How are the prices in South Korea?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 8, 2008 6:41 AM Last Post By: omnest
Jul 28, 2008 5:52 AM
Jul 28, 2008 7:36 AM
1Compared to Shanghai and Tokyo, prices in Korea are dirt cheap!! If you eat Korean food, you're looking at $1.50-$4 US per meal. If you eat food at the kiosks on the street, you could find it for even cheaper than that. You can get Korean beer for about $3 US, althgouh you're looking at Hite or OB or another skunky Korean beer for that price. For about $5, you could get a decent beer. $5 is also the standard price for many cocktails, as well (at least in Busan, it is). Transportation from city to city is excellent. Korea has a very good bus network, which is always reasonably cheap. Intercity buses could run you anywhere between $6 and $25, and you can catch the KTX (the Korean equivalent of the TGV) from Seoul to Busan (or vice versa) for about $45, which is well worth it, since the train is gorgeous and super comfy, and the entire trip only takes about 3 hours. Local buses and subwasy shouldn't cost you more than $1-$2 per ride. I'm not sure about hotels, since I never stayed in many hotels in Korea. My guess is that you'd be looking at anywhere between $20-$50 per night.
Jul 28, 2008 7:40 AM
2If you're creative and don't mind a slight degree of discomfort, you could find a place to stay in Korea for cheaper. It wouldn't be unheard of to spend the night in a PC Bang (internet cafe) or a DVD Bang (private DVD room, with a big screen and a bed-like sofa) or a jimjillbang (kind of a sauna with a sleeping area).
Aug 2, 2008 5:16 AM
3I'm a Korean, living in Korea. I've lived in Korea in my whole life.(except those times that I travelled)
well, Korea can be dirt cheap to dirt expensive.
If you want to save money, you can find meals from $1.5, but if you want to it 'proper' food at 'proper' restarants, you're looking at $30~$100 per person, per meal. I'd say transporatation is great. Public transportation and even taxis are dirt cheap compared to most Western countries. If you want to stay at 'cheap' places, you can sleep at guesthouses that cost around $18, but if you want to go to any motel or hotel, even love motels will be over 40$(in most major cities, unless there are 'too many' motel in a small area.) Hotels, it depends, but any rooms at any hotels(except the really, really old and dirty ones) cost over $80.
once again, I must tell you that Korean can be dirt cheap or dirt expensive.
It's all up to you. Also, Korea can be an amazing country if you know where to go in advance, but if you have no information about the place, it's a bit hard to get to know the country in a short time. Most people don't speak whole a lot of English, even in travel agencies.
Aug 6, 2008 3:07 AM
4Compared to Tokyo (I am NOT saying Tokyo or Japan is expensive, I really think you can do it cheap) Korea is cheaper. The price for food for one in Tokyo is what you will pay for two here. Accomodation is much cheaper and travel also slightly cheaper.
Even though most people don't speak a lot of English travel can be done - plus it's part of the fun!
Oct 8, 2008 6:41 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$138.49 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$9.36 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$168.31 per night