Korean Currency

Travelling to South Korea and wants to know the name of the Korean money unit or just want to know how much is $1 US dollars in Korean currency?

Use the links on this page to understand more about the local currency 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 Swiss Franc 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.

Are credit cards widely accepted 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?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are often changing and in most cases minute by 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 up coming trip at American Dollar to Won Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Won to Stirling Pound?

Exchange rates for foreign currencies are often changing and in most cases minute by minute.

Therefore it's wise to check out the today's money exchange rate for Stirling Pound to Korean Won before buying the Won you need for your up coming trip at British Pound to Won Exchange Rate Today.