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What's it like to work in South Korea?

Lance Vaynard

Working hours: Traditionally there is a culture of working very long hours in South Korea, although changes to the law have reduced the maximum working hours from 68 per week to 52 (40 normal hours and 12 hours overtime).

Holidays: The number of public holidays ranges from 10 to 16 depending on the year. Paid annual leave increases each year you work for your employer.

Income tax: Workers in South Korea have to pay tax, health insurance, and pension insurance. The rate of income tax ranges from 8% to 35%.

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