Yonhap News AgencySeptember 1, 2013 00:16
SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's private kindergartens on average are 14 times more expensive than public ones, government data showed Sunday.
The Ministry of Education on Sunday released financial figures on three national, 4,516 public and 4,040 private kindergartens. They are available on the ministry's website on kindergarten information, at e-childschoolinfo.moe.go.kr.
According to the website, the average monthly education cost for children aged five or older amounted to 191,737 won (US$172) at private kindergartens, compared to 13,285 won at public ones.