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.

Comments

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

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