Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Hannam
• Itaewon
• Bangbaee

Rental Housing Cost

Rental housing cost varies depending on the type, size, and location of the property:

Apartment City Centre:
• 1 Bed: 600,000 – 1,500,000 KRW
• 3 Bed: 1,800,000 – 4,500,000 KRW

Apartment Outside of Centre:
• 1 Bed: 400,000 – 900,000 KRW
• 3 Bed: 1,100,000 – 2,300,000 KRW


Local Details


Seoul has a modern and efficient system of public transportation that includes both subway trains and buses. Seoul has nine major subway lines that run all throughout the city and into the suburbs and surrounding areas.

Fun Facts

Seoul is an amazing combination of contrasts. While walking along the busy streets of downtown Seoul, you may suddenly find yourself at the gate of an ancient castle. Entirely different landscapes and attractions catch your attention at every turn you make. Many shopping attractions spread throughout the city (Gangnam, Myeongdong, Dongdaemoon, Sinsadong Garosu Gil, etc) while Itaewon serves as the representative expat area with a great selection of foreign restaurants.

Tourist attractions include the Namsan mountain, a 550m-long, 34m-wide Gwanghwamun square, Cheonggye Plaza, and many historical places (Insadong, National museums, Palaces etc.).

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