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I'm thinking of travelling to Seoul, South Korea for three months (around February-May something) and I was wondering what it would cost?

I'm going to try to live as cheap as possible, eat quite cheap and spend money on activities instead.

So what do you think it would cost for a tourist in Seoul for three months?

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closed as too broad by choster, Geeo, Vince, Dirty-flow, Karlson Nov 27 '13 at 15:35

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Welcome to travel.SE. You might want to clarify what it means as cheap as possible, since you can also go Freegan if you choose to. –  Karlson Nov 27 '13 at 14:32
There are too many variables— what part of Seoul? How much food and of what quality? What kinds of activities? How will you get around? How much do you value personal health and safety? And besides, people from Japan, India, or Canada might have different ideas of what services are "essential." –  choster Nov 27 '13 at 14:34
As cheap as possible would mean lots of camping and in cities sleeping in only jjimjilbangs. A year ago I lived in a hostel in Seoul for seven weeks at a discount rate, mostly ate out at cheap places, and occasionally went out drinking. I spent no more than $1,500 - probably less. But it's possible to live much more cheaply, depending on how far you want to push it. –  hippietrail Nov 27 '13 at 14:36
I wouldn't worry about personal health or safety in Seoul. It's safer than just about any other city its size, with the possible exception of Tokyo. In Japan I would even consider camping with homeless people, but I wouldn't in Korea. –  hippietrail Nov 27 '13 at 14:38
@hippietrail "Safe" isn't merely an expression of crime or hospitality. If I go over the railing of a bridge to climb into the framework to sleep, I'm saving a lot of money over a hotel, but I'm definitely putting my safety at greater risk. –  choster Nov 27 '13 at 19:20

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