Setting Up Home in South Korea

Find out about the essential domestic services you’ll need for your home in South Korea...

Many people in South Korea live in high rise or villa complexes where it is common for all utility services to be provided by a regular supplier. In this case, there is no need to arrange connection when moving in. Monthly bills can be calculated as an equal division of the monthly total for the whole building or complex.


Domestic electricity is supplied in South Korea at 220 volts AC (60 Hz). A two pronged, European-style plug is the norm.


South Korea uses the the F-type plug which has two round pins.

Household appliances from a country with a different frequency and voltage may need a transformer and/or adaptor in order to function properly (or at all).

  • For a picture of an F-type plug and socket: Click here
  • For a list of other countries which also use the F-type plug and socket: Click here