According to Berlin-based GoEuro’s transportation price index of 51 countries, airfares in South Korea rank as the 14th most expensive in the world.
While the study found that airfare in Korea, at $40.73 per 100km, was cheaper than neighboring Japan ($56.39), it was twice as much as China ($20.06) and monumentally more expensive than the United States, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia and India, who all ranked as the world’s cheapest places to fly.
Airfares in India are so low in fact, that it is now cheaper to travel by air than to take the train. –a 100-kilometer train journey costs $11.31 while travel by air will run you an average of $10.36 for the same distance. Go, figure.
The index did not account for wage differences in each country studied, which affects how big a dent is put in the wallet of travelers based on their locale.
Visit the GoEuro website for more stats on travel around the world.