Useful Information
Time Difference
Standard Time in Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9).
The unit of Korean currency is Won. Korean monetary units are KRW10, KRW50, KRW100, and KRW500 coins, and KRW1,000, KRW5,000, KRW10,000 and KRW50,000 notes.
Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom. Service charges are added to the bill but tipping is not expected. It is also not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless extra services are provided. .
The standard electricity supply is 220-volts AC at 60Hz.
T-money is a transportation card as well as a device used to pay for taxi fares and, in some cases, transactions at convenience stores. T-money card is rechargeable at any of the T-money vendors or Ticket Vending and Card Reload Devices inside most subway stations.
Weather in Seoul
Max Daytime Temperature (°C)
Min Night-time Temperature (°C)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily)
Hours of Daylight (Daily)
Heat and Humidity Discomfort
Days with some Rainfall
Monthly Rainfall (mm)
UV Index (Maximum)
28°C (82°F) in July
21°C (70°F) in July
6 Hours per day in July
14 Hours per day in July
Moderate in July
16 Days in July
358 mm (14.1 inches) in July
10 (Very High) in July