In December of last year, more people left Jeju than those who moved to Jeju. This is the first time in 10 years since 2009.

Why did those who came to Jeju with hope start leaving Jeju again? A freelance Pilates instructor in his late 20s who moved to Yeondong, Jeju City.

She left Seoul in September of last year and came to Jeju, but decided to leave Jeju again. Jeju has fewer students than Seoul, so its monthly income is only around 600,000 won.

After paying the monthly rent, even basic life is difficult, so we will find a job and return to Seoul soon.

A village in Aewol-eup, where many migrants from Seoul live, has seen a significant increase in new empty houses in recent years.

It is said that four out of ten people in the village are migrants, but one-third of them do not settle and leave.

A man in his 60s, who lives in Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, has grown up dreaming of returning to Jeju from retirement. However, the land price in Jeju Island has risen by more than 30% in 10 years, giving up citrus farming.

Currently working as a contractor at City Hall, he says he can leave Jeju at any time if something better happens.

House prices in Jeju have tripled in the past decade. In the fourth quarter of last year, 'Housing Purchase Index' was the second highest for Jeju after Seoul.

More and more people are leaving Jeju due to the high housing prices and lack of jobs.