South Korea - General information
Region region
Capital Seoul
Language Korean
Currency Won
Population 50,219,669
Phone code +82
Cost of living in South Korea
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 259 391
Food 298 431
Transportation 38 106
Communications and utilities 64 89
Clothing 24 89
Sports and leisure 30 90
Total 714 1,196
Accommodation in South Korea USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 262
Shared room in city centre 395
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 296
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 442
Coordinates of South Korea
Time Zone Asia/Seoul
GMT +9
DST +9
Latitude 36.500000000
Longitude 127.750000000
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. 6 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 35 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 5 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 3 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 4 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 4 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 1 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 2 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 3 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 2 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 2 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 4 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 3 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 5 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 18 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 7 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 6 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 4 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 5 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 14 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 4 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 48 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 3 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 1 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 9 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 28,539 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 58 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 10 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 9 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 63 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 43 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 86 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 111 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 552 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 370 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 1,483 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 981 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 142 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 23 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 7,495 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 3,741 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 2,075 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 3.76%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in South Korea

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 32 28 24 18 15 18 22 28 32 33 36 36 36
Average high °C 25 20 12 5 3 5 10 17 22 26 28 29 17
Average temperature °C 21 15 7 1 -1 1 6 12 17 21 25 25 12
Average low °C 16 9 3 -2 -5 -3 1 7 12 17 21 22 8
Record low °C 6 -1 -9 -12 -14 -14 -10 -2 4 9 12 14 -14
Rain Days 11 9 10 7 5 6 10 11 11 13 18 15 125
Snow Days 0 0 1 5 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 21
Fog Days 19 20 18 19 17 15 18 17 19 21 21 19 225
Thunderstorms Days 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 9
Snowfall Cm. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Average precipitation Mm. 147 49 46 24 26 32 51 89 95 147 273 238 1217
Relative humidity % 15 13 12 10 10 10 12 13 14 16 17 16 13
Relative humidity morning % 89 85 80 77 74 74 78 81 84 88 91 90 83
Relative humidity evening % 59 51 53 54 53 51 49 49 53 61 70 66 56
Wind speed Km/h 8 9 10 11 12 13 12 12 11 9 9 9 10
Day Length Hours 13 12 11 10 11 11 12 14 15 15 15 14 13
Dew point °C 16 8 1 -4 -7 -6 -1 5 10 16 21 21 79
Growing degree-day °C 323 144 6 0 0 0 0 55 216 338 457 480 2019
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 14 13 10 9 10 13 16 19 20 18 15 15 14
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