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[Graphic News] Koreans spent about $250 each on cultural activities in 2018: survey

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Dec. 18, 2018 - 18:26

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South Koreans spent an average of around 287,000 won ($253) each on cultural activities this year, according to a recent survey commissioned by a KBS radio program.

The survey of 800 respondents between 15 and 69 years old was conducted by World Research & Consulting from Dec. 1-9.

It found that 93,211 won was spent on books, 86,855 won on watching movies and 72,246 won on attending music concerts or performances.

In addition, 51.5 percent said they spent a similar amount on cultural activities compared with their spending a year ago, while 30.4 percent said they spent less and 18.1 percent said they spent more.