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Yeosu, Korea

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Yeosu, Korea. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Yeosu?

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

"Expats considering retirement in Yeosu should be aware of several factors. Firstly, they should have a basic understanding of the Korean language as English is not widely spoken in Yeosu. They should also be prepared for a high cost of living, especially in terms of housing and healthcare. The healthcare system in Korea is excellent but can be expensive, so it's important to have comprehensive health insurance. The climate in Yeosu is relatively mild, with four distinct seasons, but winters can be quite cold. The city is known for its seafood and beautiful coastal scenery, but it's less bustling and cosmopolitan than cities like Seoul or Busan. Public transportation is reliable and efficient, but having a car can be more convenient for exploring the surrounding areas. Korean culture places a strong emphasis on respect for elders, so retirees are generally treated well. However, it's important to familiarize oneself with Korean customs and etiquette to avoid any cultural misunderstandings. Finally, while Yeosu is a safe city, it's always important to be aware of one's surroundings and take standard precautions to protect personal safety and belongings," remarked one expat who made the move to Yeosu.

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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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