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Doing US Taxes in South Korea

Many U.S. individuals living abroad are either unaware that they have the same tax filing requirements as those living at home, or believe that they do not need to file a return if their foreign income is below the foreign earned income exclusion amo...
by The Korea Guide on Aug 17, 2014

Learning Korean – Book – An Illustrated Guide to Korean

For those of you who have been learning Korean by religiously following Chad Meyer’s and Moonjung Kim’s illustrations here is your opportunity to own some of these illustration and read it at your convenience or gift it to someone who is...
by The Korea Guide on Aug 17, 2014

Top 3 Common Housing-related Problems for Expats in Korea

Living in Korea is certainly a unique experience. Despite all of the comforts and conveniences of living a densely populated country with a homogeneous population, punctual mass transportation, advanced technology, and a zeal for fashion, there are s...
by The Korea Guide on Jan 29, 2014

Finding University Jobs in Busan

University jobs in Korea are among the country’s most competitive. Busan offers a lifestyle that is virtually unique in Korea – the beach, the big city, and milder winters than average. Living in Busan is considered by many expats to be more enjo...
by The Korea Guide on Apr 16, 2013

Doing US Taxes in Korea

While I read this article on married couples doing US taxes while abroad I found it didn’t apply to me completely as my spouse is not a US citizen. And while they provided links and great information, I’ve been unsettled to do my own...
by The Korea Guide on Jan 17, 2013

Practical guide to selecting a Quality International Mover

By Tishana Ince, International Moving Specialist, FeedbacQ An international move is a crucial juncture in your life, whether you are moving abroad or moving back to your home country after your stint overseas, the whole process can be overwhelming. T...
by The Korea Guide on Dec 20, 2012

Views on Moving to South Korea with your family – wife and kids

When I had to move to Korea, it was pretty simple, I cleared my interview, got my visa, packed my bags and within 2 months I was in Seoul. I did not have to think much about relocation as I was single when I moved to Korea. I just had to convince my...
by The Korea Guide on Dec 3, 2012

Tips for American Expat Newlyweds Living Abroad

By I.J. Zemelman, EA, Taxes for Expats Are you recently married and living overseas?  Just when you thought the work of planning your wedding was over…After taking your vows, there is still more to accomplish for compliance with the United States...
by The Korea Guide on Oct 28, 2012

Moving to Korea

Things have been a little out of whack around here. Moving to Korea while pregnant, a toddler in tow and with your life stowed away in just a handful of bags can get a little hairy. We had to be on a plane just a few short days after Philip graduated...
by Craft Crazy Mom on Oct 8, 2012

How Expensive is Seoul as compared to Singapore, China, Japan and Hong Kong

As per Mercer’s Worldwide cost of living ranking 2012, Seoul is at the 22nd spot on the list of the most expensive cities in the world. Mercer releases its Cost of Living rankings annually and measures the comparative cost of living for expatri...
by The Korea Guide on Jun 27, 2012

Moving to South Korea: Meeting people

Moving to South Korea will no doubt be an adventure. It will of course also be a huge challenge moving to a completely foreign country. There will be a lot of practical things to prepare before your move, for example where you’re going to live, whe...
by The Korea Guide on Apr 5, 2012

Cost of living in Seoul Korea 2012

For anybody who is planning to move to South Korea either for job or for study, the first thing that you would want to know is – what would be the cost of living in Korea for me and my family (if applicable) and second thing you would want to know...
by The Korea Guide on Mar 24, 2012

The Korean Red Riding Dude – Korea’s Tourist Information Center On The Move

Few years ago a Chinese woman lost her 74-year-old grandfather when they were in Korea and touring the Dongdaemun area in Seoul. He was not able to board the tour bus after Dongdaemun shopping. The problem got compounded as he had no money plus he di...
by The Korea Guide on Mar 23, 2012

Cheap Accommodation and Budget Hotels in Korea for Students and Professionals

If you have plans to visit Korea for a few days, weeks or months and you are looking out for a temporary accommodation in Korea then Goshiwon, Hasukjib or Yeogwan could be the right fit for you. Goshiwon is more for students whereas Hasukjib and Yeog...
by The Korea Guide on Mar 17, 2012

Cheap Accommodation in Korea for Students and Working Professionals

If you have plans to visit Korea for a few days, weeks or months and you are looking out for a temporary accommodation in Korea then Goshiwon, Hasukjib or Yeogwan could be the right fit for you. Goshiwon is more for students whereas Hasukjib and Yeog...
by The Korea Guide on Mar 17, 2012

Average Salary and Tax Structure in Korea for Expats

Average Salary in Korea As per the article published in The Chosunilbo, the average annual salary per worker was estimated at 25.15 million KRW. In terms of region, the average wage of workers in Ulsan, where many giant enterprises are based, was 31.
by The Korea Guide on Feb 25, 2012


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