What do I need to know before moving to Gangneung?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Gangneung, they said...
"Gangneung is a city located in the eastern part of South Korea, known for its beautiful beaches and traditional Korean houses. Before moving to Gangneung, expats should be aware that the primary language spoken is Korean, so learning some basic phrases or taking a language course could be beneficial. The cost of living in Gangneung is relatively lower compared to Seoul or Busan, but it's still important to budget accordingly. The city is famous for its seafood, particularly squid, and traditional Korean cuisine, so be prepared to explore a variety of food options. Public transportation is reliable and affordable, with buses and trains connecting Gangneung to other parts of the country. However, English signage might not be as prevalent as in larger cities, so it's helpful to familiarize yourself with the Korean alphabet. Gangneung has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. It's advisable to pack clothing suitable for all seasons. The city is also home to several cultural and historical sites, including Ojukheon House and Gyeongpodae Pavilion. Expats should also be aware that South Korea has a national healthcare system, and all residents are required to enroll. Lastly, South Koreans are known for their hospitality and respect for elders, so understanding and respecting local customs and traditions is important," said a member in Gangneung, Korea.
- What should I pack when moving to Gangneung?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Gangneung?
- Will I be able to find a job in Gangneung?
- What is life like in Gangneung?
- What do expats in Gangneung appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Gangneung?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Gangneung accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Gangneung like?
- What are healthcare services like in Gangneung?
- What are medical services in Gangneung like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Gangneung?
- What are emergency services like in Gangneung?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Gangneung?
- How are local medical facilities in Gangneung?
- As a foreigner living in Gangneung, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before moving to Gangneung?If you live in Gangneung, newcomers to Gangneung would love to hear your answer to this question.