leave for sure if the opportunity arose.