Currency

Korean won (₩)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than ₩100,000

  • Dorm bed: ₩20,000
  • Street food: ₩1000–5000
  • Hiking: free
  • Entry to National Museum of Korea: free
  • Subway ticket: ₩1300

Midrange: ₩100,000–300,000

  • Hanok guesthouse: ₩70,000
  • Entry to Gyeongbokgung (Palace of Shining Happiness): ₩3000
  • Barbecued pork meal: ₩40,000
  • Theatre ticket: ₩40,000

Top end: More than ₩300,000

  • High-end hotel: ₩200,000
  • Royal Korean banquet: ₩80,000
  • Scrub and massage at a jjimjilbang (luxury sauna): ₩60,000
  • DMZ tour: ₩100,000

Bargaining

Try bargaining (with a smile) if you're prepared to pay in cash and buy in bulk at markets, from street and subway vendors and even, occasionally, for big-ticket items in department stores.

Money

KB Bank Foreign exchange and global ATM.