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Cheju (Jeju), Cheju-do, South Korea

How much does it cost to travel to Cheju (Jeju)?

You should plan to spend around $75 (₩99,507) per day on your vacation in Cheju (Jeju). This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (₩23,750) on meals
  • $11 (₩14,264) on local transportation
  • $95 (₩126,133) on hotels

A one week trip to Cheju (Jeju) for two people costs, on average, $1,046 (₩1,393,091). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cheju (Jeju) cost?

A one week trip to Cheju (Jeju) usually costs around $523 (₩696,546) for one person and $1,046 (₩1,393,091) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cheju (Jeju) on average costs around $1,046 (₩1,393,091) for one person and $2,092 (₩2,786,182) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cheju (Jeju) will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cheju (Jeju) on average costs around $2,242 (₩2,985,195) for one person and $4,484 (₩5,970,391) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cheju (Jeju) has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cheju (Jeju) expensive to visit?

Cheju (Jeju) is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in South Korea, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Cheju (Jeju) is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Koh Phi Phi or Bali.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cheju (Jeju) Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cheju (Jeju)?

The average Cheju (Jeju) trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cheju (Jeju) travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 126,133 ($95)
Local Transportation 1 14,264 ($11)
Food 2 23,750 ($18)
Entertainment 1 7,581 ($6)
Alcohol 2 4,920 - 14,759 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cheju (Jeju) is $47 (₩63,066). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cheju (Jeju) is $95 (₩126,133). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cheju (Jeju)

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Transportation Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cheju (Jeju) is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (₩14,264) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cheju (Jeju).

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cheju (Jeju) can vary, the average cost of food in Cheju (Jeju) is $18 (₩23,750) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cheju (Jeju) should cost around $7.13 (₩9,500) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cheju (Jeju) is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Cheju (Jeju)?

Typical prices for Food in Cheju (Jeju) are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Cheju (Jeju), but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Burger
  • Donkatsu (Charles Restaurant)

Entertainment Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cheju (Jeju) typically cost an average of $5.69 (₩7,581) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Cheju (Jeju) is $0.94 (₩1,250), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
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  • The average person spends about $7.39 (₩9,839) on alcoholic beverages in Cheju (Jeju) per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Cheju (Jeju)
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  • On average, people spend $2.34 (₩3,113) on bottled water in Cheju (Jeju) per day. The public water in Cheju (Jeju) is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Cheju (Jeju) On a Budget
Cheju (Jeju) Waterfall on Jeju-do, South Korea
Cheju is an island located just off the southern coast of South Korea in the Korean Strait. It is known for its volcanic landscape full of craters and cave-like lava tubes, which many visitors venture to hike and explore. With the main industry invested in tourism, it is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and foreigners alike, and remains the top honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds.
Visible throughout the island is Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano that features hiking trails, nearby Gwaneumsa Temple and a crater lake at the 1,950 meter summit. Exploring the natural wonders of the island provides sight-seeing opportunities like no other. The Manjanggul Lava-tube, for example, reaches 23 meters high-created by lava streams running through. Gimnyeonggul Cave is a similar attraction nearby, though it is for the daring adventurers since it is technically closed to the public.

Seongsan Ilchubong, also known as Sunrise Peak, is a round almost-island-the peak of a tuff volcano that many hike up to watch the sunrise. You will see pictures of it all over the island, and it's about a 25 minute walk to the top. Other popular attractions include beaches like Hyeop-jae and Iho, Jungmun Lava Columns with a cove of vertical boulders that lead to the sea, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Hallim Park's botanical gardens and lava caves, and Yeomiji Botanic Garden with a selection of cacti, tropical fruits, flowers, water lilies, and many others for a total of 2000 species of rare plants and 1700 species of flowers and trees.
Jeju city is the capital city of the province and usually the first and last stop for tourists due to its hosting of the Jeju International Airport and main ferry terminal. The city centre, just east of the airport, has a few historic structures, plenty of shopping, and lively bars opposite the old City Hall. Tapdong-ro has a plethora of seafood and pork restaurants, and the coastal road starting at Yongduam Rock has nice seaside views and many more restaurants, cafes, bars. Seogwipo is the other main city, occupying the south half of the island. Spread out along the coastline, Seogwipo is home to the Jeju International Convention Centre, Jungmun Tourist Resort Complex, 2002 FIFA World Cup Stadium, a port, beaches, and upscale hotels. The landscape consists of sheer cliffs, dark caves, and beautiful waterfalls.

With all of Jeju's natural volcanic wonders, it is very common for visitors to hike Mount Halla, Jeju's most distinctive landmark, one of three UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites on the island, and South Korea's highest peak. The webpage of Hallasan National Park gives details and hiking advice on all of the park's trails. There are five hiking routes available: Yeongsil, Eorimok, Donnaeko, Gwaneumsa, and Seongpanak.

Another popular activity is to experience the culture of Jeju's folk villages which include Seongeup Folklore Village, Jeju Folk Village Museum, and the Folklore and Natural History Museum. There is also a vast selection of museums in history, art, wildlife, and culture to be found in locations throughout the island-the Green Tea Museum, African Art Museum, and Aqua Planet Aquarium are just a few.

The Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival is another popular activity that is usually held in February, while the Loveland sculpture park, Kimyoung Maze of hedges, and Glass Castle theme park which specializes in glass sculptures can all be visited year round.
Food and Dining
The food of Jeju largely consists of seafood, as fishing is very popular in the island's villages. Instead of rice-beans, barley, millets, and buckwheat make up the major crops. Most dishes of Jeju are made with saltwater fish into soups and gruels, served with vegetables and seaweed and usually seasoned with soybean paste. Pork and chicken are used to made pyeonyuk, a type of sliced boiled meat, and most dishes are salty. Kimchi is less popular here than on the mainland. Some local delicacies include the hallabong fruit and pork from black haired pigs. Restaurants can be found all over the island though the urbans centers of Jeju City and Jungmun/Seogwipo will have the most selections. The cities serve local cuisine as well as international flavors from Mexico, France, India, Pakistan, Thailand, and many others.

Jeju international airport has a total of 23 airlines, thirteen local and ten international, which provide direct flights. Most flights to Jeju are from Gimpo or Busan, and other cities in Asia. Travel between Jeju and almost anywhere outside of Asia is not very convenient, and will most likely require a change in airports.

By boat, Jeju port has just a handful of direct routes: Busan, Mokpo, Incheon, Wando, Nokdong, and Nolyeogdo.

Buses and taxis are the main method of public transportation, though bicycles are popular as well.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.