South Korea

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Why South Korea?

A small population of digital nomads and adventurous retirees have chosen South Korea for its top-notch healthcare and infrastructure, lively festivals and things to see and do, and kind people. There are endless opportunities to teach conversational English. Seoul is one of the world’s safest big cities, although the traffic is 😱 and the pollution is a major con. Expats report culture shock over the collectivist nature of the people in this full democracy, especially compared to rugged American individualism, but some find they prefer it. The cost of living is no bargain, but you can live modestly enough, especially outside the city, and enjoy your fill of delicious Korean food at reasonable prices.

Should you move to South Korea?

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South Korea at a Glance

Highest 25%

Ranks Highly For:
Raising Kids

Ranks Highly For:
Studying Abroad

Ranks Highly For:

Healthcare Ranking:
Top 25%

Infrastructure Ranking:
Top 10%

Government Style:
Full Democracy

Mostly Legal:
Gambling, Abortion

Online Guides

Our fave resources for making your move.

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International Living magazine has been helping their readers retire, move and invest overseas for over 40 years, although they don’t currently feature South Korea.

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Find useful info to make the most of your expat project and get in touch with expatriates.

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Their Living in South Korea Guide is an introduction to everything about the basics for moving to South Korea: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

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