| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

$500 Korean Apartment Tour | Daegu, Korea

Hi guys! and welcome to this Daegu Korean
apartment tour! So, as most of you may know, I don’t live
in Daegu. I actually live in Seoul, and I live in a
basement apartment. It’s kind of sad but it is home, and I will
link it up here. But, I’m currently in Daegu visiting a friend
and I’m staying at this wonderful AirBnb in the perfect area and I actually looked up
information on it and found a lot of units in this building are for sale, and I can tell
you about how much the rent will be. It depends on which side of the building you’re
on, which floor, but you can do a kind of guesstimation and this is a really popular
layout of apartment all over Korea so if you find that you really really love this layout,
you can find it in all other cities, usually. So yeah, let’s take a little look around! So when you enter you have the usual area
for shoes, and this whole wall is storage. And you have a nice little mirror to check
yourself before you go out. Next we go in…and this is the living room
area. So this is the living room couch, and it actually
folds out to become a bed which is really nice as you can see from the little tab down
there. This can be a bed if you have a guest its
fine by itself but folded out it would be almost like a queen sized bed. And there’s this really nice mirror that is
actually from Ikea as are a lot of things in this apartment. and over here is you control unit so you have
your lights, very modern, you have your AC, and you actually have a monitor and you can
call people from outside just outside of your apartment which is pretty cool. Then of course there is this view. You are looking out over this park which has
just been waking up its quite early in the morning. And you get a nice view of the mountains. The street noise isn’t that bad actually,
its quite nice. Now this, is a very confusing thing to me. This is a TV. It is just set to the “art setting” currently
but this is a television!How weird! So as you guys saw for the kitchen, this pulls
out. You can actually push it completely flat in,
but because of the stools its a little bit out. You have just your normal kitchen. With storage, a microwave, you have your sink,
and this is actually your laundry machine. There isn’t usually a dishwasher in Korean
apartments so they put the laundry machine here. And then you have your two electric stove
tops. I really love the tile its so fun and its
the same in the bathroom. I really like it. Unfortunately one thing you aren’t really
going to find in Korean apartments is an oven. So if you love to cook in an oven like I do,
you will need to purchase one they’re more like toaster ovens. So don’t come in expecting an oven because
nope. As for the fridge, its actually hidden. Looks like just another cabinet but you open
it and you get this nice big old fridge and freezer! Not bad! And next up, let’s see the loft! Come on up! So welcome to the loft area. Just for reference, I’m 5’4″ so 163cm, and
it is a bit difficult to do things up here if you’re just going to come up here to sleep,
its fine, but if you want to get changed up here or something you do have to be quite
crouched down. But it gives you that whole free living room
downstairs which is really nice. This is a queen sized bed and it is just the
mattress, straight on the ground. But its very comfortable. And all I have up here is my bed side table,
and then we have a lot of storage in here. The stairs are a little precarious, yes, but
again you should probably only be coming up here to go to sleep and the rest of the time
is spent downstairs. Now for the bathroom! So this is actually quite a modern bathroom. Sorry its a little echo-y. Most Korean apartments you have – it’s called
a “wet room” so you have your shower completely open and you can get everything wet, I actually
quite like mine, but this one because it is a modern apartment the shower has a door!
which is very exciting. Really big – this big. You have a separate shower head and you have
this huge one, you’ve got your nice little area for your shampoo and you can close the
door. Here is your sink again with that tile that
I really like. Next you have all of this storage, typical
medicine cabinet. You have your toilet, and this one is the
fancy – its got a bidet, its got whatever, its got heat, all that stuff. Quite nice. Okay so that was the tour. It’s a small but quaint place, really good
for one, or two people. Two people if you’re close. And here is all the rent information: In Korea
in case you don’t know, you have to pay a security deposit. In America, its usually your first and last
month of rent. But in Korea, its totally different. It’s actually a huge chunk of money, in cash,
in one go but the thing is, you do get it back. The security deposit is going to scare you
but just know that you will get it back. So for this building, the prices I’ve seen
listed are almost always 6,000,000won. which is about $6,000USD. currently it is this much
conversion. Then the monthly rent is going to be 550,000won. So around $550USD or this much. that is just your monthly rent it should include
water actually for this building, as it does for mine in Seoul. Some buildings are all on the same water plan
or gas plan so you just pay that within your rent which is kind of nice. Then you pay something called gwanribi which
is a payment for all the other extra things in the building. So the building I live in in Seoul has nothing,
its literally just the building but this building has a lobby, what seems like a night guard
or security guard, I didnt see him but theres definitely a desk there. You have a nice little mail room, elevators. So you have to pay for that and the gwanribi
is 60,000won a month, so you technically, if you add that into your rent, you’re paying
610,000won which again is this much. So that would be your rent, and I did a video
about how much I spend in a month which I’ll put up here as well, but usually your bills
are not going to be that high. As far as electric, gas, or even wifi, its
incredibly cheap compared to America. So your bills aren’t going to be super huge
unless maybe during the summer when youre using the AC a lot or during the winter when
you’re using the heater. But really its going to be affordable. So yeah I hope that you enjoyed this video
and if you ever come to Daegu let me know and I will send you a link to this AirBnb,
its really nice and the guy was really easy to talk to. And again, its in a really great area, its
right downtown but its a little removed you have this wonderful view of the mountains
its just great. I would happily live here, I love Daegu. I hope that this was helpful, I love this
layout of apartment I really wish that I had it but I’m happy paying my $400 a month 🙂 I
will leave you here, I have to go explore Daegu its my last day. I’m going up to Seoul tonight, so I will catch
you guys in the next video and thanks as always for watching! Bye~~


Asrara Hass

Jul 7, 2019, 9:00 am Reply

ياللهي الشقة مذهلة جداً ? ولون شعرك اكثر روعه منها????????


Jul 7, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

I really loved it ❤

Kali Tonelli

Jul 7, 2019, 8:04 pm Reply

the television bit… i die???

nunpuii nunpuii

Jul 7, 2019, 12:35 pm Reply

You are aesthetically pleasing?

Cec The Mess

Jul 7, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

I love that style of apartment ? I hope I can find one like that when I move to Seoul ?


Jul 7, 2019, 5:01 am Reply


Madeline Mercado

Jul 7, 2019, 7:40 pm Reply

Love it! Cute & clean!! Update appliance ❤️


Jul 7, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

I have a flat nearly exactly like this?but it has loads of plants in it lol

Paula Oyedele

Jul 7, 2019, 8:00 pm Reply

The security deposit…..is it the same as in North America where you get it back "IF" you have not damaged the place….so that the landlord is protected from financial losses of damages.???

random person

Jul 7, 2019, 12:51 am Reply

It's official I'm moving to South Korea and bringing my best friend ?

Sofia Reyes Ramos

Jul 7, 2019, 6:05 pm Reply

For one person is prefect!! You don’t need a giant house that’s even stupid

Leti Bonnin

Jul 7, 2019, 3:04 am Reply

What is the tv brand and model?

Colette Lewis

Jul 7, 2019, 3:50 am Reply


laure kayle

Jul 7, 2019, 9:24 am Reply

Typophobia anyone ? 6:28


Jul 7, 2019, 9:40 am Reply

Welcome korea.
Actually im korean guy, and wnat to learn english. But i dont have american friend so if you are ok, i wanna be a friend with you.
Thank you, and see you. ^^

I’m Green

Jul 7, 2019, 12:55 pm Reply

America is so expensive because of too much greed.

Mercado Does Vlogging

Jul 7, 2019, 1:26 pm Reply

It’s a very nice apartment. ❤️

Moon Child

Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

For 500€ I'll get a shit hole apartment where I live

V. Hura

Jul 7, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

She is so cute


Jul 7, 2019, 12:55 am Reply

I live in the wrong country


Jul 7, 2019, 2:02 am Reply

Super video. I was also searching for this type of a video. I am also planning to go to Korea.And I like you. You are like a sweet baby. You presentation is superb.Kidding really Like you and a little love tooo?

Elisa Castañeda

Jul 7, 2019, 3:16 am Reply

Small but so pretty I will totally live comfy there ?❤️

TsigemariamWR Yizengaw

Jul 7, 2019, 6:39 am Reply

i like your video and make another video please

Hasti Khalilkhani

Jul 7, 2019, 11:33 am Reply

are theses apartments available in seoul too ?
If yes how can you rent them ? Do they have any web site to contact them ?

Rain Coleman

Jul 7, 2019, 12:56 pm Reply

It's set up so nice. I really like it. The colors are nice and very nice space. Thanks for sharing. Love that the shower has a door. Really nice

Lucas B

Jul 7, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

Please do not brush your teeth like that it's dangerous for your teeth and your gum !

cali tomms

Jul 7, 2019, 7:33 pm Reply

Oh my ?, I love the apartment.??❤️

Adriana Arias

Jul 7, 2019, 8:57 pm Reply

Here in Costa Rica you get and ugly unfurnished place for that price ?

Rima MerYaz

Jul 7, 2019, 9:32 pm Reply

you are not afraid to live alone in corea?


Jul 7, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

I love your voice..


Jul 7, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

i badly want to study in korea.

Wally Wang

Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 am Reply

This is so tiny…

Nicole J.

Jul 7, 2019, 4:31 am Reply

$500 where I’m at means roaches

Maria Meliza altre

Jul 7, 2019, 5:24 am Reply

My rent is $529 a month for a small 2 person-shared room in an old 3 bedroom home in SF 🙁

Tae’lah Harris

Jul 7, 2019, 7:02 am Reply

I’m moving into waegwan this is so nice ?

panda Queen

Jul 7, 2019, 10:49 am Reply

This apartment is so beautiful ?????? and it is cheap too

aran kang

Jul 7, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply

i'm korean
i hope you know right….
this is not apt.
that kind of house type… call
that very diffrent to apartment

in korean law
that have different architect law.

it good aprtment
that why makes price more price.

that officetel in seoul is more expensive

Jose Palomo

Jul 7, 2019, 12:18 pm Reply

I love you video


Jul 7, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

u look like lois lane

Angelique Montez

Jul 7, 2019, 2:54 pm Reply

Mansion compared to what the poor souls of New York pay for their place????

Henrique Souza

Jul 7, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

Muito lindooooo???

Thalia Grace

Jul 7, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

damn thats cheap asf
where i live it'll cost like 2000$ min

Jessi Brader

Jul 7, 2019, 6:26 pm Reply

Subscribed immediately! Love how minimalist you are and after loving bts I’m now really interested in Korea 🙂 how come you’re there?:)

Prathyush Ravula

Jul 7, 2019, 10:24 pm Reply

That's 500?

Ur shitting me

Assem Akram

Jul 7, 2019, 11:04 pm Reply

Hey, this is really nice! First I thought, what happened to the morning shower; but I guess when in Rome…. Do they offer short-term rentals? What's to do in the area? Great video!!! Thank you!

Kim 김Jaehun 재훈

Jul 7, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

Nice video! Daegu is my lovely hometown 🙂


Jul 7, 2019, 1:30 am Reply

i would really want to live in this apartment

Janesa Banisil

Jul 7, 2019, 4:50 am Reply

I love ur hair color with bangs, wanna try???

Gdrama Glife

Jul 7, 2019, 5:21 am Reply

I love ur dress


Jul 7, 2019, 2:10 pm Reply

You remind me of Pam from the Office

Varsha Wizkid

Jul 7, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

Cari:zooms in on the tile
trypophobia had entered the chat


Jul 7, 2019, 9:35 pm Reply

Why there is no food at the fridge ?

Meghan darlin

Jul 7, 2019, 9:59 pm Reply

Ok so she get the secret formula for the Korean skin care she looking real fresh & youthful ??

Rainbow Harmony

Jul 7, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

Omg love it! And btw that dress is gorgeous on you! I left the US 14 months ago to travel the world. I was only supposed to be gone a few months but once I realized it was more affordable to travel the world and stay in amazing apartments and houses with beautiful views, style, and amenities for a fraction of the cost I don’t know if I will ever go back. You can find stunning apartments (sometimes even houses) almost anywhere in the world (besides the US) for under $700.

John Vasquez

Jul 7, 2019, 11:35 pm Reply

I need to know what kind of TV that is..can someone please tell me???

Nina Zheng

Jul 7, 2019, 12:49 am Reply

Wait…$6000 security deposit??!?

Tracey T

Jul 7, 2019, 12:52 am Reply

I like how she kind of whispers, like the home owners are coming home any minute lol


Jul 7, 2019, 1:46 am Reply

Yhe security deposit it very large,, why is that

Ramon Tragedy

Jul 7, 2019, 2:30 am Reply

Honestly tho. That’s not bad for 500 dollars.


Jul 7, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

You have a peaceful voice


Jul 7, 2019, 3:45 am Reply

5000 plus for security deposit is quite overpriced & ridiculous for that little apt .

Plutón Feliciano

Jul 7, 2019, 4:39 am Reply

Wow ????

Marjanne R

Jul 7, 2019, 9:09 am Reply

I suspect that the average income in Korea is much lower than in Europa. Such an apartment over here would be like € 1000 – €1200. It's beautifull and the views are spectecular.

Loveleen Cuttie

Jul 7, 2019, 9:11 am Reply

This is elegant ?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:56 am Reply

Reasonable price for the reasonable space can only be found in Korea and safe


Jul 7, 2019, 12:37 pm Reply

this place is so nice omg

Sasha K

Jul 7, 2019, 5:29 pm Reply

How big is the apartment (sqm)?

D-COM Wrexshit

Jul 7, 2019, 7:19 pm Reply

I like her in the wet room!


Jul 7, 2019, 7:39 pm Reply

띠용 우리들 병원이면 시내쪽인가

Pablo Medrano

Jul 7, 2019, 11:36 pm Reply

The cost is my salary as a programmer hahahaha Sad ?

Elsa Woods

Jul 7, 2019, 3:16 am Reply

The video was Sooo relaxing. Thank you

Areya Soukthala

Jul 7, 2019, 4:31 am Reply

okay but like where is your dress from? ?

Sahiba Parveen

Jul 7, 2019, 6:15 am Reply

Amazing video…..

حياتنا في النمسا

Jul 7, 2019, 8:34 am Reply

Wow ♥ . Apartment like that costs 2000 € in Vienna


Jul 7, 2019, 12:29 pm Reply

More security deposit, less monthly fee. It is usually negotiable with the owner. Actually $6,000 is a kind of warranty. If the tenant don't pay the montly rent, the security deposit is cut down.
And the usual contract is 2 years and it's about $10,000 or more in Seoul.

It's a custom, so… I don't know the exact reason.

Randy Yu

Jul 7, 2019, 3:14 pm Reply

Whats the name of this apt?

O’Reilly Disward

Jul 7, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

We paid $4500 for the "same" kind of house at San Francisco California. (Not as good like this one tho)

Julia Rogers

Jul 7, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

Where is that dress from???

Annyeong_xX Xx_

Jul 7, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

I’m going to move to Korea now.

Mercedes Turner

Jul 7, 2019, 12:32 am Reply


Ron Valdeza

Jul 7, 2019, 12:46 am Reply

Where's the shower part?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:32 am Reply

Is the couch from Ikea?

donna lucyana

Jul 7, 2019, 2:14 am Reply

$500 for weeks or days ? Let me know

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Jul 7, 2019, 12:26 pm Reply

Lindo departamento


Jul 7, 2019, 9:48 pm Reply

How much will it cost for water and electric
during summer times ?

It is cheaper than my home tax per month.
Selling my home and moving to S.K might be better off than living in America.

So cheap and very upgraded apt.for less than $600, you are sold.


Jul 7, 2019, 10:55 am Reply

you're added to my favorite youtubers ?

cesar De cesar

Jul 7, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

Gata!!! Gostaria de te conhecer!!! Quer vir para Brasil ou eu vou Korea?

Jay Lee

Jul 7, 2019, 11:39 pm Reply

In Seoul Gangnam area, it will be at least $1500 to live in an apartment like that… its because its Daegu which is like Colorado in the States

Ruchika Sharma

Aug 8, 2019, 10:22 am Reply

Wow. Everything is so beautiful. It's like a fairyland.

Jenny Barney

Aug 8, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

Thats the exact glass wall that I like !


Aug 8, 2019, 8:42 pm Reply

I live in korea and its a big lie.. korean houses are so expensive for rental. I live in a 25square place and i pay 1000$ and play isnt even this fancy…its pretty old. She probably pays deposit at least 50.000 usd first (or 100.000usd$)

Knesha Lewis

Aug 8, 2019, 12:56 am Reply

Wheres the dryer? I can't make it without an oven, how will i bake cake!

Krystal T

Aug 8, 2019, 3:08 am Reply

Oh my god! Even $1000 can't get you anything in California!?

jisoo Black pink

Aug 8, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

اعلان بتس ?


Aug 8, 2019, 6:13 am Reply

ahh tysm for posting this!! i realized i was born from daegu (i am adopted) and this really gave a lot of informational facts cuz im thinking of moving there for college 🙂


Aug 8, 2019, 8:50 am Reply

Koreans truly have highest living standards…

b n

Aug 8, 2019, 7:00 am Reply

So cheap!!! WOW

Paulo Quitain

Aug 8, 2019, 1:38 am Reply

My best guess is that you're originally from Boston

melania magicc

Aug 8, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

Dadssit im moving to Korea

Alexis Ardolino

Aug 8, 2019, 11:08 pm Reply

$500?!?! Nyc you get a closet size apartment for 1,500

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