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Living in Kagoshima

Kagoshima Prefecture is located on the southern tip of Kyushu Island, in western Japan. The prefecture is currently well known for its active volcano, Sakurajima. Sakurajima overlooks the city of Kagoshima, the prefectural capital. Sakurajima has been consistently active since the 1950s, and in 2013 the volcano erupted over 500 times. Kagoshima is home to many mythical creatures of Japanese folklore, including the Kappa, a small, child-sized reptile-like creature said to inhabit rivers, the Issie, a lake monster resembling the Loch Ness Monster, and a small phantom made of rolled cotton called Ittan-Momen.

Climate

Average Annual Temperature

18 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,637,000

Foreign Residents

7,954

Foreigner Births

104

Information

No. of persons per household

2.82

Age of household heads (years old)

60.7

Income

465,000

Expenditure

356,489

Savings

15,830,000

Liabilities

4,840,000

Total population

1,637,000

Foreign residents

7,954

Foreigner births

104

Annual crime

12,884

Annual income

5,580,000

Expenditure Detail (MONTHLY - JP YEN)

Food

64,743

Rents for dwelling & land

50,599

Imputed rent

68,400

Fuel, light & water charges

18,547

Electricity

8,219

Gas

4,400

Furniture & household utensils

8,959

Clothing & footwear

9,731

Medical care

10,994

Transportation & communication

51,708

Public transportation

4,959

Private transportation

24,753

Communication

16,814

Education

11,965

Culture & recreation

22,346

Foreign Nationalities

Vietnam

2,895

China

2,154

Philippines

1,985

Korea ( South and North )

549

Indonesia

278

United States

275

Nepal

195

Taiwan

191

Cambodia

102

Thailand

83

Myanmar

79

Brazil

77

Foreigner Status

Permanent resident

2,369

Technical Intern Training No. 2 (supervisory)

2,332

Technical Intern Training No. 1 (supervisory)

1,688

Study abroad

801

Japanese spouse

619

Technology · Humanities · International work

381

Long-term resident

309

Family stay

271

Special permanent resident

217

Technical skill

133

Education

122

Specific activity

85

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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