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"Before moving to Gimpo, expats should know that the official language is Korean, and while English is taught in schools, not everyone may be fluent in it. It's beneficial to learn some basic Korean phrases to help with daily life. Gimpo is a city located in the northwest of South Korea, near the Yellow Sea and the North Korean border. It's less crowded and more peaceful than Seoul, but still offers a variety of amenities and attractions. The cost of living in Gimpo is generally lower than in Seoul, but it's still considered high compared to many Western countries. Housing can be expensive, especially in popular areas, and you may need to pay a large deposit upfront. Korean cuisine is a significant part of the culture, and Gimpo is no exception. The city is known for its fresh seafood and local dishes, so be prepared to explore new flavors. Public transportation in Gimpo is efficient and affordable, with a network of buses and trains connecting the city to other parts of the country. However, traffic can be heavy during peak hours, and driving can be challenging due to different road rules. Healthcare in Korea is of a high standard, and Gimpo has several hospitals and clinics. However, it's essential to have health insurance, as medical costs can be high. Koreans work long hours, and the work culture is hierarchical. Respect for elders and superiors is deeply ingrained in Korean society, so it's important to understand and follow these social norms. Korea has four distinct seasons, with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Gimpo's climate is similar, so you'll need a variety of clothing. Finally, it's crucial to understand the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula. While Gimpo is generally safe, tensions between North and South Korea can escalate, leading to increased security measures," wrote a member who made the move to Gimpo, Korea.

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