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Living in Okinawa

Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, covering two-thirds of the Ryukyu Islands. Almost all of Okinawa's population resides on one of the eight main islands, Okinawa Island being the largest. The capital, Naha, has a population of 321,467 and is the largest city by population in Okinawa. Okinawa is an extremely popular holiday destination for tourists, due to its tropical climate, exquisite beaches, and resorts to accommodate all budgets. Okinawan culture is unique and differs greatly from Japanese culture and has many Chinese influences. There is a strong US military presence in Okinawa, with bases encompassing nearly 20% of the land on Okinawa Island.

Climate

Average Annual Temperature

22 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,439,000

Foreign Residents

14,285

Foreigner Births

423

Information

No. of persons per household

3.07

Age of household heads (years old)

58.2

Income

350,833

Expenditure

302,236

Savings

7,090,000

Liabilities

2,420,000

Total population

1,439,000

Foreign residents

14,285

Foreigner births

423

Annual crime

13,730

Annual income

4,210,000

Expenditure Detail (MONTHLY - JP YEN)

Food

59,038

Rents for dwelling & land

45,649

Imputed rent

62,882

Fuel, light & water charges

20,640

Electricity

10,441

Gas

3,925

Furniture & household utensils

8,330

Clothing & footwear

6,698

Medical care

9,260

Transportation & communication

39,146

Public transportation

3,649

Private transportation

16,808

Communication

14,491

Education

11,592

Culture & recreation

19,317

Foreign Nationalities

United States

2,517

China

2,453

Philippines

2,107

Nepal

1,552

Vietnam

1,484

Korea ( South and North )

1,379

Taiwan

986

Indonesia

619

Brazil

364

India

307

Peru

255

United Kingdom

219

Foreigner Status

Permanent resident

4,866

Study abroad

2,347

Technology · Humanities · International work

2,009

Japanese spouse

1,707

Family stay

1,145

Technical Intern Training No. 2 (supervisory)

791

Technical Intern Training No. 1 (supervisory)

707

Specific activity

610

Long-term resident

518

Special permanent resident

374

Technical skill

205

Professor

200

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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