May 29, 2016

[KOREA TRIP 2016] Travel Expenses

Hello ~ In today's post I'll share you how much the 2½ weeks in Seoul, South Korea cost me. I'll split the expenses in two sections - before the trip & during the trip. I haven't traveled for a long time so I had to "start from the crash" aka take new passport photos and renew my passport etc. Are you curious? Read more after the cut ~ 

photos from pixabay


ALL EXPENSES BEFORE THE TRIP = 711 €
  • Flight tickets (Direct flight, two-way, Finnair club membership) 580 €
  • New photos for passport 29 €
  • New passport 44 €
  • HAVRIX-shot (Against Hepatitis A) 58 €
ALL EXPENSES DURING THE TRIP = 966,71 €



Accommodations in Korea


Public Transportation
  • T-Money Card KRW 55,000 / ~42 €
  • Taxi KRW 10,000 / ~7,60 € (We used taxi only once when we missed the last subway)

Sightseeing, concerts etc.
Shopping
  • New bag, random stuff & bunch of cosmetics KRW 306,300 / ~232,15 € (Korea haul here)
  • Souvenirs back to Finland ~30 €
Food & Cafes
  • Breakfast was included in the accommodations
  • Food expenses per day changes between KRW 1,500 - 10,000 / 1,15 - 7,60 € depending on what, where & how much I ate.
  • Cafe expenses per day changes between KRW 3,500 - 6,000 / 2,65 - 4,50 €
  • I'd say average daily budget for food & cafes is KRW 15,000 / 11,40 €
  • Food & Cafe expenses based on the average daily budget above for 16 days is 182,40 €
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Before the trip I sold some stuff I didn't need anymore & saved money to my other bank account starting from December. Just before leaving to Korea I exchanged 457 € to about KRW 602,940 in cash. During my stay in Korea I withdrew ~200 € / KRW 266,508 in cash. I paid almost everything in Korea with cash :) After the trip I have 2 € on my bank account and 10 € on my other - luckily I still live at home with my mom :)

If you are ever planning to go to South Korea and are wondering if your money is enough - I can assure you; If you don't shop as much as I did, you're going to be fine ! The food was amazingly cheap & filling. If you just make your mind you can live with very low food expenses in Korea ! Basically everything was cheaper compared to Finland :) I highly recommend Seoul to everyone ^^

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