It’s always very important for me to plan the budget before travel. Budgeting for a trip could be stressful but I believe it saves so much time and energy from being wasted on the road. Therefore, I would like to give you an overview of how much you will need in Korea.
The currency of Korea is Korean won (KRW).
As of 8 November 2016:
1 USD = about 1,136 KRW
1 EUR = about 1,255 KRW
1 JPY = about 11 KRW
1 CNY = about 168 KRW
|Water (0.33 liter )||800-1,000|
|One-way Bus/Subway Ticket||1,400|
|Taxi Start (~ 2 km)||3,000|
|Taxi (2 km ~)||142m/₩100|
|1 Pack of Cigarettes||4,500|
Most shops, restaurants, supermarkets and taxies accept major credit cards and ATMs are around every corner in Seoul. So, I recommend you to have your credit card with you in case. 🙂