Undiscovered and somewhat off-the-map, but still vibrantly modern with its finger right on the pulse, Korea is a huge melting pot of East Asian culture waiting to be explored.
The official language spoken in South Korea is Korean.
Name: South Korean Won
2000 KRW is approx £1.40
Time Zone: Korea Standard Time (UTC+09:00)
The typical cost of a domestic beer in South Korea is about 3,000 ₩ on average (approx £2.10), and you're looking at around 5,000 ₩ for an imported beer (approx £3.50).
The cost of a cheap restaurant meal in South Korea is around 7,000 ₩ on average (approx £4.85), but the price of incredible street food ranges from as little as 1,000 ₩ (approx 70p) to 5,000 ₩ (approx £3.50).
Looking to catch a cab? A normal taxi tariff starts at 3,000 ₩ (approx £2) and adds around 1,200 ₩ (approx 85p) for every 1km.
A one way ticket on public transport costs between 1,200 ₩ and 1,300 ₩ (approx 85p-95p). If you're there for a while, have a look at the monthly pass, as it only sets you back 55,000 ₩ (about £38).
Looking for a hostel in South Korea? The cost per night for a dorm can be up to 20,000 ₩ (approx £14).
South Korea has a range of accommodation to choose from, from hostels or guesthouses to high-end hotels, with prices starting at around 33,000 ₩ (approx £23) a night, going up to 200,000 ₩ (approx £138) and beyond.