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Cost of Living in Korea

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Korea? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Korea talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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Expats in Korea agree that traffic is terrible and should be taken into serious consideration when deciding how far from work and school to look for homes. Expats also agree that Korea is a very homogenous society and foreigners will get lots of stares.

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Korea GuideKorea Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Korea.

Korea Forum Korea Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Korea on our Korea forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Korea Index Korea Index
An index of all of our site's Korea information.

Contribute to Korea Network Contribute
Help others in Korea by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Korea.

Expat Healthcare Advice in KoreaHealthcare & Health Insurance in Korea

Expats in Korea offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Korea.

Real Estate in KoreaReal Estate in Korea

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Korea.

Guide to Real Estate in KoreaGuide to Real Estate in Korea

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Korea.

Pros Cons of Living in KoreaPros & Cons of Living in Korea

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Korea.

Cost of Living in KoreaCost of Living in Korea

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Korea.

10-Tips-for-Living-in-Korea10 Tips for Living in Korea

Expats in Korea agree that traffic is terrible and should be taken into serious consideration when deciding how far from work and school to look for homes. Expats also agree that Korea is a very homogenous society and foreigners will get lots of stares.

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