Republic of Korea - General information
RegionEastern Asia
CapitalSeoul
LanguageKorean
CurrencyWon
Population50,219,669
Phone code+82
Cost of living in South Korea, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation $259 $391
Food $298 $431
Transportation $38 $106
Communications and utilities $64 $89
Clothing $24 $89
Sports and leisure $30 $90
Accommodation in South Korea, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$258
Shared room in city centre$391
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$296
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$441
Coordinates of South Korea
Time ZoneAsia/Seoul
GMT +9
DST +9
Latitude36.500000000
Longitude127.750000000
Elevation (STRM3)184 m.

List of largest cities in South Korea

 
Seoul Seoul
Seoul Seoul
10,349,312
Busan Busan
Busan Busan
3,678,555
Incheon Incheon
Incheon Incheon
2,628,000
Daegu Daegu
Daegu Daegu
2,566,540
Daejeon Daejeon
Daejeon Daejeon
1,475,221
Gwangju Gwangju
Gwangju Gwangju
1,416,938

Cost of living and prices in South Korea

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 4.5 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 27.9 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 4.2 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2.1 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3.5 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1.0 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 0.5 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 3.1 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 0.8 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 1.7 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 2.1 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1.8 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1.8 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1.5 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 3.0 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 2.3 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 3.6 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 14.6 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 6.0 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 4.8 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 2.9 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 3.8 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 11.2 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1.4 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2.4 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 3.1 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 0.9 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 38.4 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 2.1 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 0.8 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 7.2 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1.1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 22,831.2 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 46.4 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 7.6 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 7.0 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 50.1 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 34.3 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 68.5 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 89.0 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 441.9 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 296.0 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 1,186.0 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 784.6 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 113.2 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0.1 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 18.6 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 5,995.9 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 2,993.0 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 1,659.6 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 3.0 %
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in South Korea

SeasonAutumnWinterSpringSummer
MonthSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugyear
Record high°C32282418151822283233363636
Average high°C25201253510172226282917
Average temperature°C211571-116121721252512
Average low°C1693-2-5-317121721228
Record low°C6-1-9-12-14-14-10-2491214-14
RainDays11910756101111131815125
SnowDays00157520000021
FogDays192018191715181719212119225
ThunderstormsDays1100000111329
SnowfallCm.0000000000001
Average precipitationMm.14749462426325189951472732381217
Relative humidity%15131210101012131416171613
Relative humidity morning%89858077747478818488919083
Relative humidity evening%59515354535149495361706656
Wind speedKm/h891011121312121199910
Day LengthHours13121110111112141515151413
Dew point°C1681-4-7-6-151016212179
Growing degree-day°C32314460000552163384574802019
Solar radiation, globalMj/m21413109101316192018151514
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