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Moving to Suwon, Korea

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Many expats are attracted to Suwon, Korea for its convenient location near Seoul, its vibrant culture, and its low cost of living. Suwon is a great place to experience traditional Korean culture, as it is home to many historical sites, such as the Hwaseong Fortress and the Suwon Hwaseong Museum. Additionally, Suwon is known for its excellent public transportation system, making it easy to get around the city. Before moving to Suwon, it is important to be aware of the language barrier, as English is not widely spoken. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the cultural differences between Korea and other countries, such as the importance of respecting elders and the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with neighbors.

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What do I need to know before moving to Suwon?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Suwon, they said:

"Suwon is a vibrant city located in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and modern infrastructure. Before moving to Suwon, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally higher than other parts of South Korea. Additionally, expats should research the local transportation system, which includes buses, subways, and taxis. It is also important to be aware of the language barrier, as English is not widely spoken in Suwon. Finally, expats should research the local customs and etiquette, as they may differ from their home country," remarked one expat in Suwon, Korea.

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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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