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Things You Can Get For ₩1,000 In Korea

What Can You Buy With ₩1,000 (0.85USD) In Korea? Check Out Our List Of 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop For And Do

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What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Things in Korea are not cheap compared to many other Asian cities, but lots of affordable eats, drinks, and shopping can still be found if you look really closely. Today we came up with a list of things you can enjoy for ₩1,000 each. That's less than 1USD! 😮



1. Peanut Bread (땅콩빵)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

It's as simple as its name. It's peanut flavoured bread in the shape of a peanut. The prices might vary depending on where you find them, but some definitely sell for ₩1,000.


2. Deli Manjoo(델리만쥬)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Doesn't it look familiar? Deli Manjoos are often sold at many subway stations. I find these fish-shaped ones especially cute! If you ever feel like grabbing a snack in between subway rides, look for Deli Manjoo.


3. Tteokbokki in a Cup(컵떡볶이)

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A plate of tteokbokki is already considered super cheap but a snack amount that comes in a cup is even cheaper! Any busy university area has food trucks and stalls that offer tteokbokki in cups at cheap prices.


4. Bungeo-ppang(붕어빵)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

These are different from the Deli Manjoos we introduced earlier. These come with fillings inside and are bigger too. The most classic filling is red bean and other options include cream, matcha cream and chocolate. On average you get about 3-4 pastries for ₩1,000. Bungeo-ppangs usually come out in autumn and winter.


5. Hotteok(호떡)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Fried with delicious sizzling sounds, hoddeok is a classic street snack in Korea with the lowest price tag at ₩1,000. There's a hotteok stall close to where I work and the delicious fried pastry with melted brown sugar and assorted nuts inside only costs ₩1,000. You'll find hotteoks at cheap prices in any busy university area.


6. Fish Cake(어묵)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

On a cold winter day, grab these fish cake skewers at street stalls and you also get unlimited fish cake soup. It only costs ₩1,000 each to warm up.


7. Homeplus(홈플러스)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Did you know that Homeplus, one of the biggest supermarket franchises in Korea, also has lots of great items on promotion for only ₩1,000? 


8. Large Supermarkets

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Similar to Homeplus, lots of big supermarkets have items on promotion and for sale for under ₩1,000. A lot of the times you'll find items at cheaper prices than regular supermarkets and convenience stores.

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

You can get chips, microwave rice, instant noodles, etc. for under ₩1,000. You'll walk out happy and satisfied with all the cheap items you found.


9. Daiso (다이소)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

A lot of you guys have probably heard of Daiso and that they make innovative quality products at low prices nonstop. Lots of brands such as Marvel partner with Daiso, offering brand products at low prices.

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Stationery, toys, other products featuring characters from Disney, Avengers and many more are available at cheap prices here.


10. Exchange Rate

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Exchange rates differ by venues, so you want to look around and find the cheapest one possible. If you travel there and back just to exchange money, that also requires your time and transportation fees. Before you go ahead with the trip, look around your accommodation and see if you can spot any automated currency exchange machines.

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Wow Exchange machines offer lots of currency exchange options at rates similar to Myeongdong currency exchanges. Look around and see if you can spot any around your accommodation!


11. Retail Stores

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

Lots of retail stores will put out snacks that are about to expire on sale. If you spot any while walking by, don't miss out!


12. Noraebang/Karaoke(노래방)

What to buy with ₩1,000 (0.85USD) in Korea? 12 Things You Can Eat, Drink, Shop, cheap shopping, korea, seoul, daiso, homeplus, snacks, street food, noraebang, karaoke

If you're not hungry and would like to look for a cheap activity to do, look for booth noraebangs. Booth noraebangs offer 3-4 songs (5 if you get really lucky) for ₩1,000. Get your Beyonce on before you move on to the next activity on your list.


Those are the 12 things you can eat, buy, shop for or do for just ₩1,000! Fill up your trip to Korea with these humble things that will definitely leave fond memories for you to look back on. There's no need to break the bank to make your trip here count!



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