Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My Korea Travel Expenses


Sharing my expenses from my Seoul-Jeju trip last Autumn. In a way, this will also be my personal record that I can conveniently look back on that day that I decide to go back to Korea. I actually checked my Korea Spring Budget before this second trip so I can gauge how much money I needed to bring!

Photos from Incheon Airport while waiting for my flight back to MNL.





Disclaimer, I am not saying this is the best budget for a Korea trip. Just plain stating facts based from my experience. Others prefer a tipid trip, while some go for a luxurious, all-out travel experience. Mine's alanganin, haha! May onting pasarap (I take cabs pag naliligaw na, I don't deprive myself from coffee breaks and cute Van Gogh souvenirs) but medyo budget conscious padin (For now I prefer Airbnb / dorms over hotels, I also consciously avoided the usual k-beauty and sneakers shopping for this trip).

Anyway, the details! Also placed the links from my per-day Korea blog entries in case you're interested to read them:

Daily Trip Expenses

Day 1 - One Night in Seoul

Airport Taxes - Php 1620
Airport Train Single Journey Ticket - 4700 Won
T-Card - 13,000 Won
Water and Bread - 3000 Won
Gapyeong Day Pass - 6000 Won
Garden of Morning Calm discounted pass - Php 6000 Won
Hot Chocolate from Vendo - 300 Won
Street food dinner in Myeongdong:
Egg Bread - 3000 Won
Potato Twirl - 3000 Won
Cheese on Stick - 3000 Won
Strawberry Mochi - 2500 Won

Total - 44,500 Won // Php 1887






Day 2 - I Left My Heart in JejuAir

Pomato Bibimbap Brunch - 5000 Won
Coffee at the Airport - 5100 Won
Taxi from Jeju Airport to R Hotel - 5300 Won
Extra charge for wrong branch / room - 12000 Won
Bus to Hamdeok Beach - 1300 Won
Dinner at Cafe Delmoondo - 10,500 Won
Heat Packs - 450 Won x 3
Bus going back to dorm - 1300 Won

Total - 41,850 Won // Php 1768







Day 3 - Museums in Jeju Island

Bus to Yeomiji Botanical Garden - 2800 Won
Lunch at Play KPop - 6800 Won
Taxi to Van Gogh Inside - 2800 Won
Van Gogh Inside Ticket - 12000 Won
Van Gogh Souvenirs - 26000 Won
Hello Kitty Island Entrance - 12000 Won
Hello Kitty Coffee and Brownie - 8000 Won
Taxi (Going to Hello Kitty, Osulloc, Beach, Dormitory) - 60,000 Won
O'Sulloc Pasalubong - 17000 Won
Dinner - 10000 Won

Total - 157,400 Won // Php 6,667





Day 4 - Oh, Hongdae!

Taxi to Airport - 3700 Won
Airport Coffee and Cheesecake - 10,000 Won
Souvenir Shops - 21000 Won
MBC Tour Entrance - 18000 Won
MBC Tour USB - 20000 Won
Dinner - 12000 Won
Etude Brow Mascara - 8000 Won
Latte at Sheep Cafe - 4500 Won
Water - 850 Won
T-Card - 2000 Won

Total - 100,050 Won // Php 4238





Day 5

T-Money for train to airport - 4100 Won
Airport Dunkin Donuts Lunch - 6400 Won

Total - Php 435

Total Expenses for 5 Days - Php 14,994

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Pre-Trip Expenses:

Airfares
Round trip flight from MNL to Incheon is sponsored, but for budgeting purposes, let's say I got it on seat-sale which is usually at Php 8000
Seoul to Jeju Roundtrip via JejuAir - 69,000 Won / Php 2845

Accommodations
New Sun Guesthouse (via Airbnb) - Php 1672 / 1 Night
Jeju R Hostel (via Agoda) - Php 1148 / 2 Nights
Dustin Guesthouse Hongdae (via Agoda) - Php 1452 / 1 Night

Korean Visa
Processed through Rakso Travel - Php 1000

Flytpack Travel Wifi
Sponsored, but for budgeting purposes, South Korea rental is Php 300 / Day
Php 300 x 5 Days = Php 1500

Total Pre-Trip Expenses - Php 17,617

Grand Total = Php 32,611

For 5 Days, 4 Nights in Korea!



Read more about this trip HERE.
Get Php 950 off on you Airbnb booking HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Did you book your own ticket going to korea and jeju island? Where? How?

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