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  • Connect with fellow Indians in South Korea

  • Get information in our South Korea guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in South Korea

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InterNations – Uniting Indians living in South Korea

Would you like to get in touch with other Indians in South Korea? Are you in need of help and advice from your Indian compatriots? Or would you like to join other Indian expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the urban sprawl of Gyeonggi?

Whether you have settled as an expat in South Korea or are still living in India and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations South Korea offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Indian expats in South Korea, coming from all corners of India - from Mumbai, over New Delhi to Chennai.

Indian expats moving to South Korea: Your questions answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in South Korea, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in South Korea. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in South Korea? As an expat in South Korea, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in South Korea currently are:

  • Americans
  • Canadians
  • British
  • Indians

Which cities are most popular among expats in South Korea? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in South Korea:

  • Seoul
  • Busan
  • Incheon

How much rent do expats pay in South Korea? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 495 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.455 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within South Korea.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in South Korea.

Average rent in Seoul

  • Single expats: 811 USD
  • Expat families: 2.645 USD

Average rent in Busan

  • Single expats: 550 USD
  • Expat families: 1.200 USD

Average rent in Incheon

  • Single expats: 278 USD
  • Expat families: 1.213 USD

How safe is South Korea? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in South Korea as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is South Korea for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in South Korea as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in South Korea (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

Meet other Indians at our events in South Korea

Attend our monthly events and activities for Indians expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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May 11, 2024, 6:45 AM
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Find Tips and Advice on South Korea from Indian Expats

Of course, expat living in South Korea is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Indians is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the South Korean way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Indians in South Korea, residing in Seoul, Busan, Incheon and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Indians in Seoul.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Indian food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the South Korean InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from India in South Korea.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our South Korea Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get bhakri in Busan.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for South Korea to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Indian embassy.

From the urban sprawl of Gyeonggi to such popular nature places as Boseong Tea Field, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Indian expats in South Korea.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Indians in South Korea

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in South Korea. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional South Korean kimchi, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Seoul’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see Korea's honeymoon island of Jeju as well as other beautiful landmarks in South Korea.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from India and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Namaste from our Indians living in South Korea!