the housing market does suck if you're buying, but if you're renting, the prices are ridiculous. You'd basically pay NYC prices for real estate, but rent would be a fifth of what you'd pay in NYC. Then again i get that renting can be considered a waste of money, so i'll let you be the judge on that.
Personnally, my money is on a housing estate in the next twenty years. Even then, i think i'd rather buy some property some place else. >job market
on that i kinda have to disagree depending on the fields. Taiwan is one of the rare STEM oriented country due to its industry, in East and West asia, the other ones being basically Japan and China. If you're looking for a fintech Hong Kong or Singapore offer way more opportunities.>anybody who's a somebody in taiwan goes overseas for education or work
A lot of them go to NA or education such as masters or phds , but that's because of the US worship happening in the region, hence most of the taiwanese diaspora located there. Taiwanese salaries aren't particularly high compared to what one might get if he goes to the US, especially since taiwanese and american education systems are pretty much equivalent but taiwanese are just better at STEM. Also, if you're a taiwanese national, estate is going to be a problem if you don't have a second citizenship due to the issues mentioned earlier, and ownership is litterally what gets them married and gets them sex.
A foreigner in taiwan gets the best of both worlds. If you're working in an MNC and you're paid an american salary to live in taiwan you're a literal God, and you can always purchase real estate in your country of origin as an investment.