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At the northernmost point of Japan lies the second largest island in the country, known simply as Hokkaido. Hokkaido is different from most other prefectures in that it is almost never referred to as a “prefecture” or “-ken”, the “-do” in Hokkaido serves the same purpose. Hokkaido is host to some of the most beautiful, undisturbed natural spaces in Japan including 6 national parks, 12 natural parks, 12 wetlands and 6 active volcanoes. Hokkaido has a population of 5.5 million and Sapporo, its capital, is its only ordinance-dedicated city. Sapporo has a population of 1.91 million, making it the largest city in Hokkaido. Hokkaido's most famous dish is miso ramen, and there is even a theme park dedicated to the tasty noodle dish.

population
5,460,000
foreign residents
22,027
foreigner birth
271
annual crime
45,489
annual income
5,045,590

Hokkaido Data Sources

Temperature

Population per age

Foreign Nationalities

#CountryNumber
1China9,560
2Korea ( South and North )5,226
3Philippines1,259
4United States985
5Russia559
6Australia556
7United Kingdom358
8Canada314
9Thailand275
10Nepal274

Living Cost

ItemData
Num. of persons per household (persons)3.19
Age of household heads (years old)47.4
Income420,466
Expenditure365,172
Savings9,384,000
Liabilities4,152,000

Expenditure Detail

ItemYen
Food61,945
Housing
Rents for dwelling & land50,929
Imputed rent for owned houses65,931
Fuel, light & water charges20,316
Electricity7,521
Gas3,989
Furniture & household utensils8,867
Clothing & footwear11,707
Medical care11,944
Transportation & communication46,868
Public transportation4,994
Private transportation26,103
Communication15,770
Education14,118
Culture & recreation28,012
Beef (100g)
517yen
Pork (100g)
205yen
Chicken (100g)
106yen
Tuna (100g)
279yen
Milk (1L)
180yen
Green tea (100g)
609yen
Taxi (base fare)
650yen
Parking (1 month)
11,667yen
All data shown has been published by The Japanese Meteorological Agency and The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Information provided by City-Cost is for educational purposes and we hope the data posted here helps you.

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