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What $600-$1,000 rent will get you in Seoul

What $600-$1,000 rent will get you in Seoul

 

Moving out is a strenuous task—even more so if you are planning to go to Seoul, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Luckily for you, we have decided to do the work for you! If your rent budget is within $600-$1,000, check the following amazing spots you can get in Seoul.

1. A modern studio in Dongdaemun.

Deposit: ₩10,000,000 ($8,300).

Monthly rent: ₩900,000 ($753).

This contemporary and fresh-looking studio is rather small in size but rests at the center of Dongdaemun, one of the busiest and most appealing shopping districts in Seoul. It comes fully furnished and is within walking distance to the Chungmuro Station and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.

2. A furnished apartment near Hongdae.

Deposit: ₩1,200,000 ($1,000).

Monthly rent: ₩1,200,000 ($1,000).

Hongdae is the creative, indie area in Seoul. Finding an apartment here is complicated due to its high demand, but if you are seeking a short-term arrangement, you got lucky.

This student apartment is 45 m² and is merely nine minutes away from the famed Hongdae Street and the surrounding universities.

 

3. A chic studio at the heart of Gangnam.

Deposit: ₩10,000,000 ($8,300)

Monthly rent: ₩1,100,000 ($920).

Gangnam is far more than just a viral song—it’s the most expensive neighborhood in Seoul, brimming with class, extravagant goods, and a booming social life.

This small studio is right next to the Sangsu station and within 10 minutes of Gangnam’s most iconic locations, including Octagon Club, a favorite for K-pop artists.

 

4. A brand-new studio in Yeoksam, Gangnam.

Deposit: ₩10,000,000 ($8,300)

Monthly rent: ₩750,000 ($628).

If your budget is way below $1,000, do not despair—Gangnam is still within your reach, thanks to this modern studio.

It boasts of a location far more centric within Gangnam, is merely 5 minutes away from the Yeoksam station, and still allows nearby contact with the glamorous lifestyle of Seoul’s Beverly Hills.

5. A sleek apartment in Jamsil.

Deposit: ₩10,000,000 ($8,300).

Monthly rent: ₩1,200,000 ($1,000).

If you are sporty, odds are you’d like to live in Jamsil—it hosts the legendary Jamsil Baseball Stadium, and it’s the home of the legendary Lotte World.

This beautiful apartment boasts of a pleasant view and a walk of only a few minutes to multiple subway stations and sports centers.

6. A precious studio by Itaewon.

Deposit: ₩20,000,000 ($16,744).

Monthly rent: ₩800,000 ($670).

Itaewon is known as one of the most multicultural and diverse areas of Seoul, a fantastic place for expats.

Located in Yongsan, the closeness to the subway station makes commuting easy, and its centric position allows for fast access to the vibrant life within the Itaewon area.

 

7. A calm, quiet apartment by the busy Myeong-dong.

Deposit: ₩10,000,000 ($8,300).

Monthly rent: ₩1,200,000 ($1,000).

Myeong-dong is always busy—brimming with stores and malls, this shopping district is convenient, yet also restless.

Forget about the noise, though. This apartment allows you the quiet solitude of suburban life right in the middle of Myeong-dong, all while being fully furnished and pretty to boot!

 

8. A perfect studio near Namdaemun.

Deposit: ₩10,000,000 ($8,300).

Monthly rent: ₩1,000,000 ($830).

Also in Jung-gu, we have this centric studio. Located right by the City Hall subway station, this cozy spot has a beautiful view and fast access to multiple important locations in Seoul—the Seoul City Hall, Deoksugung, the Seoul Museum of Art, and even Namdaemun, Korea’s oldest market.

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