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Off-Base Housing Costs (approx)

Houses and apartments are smaller than what most people are used to, and most do not have closets. If you are not command sponsored, you will have to buy your own furniture and appliances. If you are command sponsored, the housing office will furnish you with a stove, washer and dryer, if available.

UTILITIES

Electricity cost $40-45 per month. (that's without A/C or dryer)
Water $5-10 per month
Trash $3-5 per month
Phone - Approx $200 installation and $15 per month (basic
service)

Oil (for heating and hot water) $1.00 per gallon. The average family can expect to use 100-150 gallons of oil per month during the winter months. In the spring, summer and fall, 100 galons can last 6-8 months.
NOTE: If you run an air conditioner or dryer, the cost of electricity rises considerably.

RENT

1 BEDROOM 350-650 SQ FT $300-400 MONTHLY
2 BEDROOM 550-1050 SQ FT $400-600 MONTHLY
3 BEDROOM 650-1450 SQ FT $500-1000 MONTHLY
4 BEDROOM 1300-1600 SQ FT $800-1200 MONTHLY

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ALL ELECTRICITY IN SONGTAN (PYONGTAEK) IS BEING CONVERTED TO 220. YOU WILL HAVE TO USE A TRANSFORMER TO RUN YOUR 110 APPLIANCES. Transformers are normally provided by the landlord.
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