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Shimane Prefecture, located on the western edge of Honshu, is small and narrow, with a coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Shimane's population is just over 712,000, the second least populated prefecture in all of Japan. The majority of Shimane Prefecture's land is mountainous, making it difficult to inhabit, thus many of Shimane Prefecture's residents live along the coast. Shimane Prefecture is scenic and quiet; Matsue City, the capital, has a population just over 200,000 making it the least populated capital city in any of Japan's prefectures. Shimane Prefecture has a high percentage of elderly residents, one of the highest in Japan, and more people aged over 100 years than any other prefecture.

population
707,000
foreign residents
5,486
foreigner birth
55
annual crime
4,500
annual income
5,655,220

Shimane Data Sources

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Population per age

Foreign Nationalities

#CountryNumber
1China2,080
2Brasil1,125
3Korea ( South and North )841
4Philippines832
5United States125
6Indonesia88
7Thailand60
8Bangladesh45
9Vietnam31
10Mongolia23

Living Cost

ItemData
Num. of persons per household (persons)3.54
Age of household heads (years old)47.1
Income471,268
Expenditure382,249
Savings11,914,000
Liabilities5,963,000

Expenditure Detail

ItemYen
Food66,216
Housing
Rents for dwelling & land43,292
Imputed rent for owned houses69,278
Fuel, light & water charges19,604
Electricity9,385
Gas3,952
Furniture & household utensils9,651
Clothing & footwear11,322
Medical care12,458
Transportation & communication56,450
Public transportation2,514
Private transportation37,335
Communication16,601
Education11,684
Culture & recreation28,148
Beef (100g)
523yen
Pork (100g)
245yen
Chicken (100g)
134yen
Tuna (100g)
328yen
Milk (1L)
201yen
Green tea (100g)
758yen
Taxi (base fare)
560yen
Parking (1 month)
10,000yen
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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