INFOGRAPHIC: Taiwan’s Street Vending Culture is Changing

Taiwan’s amazing street vendor culture by the numbers.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/06/16
By: Morley J Weston

There are more than 315,000 street stalls in Taiwan, employing almost half a million people across the

Photo Credit: severin.stalder, CC BY-SA 3.0

country, many on a full-time basis. It’s an austere profession, with monthly wages averaging NT$19,965 (US$660) in 2013 for work that is often out in the elements at odd hours of the day.

If you want to make a killing as a street vendor, relatively speaking, toys are the way to go; toy sellers earned an average of NT$35,700 (US$1180) per month in 2013. Selling newspapers and magazines is the toughest gig, earning less than NT$18,000 (US$595) per month.

Chiayi seems to be the clear winner for street vendors; they can earn almost as much as those in Taipei or Keelung, but have a significantly lower cost of living.    [FULL  STORY]

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