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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
₩100,000
  • Dorm bed ₩20,000
  • Street food ₩1000–5000
  • Local beer per bottle ₩3000
  • Hiking up Namsan: free
  • Entry to National Museum of Korea: free
  • Subway ticket ₩1150
Midrange
₩100,000–300,000
  • Hanok guesthouse ₩70,000
  • Food walking tour ₩88,000
  • Entry to Gyeongbokgung ₩3000
  • Galbi (barbecued meat) meal ₩40,000
  • Theatre ticket ₩40,000
Top end (more than)
₩300,000
  • Hotel ₩200,000
  • Royal Korean banquet ₩70,000
  • Scrub and massage at top-notch spa ₩60,000
  • DMZ tour ₩96,000

The South Korean unit of currency is the won (₩), with ₩10, ₩50, ₩100 and ₩500 coins. Notes come in denominations of ₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10,000 and ₩50,000.

See www.xe.com for up-to-date exchange rates.