Aiya, I’m reading this and imagining OP’s family hanging out with rural grandpas and grandmas speaking Taiwanese dialect
On a serious note, I agree with this. Just remember Taipei is quite expensive to live in especially real estate. IMO Taichung is most similar to Taipei and less expensive, although real estate has been rising.
You could also look into townships just outside cities. It could be a 20-30 minute drive one way or however long you like. It might look “far” on the map but remember, Taiwan is much smaller than Canada. Heck, 20 minutes is half my commute to downtown Toronto, Canada, and I live in Toronto proper!
Will your son be getting married in Taiwan? Most families won’t let their daughter marry unless the groom (or groom’s family) owns a home. So that’s 1 room for you + spouse, 1 room for son + spouse, and 1-2 rooms for your grandchildren. Also something to take into consideration.
OP, defined benefit pension plan is so rare nowadays and it’s amazing you have one as well as it being a high paying job. May I ask what you do and where?
(You don’t have to share all the details. Just curious in general.)