How much money should I bring?
You will not receive your first paycheck until after your first full month teaching, and you will at least need money to pay for a bus ticket from the airport (~₩20,000), the health exam for your ARC (₩100,000), plus all food, entertainment, transportation on buses and subways, etc. The exact amount you will need for food and entertainment is directly related to your spending habits, and also depends on how you budget your money. We typically recommend that teachers bring between ₩700,000–1,000,000₩ to get them through their first month.
Tip: Use the free currency converter on XE.com to determine how Korean Won relates to your local currency.