South Korea, officially known as Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia is highly urbanized. It is a developed country with high-income economy. Nearly 80% of Korean expats live in 3 countries - China, Japan and the United States. Korea also receives maximum foreign remittances from these 3 countries.
In year 2015, Korea received remittance inflow of $ 6.45 billion; the maximum share in this was sent by USA that was around $ 2.89 billion. Currency of South Korea is South Korean Won (KRW) but you can also send remittances to South Korea in US Dollar (USD).
When you want to send money to South Korea, you should explore various money transfer services available and compare those for exchange rate, fees, transfer time and offers. You should also check their reviews and the mid-market exchange rate. You can save lot of time and money by using a unified platform for all these - ExchnageRateIQ.
Current Exchange Rate(Mid Market) :- 1077 KRW/USD
is a currency exchange rate. Usually traders in currency exchange market have two exchange rates -
- Selling exchange rate - at which sellers are willing to sell a particular currency and
- Buying exchange rate - at which buyers are willing to buy a particular currency.
Mid-market rate is the mid-point of these two rates. This is the most transparent and the most accurate exchange rate. It is also known as “Interbank Rate” or “Spot Rate” or “Real Exchange Rate”. This is the rate which independent sources like Reuter, Google etc show.