Average cost of trip to South Korea

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in South Korea

Updated Feb. 3, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to South Korea? You should plan to spend around ₩82,749.35 ($74.55) per day on your trip to South Korea for one person and ₩118,879.35 ($107.10) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (₩46,619.35 $42.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (₩31,479.16 $28.36) and some entertainment (₩40,780.83 $36.74) for two. Find more about South Korea travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to South Korea cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to South Korea is around ₩1,668,695.32 ($1,503.35) for one person and around ₩2,945,792.53 ($2,653.90) for a couple including flights. November is the cheapest month to go to South Korea.

Budget

One Week for Two ₩1,707,526.47 ≈ $1,538.33
Two Weeks for Two ₩2,212,516.73 ≈ $1,993.29

Comfort

One Week for Two ₩2,945,792.53 ≈ $2,653.90
Two Weeks for Two ₩3,603,498.35 ≈ $3,246.44

High-end

One Week for Two ₩4,182,849.26 ≈ $3,768.38
Two Weeks for Two ₩5,590,614.96 ≈ $5,036.66
South Korea Travel Budget

South Korea

Currency ₩ (Won)
Exchange Rate 100₩ $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 24 Feb 2021, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit South Korea?

A lot of people want to visit South Korea and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.

✈ Cost of flights to South Korea from

How much does it cost to fly to South Korea? High season for flights to South Korea spans from July to September — prepare to pay $936.00 and more for your return flight to South Korea. The period from January to March is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $808.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in South Korea

How much do hotels charge per night in South Korea? High season in South Korea runs from March to May. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $156.00. Low season spans from November to February. You can get a room for a night for as low as $67.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

3*, 4* Hotels. Double rooms in 3*, 4* Hotels cost around $126.67 per night, but prices can go up to 23% higher during high season.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $50.82 per night, but prices can go up to 206% higher during high season.

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🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in South Korea

How much does food in South Korea cost? The average cost of food and drinks in South Korea is ₩0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around ₩7,226.00 ($6.51). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.

How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in South Korea is around ₩810.29 ($0.73). A soft drink is around ₩1,520.68 ($1.37) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around ₩5,161.43 ($4.65) when you buy it in a bar.

Average prices for meals and drinks in South Korea
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink ₩1,520.68 ≈$1.37
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water ₩810.29 ≈$0.73
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Bar Drinks
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🍺 Beer ₩5,161.43 ≈$4.65
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two ₩7,226.00 ≈$6.51
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April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ₩7,203.80 $6.49
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two ₩36,041.20 $32.47
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer ₩4,506.54 $4.06
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink ₩1,509.58 $1.36
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water ₩810.29 $0.73

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in South Korea

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in South Korea?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in South Korea
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre ₩10,322.86 ≈$9.30
🕺 Night Club
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre ₩9,013.07 $8.12

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in South Korea

How much does airport transfer cost in South Korea? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately ₩832.49 ($0.75).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in South Korea
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Transfers
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi ₩832.49 ≈$0.75
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport ₩1,132.18 ≈$1.02
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April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi ₩721.49 $0.65
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport ₩1,121.08 $1.01

☀ Weather in South Korea

The hottest season in South Korea runs from May to October. The average temperature is around 27 °C. The rainy season is from June to November with average rainfall of 61mm.

🤑 Calculate your South Korea travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in South Korea Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
South Korea 1503.4 835 294 99.3 128.6 35.1 111.4