Wow, I never thought about getting deported because of my wife passing away. I guess if that happens then I would need to leave every six months if I wanted to stay in Taiwan
I have been to Taiwan during December, but it has been 20 years.
Things important to me
Access to good medical care
Not too noisy
Places to walk/hike
Not too expensive (USD$3,000-4,000 monthly)
I think some items on the list could be contradictory. For example, a great public transportation system will be noisy.
I think Taipei offers the most, but is very hot and much more expensive than other cities
Taichung is cooler and the mountains protect it from typhoons. It is also an hour to the north and south of the island
I have heard that much of the pollution in Taichung is actually from China.
How bad is the pollution if I like to walk around the cities?
I have heard that all of Taiwan is very safe
Taipei has the best healthcare, but what about the other cities?