saving won

Life in Korea: living cheaply to save won

Author’s note: ‘Life in Korea’ posts are written with the newer expats among us in mind. If you have a more experienced view to offer, comments are wide open.

Life in Korea doesn’t have to be expensive – in fact, people can live quite cheaply thanks to a good salary and a low cost of living. Think about it: your three biggest expenses back home (for most) were your apartment, your car, and your food. Here in Dae Han Min Guk, your apartment is (probably) free, your car is public transportation, and your food is probably a lot cheaper than at home. Of the two million Korean won (or more) you make every month, there’s no reason why you can’t save up to half of your salary with a little bit of discipline and forethought.


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