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Expenditure of tourists from South Korea 2010-2019

In 2019, the total expenditure of tourists from South Korea was estimated to amount to around 28.9 billion U.S. dollars.

Tourism expenditure

The average South Korean tourist was estimated to have spent around one thousand U.S. dollars per trip in 2019. Monthly surveys conducted by the South Korean government found that travelers with an income of more than six million South Korean won per month spent around 1.36 million won per trip.

Outbound tourism on the rise

In 2019, the number of outbound trips made by South Koreans reached a record of around 28.71 million. With the growing income of South Koreans and the increased interest in traveling abroad, the number of outbound trips has been growing since 2010. The highest number of outbound trips were made by South Koreans aged between 31 and 40 years old. Due to the country’s geographical position, the majority of outbound travelers travelled by planes.

Total expenditure of tourists from South Korea from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

July 2020


South Korea

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

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