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More than 50,000 People Leave Seoul as Housing Prices Continue to Soar

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SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire)More people are moving from Seoul to nearby provinces like Gyeonggi and other regions in the greater Seoul area as housing prices in Seoul continue to spike.

Statistics Korea reported on November 29 that last year, a total of 402,000 residents left Seoul for other cities or provinces and 354,000 people arrived from other regions, resulting in a net loss of 48,000 residents.

Most residents leaving Seoul went to Gyeonggi Province.

Last year, 266,000 people moved from Seoul to Gyeonggi Province while 180,000 people moved from Gyeonggi Province to Seoul, which shows Seoul’s net population lost 86,000 residents.

An additional 27,000 people also moved from Seoul to Incheon.


This outflow is attributed to financial difficulties exacerbated by the pandemic, coupled with skyrocketing housing prices which are making life in Seoul a lot more difficult.

Those in their 20s to 40s with relatively weak financial resources, in particular, are increasingly looking at Gyeonggi Province as a more attractive place to live.

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