Korean Currency

Travelling to South Korea and needs to know the name of the Korean money unit or just need to know what is the exchange rate for $1000 US dollars in Korean currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local money in South Korea, currency symbol, notes and more.


Korean Currency Exchange Rate Today

South Korea Money

  • The local money used in South Korea is Won.

  • The currency symbol of the Korean money is .

  • The Korean currency code is KRW.

  • The Won Notes: The Korean currency notes are made up of ?1000, ?5000, ?10000, ?50000.

  • The Won Coins: 1 Won is made up of 100 Jeons. Korean Jeon Coins go from ?10, ?50, ?100, ?500.

What is the best currency to use in South Korea? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Korean money and use the local Won as it is accepted everywhere in South Korea. American dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Japanese Yen are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in South Korea? Major credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are usually accepted within South Korea (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Won to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most cases by the minute.

Therefore it's wise to check the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Korean Won before ordering the Won you need for your next trip from American Dollar to Won Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Won to Stirling Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most days minute by minute.

It’s important to ask for the the today's money exchange rate for British Pound to Korean Won before purchasing the Won you need for your next trip from British Pound to Won Exchange Rate Today.