Korea is a fascinating country with an equally fascinating culture. From traditional architecture and cuisine to modern skyscrapers and shopping districts, there’s something for everyone. It may be the most expensive country in Asia but it’s also where you can find some of the greatest bargains around. Here is a breakdown of how much it costs for an average traveler to spend one day in Korea:
Flight to Korea
You can travel to Korea by plane. It is the fastest way to get there and will require you to spend less time on a plane than it would if you were traveling by boat or land, but it will cost you more money. There are direct flights from the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
The cheapest flight from LAX (Los Angeles) to Incheon International Airport costs $300 roundtrip on Korean Air for travel in fall 2019. The most expensive flight I found was $1,200 roundtrip on Air France for travel in July 2020; however, this price includes layovers in Paris/Charles de Gaulle and Tokyo/Narita airports as well as some other cities along the way such as Bangkok or Hong Kong before reaching Seoul’s Incheon International Airport—so it might not be worth paying that much unless you’ve got time to kill while waiting between flights!
Getting Around in Korea
Getting around in Korea is much more affordable than you might think. The cost of transportation will vary depending on where you are and what mode of transportation you choose, but as a general rule, it’s very reasonable.
Busan is one of the most popular destinations for budget travelers because it costs less than $10 to get from Busan Station to Seomyeon by subway and then only $1-2 to get around town via bus or taxi. If you’re staying in Seoul, consider purchasing an unlimited bus pass for about $15 per day or a flash pass (which allows you access to certain subway lines) for about $15 per day. These passes will save you money over buying single tickets each time that can be up to three times as expensive!
On Jeju Island, travel is similar: there are buses and taxis available at any hour of the day or night for about $5 per ride—and some hotels offer free shuttles into town so guests don’t have to worry about getting lost either! Incheon International Airport offers several different ways of getting around depending on how long your flight was: if yours was less than two hours then there will likely be an airport shuttle; if yours was between two and three hours then there may still be one available but probably not until later; if yours lasted longer than three hours then look into booking ahead with a taxi company so they know when exactly they should pick up passengers–this way everyone arrives safely at their destination without any hassle.
Accommodations in Korea
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Korea, there are a number of options available. Your best bet is probably going to be one of Seoul’s many hostels, which offer some of the cheapest accommodations in Korea. A bed in a dormitory costs around $10 per night, and private rooms are generally under $30 per night. If you want something more luxurious, try staying at a hotel instead; these start at about $40 per night and can go as high as $200 or more depending on how fancy they are.
You might also consider booking yourself into one of Seoul’s homestays or guesthouses if you’d like to get closer to Korean culture while still getting all the comforts of home (like your own room). Homestays tend to cost less than hotel rooms but may not include breakfast as part of their deal; if this doesn’t matter much then consider this option! Guesthouses usually have fewer rooms than hotels do so book early if possible—they may fill up quickly!
Food and Drink
Food and drink in Korea can be relatively affordable. A meal at a Korean restaurant will cost about $12-15, but if you’re looking for Western fare, expect to pay $15-20. If your idea of a good time is eating fast food, there are plenty of options around the country that will cost no more than $5-10 per person.
Things to Do in Korea
Korean culture is a broad term that encompasses many different aspects of Korean identity. It’s the way people interact with one another and how they view their place in the world around them. There are many different ways to learn about Korean culture, including language classes, food tours of markets and restaurants, museums and galleries focused on specific aspects of Korean art or history, concerts by K-pop stars at Seoul’s World Cup Stadium (where PSY performed in 2002), trips to traditional houses known as hanoks or palaces like Changdeokgung Palace which was built during the Joseon Dynasty period (1392-1910), and hiking through mountains that have been preserved since before recorded history began.
Shopping in Korea
Korea is a fantastic place to shop for unique products. There are several great shopping spots in Korea, and the best deals on shopping in Korea can be found at these places. Many international visitors come here hoping to find some of the best places to shop in Korea, but there are other ways you can save money on your purchases.
An average traveler spends $130 on food, transportation and accommodation every day.
According to Numbeo, a popular cost of living site, living expenses in Korea are higher than most other countries. This is because there are two currencies in use throughout the country: the local won and the US dollar. The former accounts for around 90% of transactions so prices are often quoted as such and thus higher than what you might expect if shopping abroad.
The average person spends about $130 per day on food, transportation and accommodation when visiting Korea—which may seem like a lot but it’s actually not bad considering how much people spend on these things in other parts of Asia (just look at Japan), or even back home in America!
Korea has also seen its economy improve drastically over the past few years so prices should continue going down or at least stay level with inflation rates which means more savings for you!
Traveling to Korea can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to save money while still having fun and making memories during your holiday. It’s important to do research before going on vacation so you know how much everything will cost beforehand.