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Get Your Life in Korea Sorted: 10 Must-Have Apps for International Expats!

Stephen Wagner

Apr 20, 2023

From Food Delivery to Travel Guides: Making Your Life in Korea a Breeze!

Hello, fellow travelers!

If you're planning on living in Korea for more than three months, then you've made an excellent decision. Korea is a beautiful country, rich in culture and history, and it has so much to offer. However, living in a new country can be daunting, especially if you don't know where to start. Fear not, because we've got you covered. As a leading provider of shared housing in Korea, Shared Homies is here to help you settle in and make the most of your stay. In this blog, we'll be sharing our top 10 apps to make your life in Korea a breeze!


First up, we have KakaoTalk, the ultimate messaging app in Korea. Whether you need to chat with friends, order food, or call a taxi, KakaoTalk has got you covered. It's easy to use, and everyone in Korea uses it, so you won't feel left out.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to use Kakao!

Naver Maps

Next on the list is Naver Maps - your ultimate guide to Korea. This app has all the information you need about public transportation, including real-time traffic updates, timetables, and even the quickest route to your destination. Say goodbye to getting lost in translation!

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to use Naver Maps!

Subway Korea

If you're planning on using the subway a lot, then make sure to download Subway Korea. This app has all the information you need about the subway system, including maps, timetables, and fare information. Navigating the Seoul subway system without this app is like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to use Subway Korea App!


Now, let's talk about food - the heart and soul of Korea. If you want to enjoy delicious Korean cuisine without leaving your doorstep, then you need to download Shuttle. This food English delivery app is a game-changer. You can order food from your favorite restaurants, and it'll be delivered to you in no time. It's convenient, reliable, and there are so many options to choose from!

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to use Shuttle to order food!


If you prefer to shop online, then Coupang is your new best friend. This app offers fast delivery and a wide variety of products at competitive prices. From groceries to electronics, you can find everything you need on Coupang.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to use Coupang!


Another must-have app is Trazy - your ultimate guide to all things travel in Korea. Whether you want to visit Jeju Island, go skiing in the winter, or explore the vibrant nightlife of Seoul, Trazy has got you covered. You can book tours, activities, and experiences through the app, and they even offer discounts for foreigners!

Kakao Taxi

If you need to get around town quickly, then you need to download the Kakao Taxi app. This app lets you order a taxi to your location, and you can even choose the type of car you want. Plus, you can pay through the app, so you don't need to worry about carrying cash.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to use Kakao Taxi!


If you're a fan of Korean dramas and music, then you need to download Viki. This app lets you watch Korean dramas and variety shows with subtitles in English. You can also listen to K-pop and discover new Korean artists.


If you're struggling with the language barrier, then Papago is the app for you. It's a translation app that can help you communicate with locals who don't speak your language. It offers accurate translations, and it's easy to use. So no more awkward situations where you're trying to mime your way through a conversation!

Seoul Bus

If you're living in Seoul, then you need to download Seoul Bus. This app provides information about bus routes, schedules, and real-time arrival information for buses in Seoul. Trust me, buses can be a bit confusing, but this app will make your life so much easier!

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to ride the bus in Korea

So there you have it - our top 10 apps for living in Korea. We hope this blog helps you settle and if you are in need of guidance feel free to send us a message!

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