According to Better Homes and Gardens, white vinegar works in place of cider vinegar in recipes. In fact, most vinegars are acceptable substitutes for each other in cooking.
Vinegars do have distinct differences, so substitutions change the flavor of foods. White vinegar has a strong flavor that sometimes overpowers more delicate tastes. Cider vinegar, which is mild and tastes a bit like apples, is a good substitute for any type of vinegar. Another fruity vinegar or a wine vinegar is often a very good replacement for cider vinegar. Malt and rice vinegars are far milder than white vinegar and do not impact the flavor of a dish as much.