Friday, August 6, 2010
Utilities in Korea
We have been told that the electric is priced in brackets. Say for instance you use under 500 kw, your bill will be 80,000won. If you use between 500 and 700kw, your bill will be XX number of won (and it would double). I hope that I am worrying for nothing but since we don't really know what the brackets are and the cost for each of them, I am afraid that our electric for July will be pricey. I guess I can only wait until the bill comes in two weeks to find out.
I know the gas bill will go up because as I have learned to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, I have definitely been cooking more lately. In addition to our gas and electric, we also have to pay water and sewer and our portion of the fees at the apartment complex such as the cost of the parking garage lights, outdoor lighting, elevator cleaning person and recycling people.
As I was trying to research utility bills and usage in Korea, I came across this lovely article (NOT!) It lets me know that our utilities here in South Korea will be going up due to an increase by the government.
While living in Korea has been very different, I can definitely tell you that it is an adventure that I am glad we have had the opportunity to do as a family.