Where should I setup a bank account in Gimpo?
We asked expats in Gimpo what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...
"Expats considering retirement in Gimpo, should be aware of several factors. Firstly, they should have a basic understanding of the Korean language as English is not widely spoken, especially among the older population. They should also be prepared for a high cost of living, particularly in terms of housing and healthcare. Korea has a national healthcare system, but it may not cover all medical needs, so it's advisable to have additional private health insurance. The quality of healthcare is generally high, with many doctors and medical staff speaking English. The climate in Gimpo is temperate, with four distinct seasons, including a hot, humid summer and a cold winter. Expats should be prepared for this range of weather conditions. Korean cuisine is diverse and delicious, but it can be spicy and may take some getting used to. Western food is available, but it can be expensive. Public transportation in Gimpo is efficient and affordable, with a comprehensive network of buses, trains, and subways. However, driving can be challenging due to heavy traffic and different road rules. Korea has a rich culture and history, and expats should respect local customs and traditions. This includes understanding the importance of age and status in Korean society, and the customary bowing when greeting someone. Finally, expats should be aware that the process of getting a visa and residency permit can be complex and time-consuming. It's advisable to seek professional advice or assistance to navigate the immigration process," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Gimpo, Korea.
- What should I pack when moving to Gimpo?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Gimpo?
- Will I be able to find a job in Gimpo?
- What is life like in Gimpo?
- What do expats in Gimpo appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Gimpo?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Gimpo accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Gimpo like?
- What are healthcare services like in Gimpo?
- What are medical services in Gimpo like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Gimpo?
- What are emergency services like in Gimpo?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Gimpo?
- How are local medical facilities in Gimpo?
- As a foreigner living in Gimpo, 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?
Where should I setup a bank account in Gimpo?If you live in Gimpo, newcomers to Gimpo would love to hear your answer to this question.