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Living in Osaka

Osaka Prefecture differs from other prefectures due to its “-fu” status; the entire prefecture of Osaka is urbanized. With a population of 8.86 million people, Osaka is the third most populous prefecture in Japan, and it lies in the center of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area, with the capital city of Osaka having 2.2 million residents. Osaka is said to have a much more relaxed atmosphere when compared with Tokyo. Osaka has one of the largest non-Japanese populations in Japan, just under 100,000 registered residents, a large percentage of which being of Korean and Chinese descent. Osaka is famous for its specialty cuisine, notably takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

17 ℃

Population

Total Population

8,856,000

Foreign Residents

203,288

Foreigner Birth

1,895

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.32

Age of household heads (years old)

47

Income

425,476

Expenditure

363,296

Savings

10,246,000

Liabilities

7,007,000

annual crime

146,966

annual income

5,105,710

Expenditure Detail

Food

68,506

Rents for dwelling & land

66,805

Imputed rent for owned houses

82,544

Fuel, light & water charges

18,138

Electricity

8,305

Gas

4,237

Furniture & household utensils

8,296

Clothing & footwear

11,594

Medical care

10,738

Transportation & communication

44,670

Public transportation

8,741

Private transportation

21,587

Communication

14,342

Education

23,664

Culture & recreation

30,053

Foreign Nationalities

Korea ( South and North )

124167

China

52392

Philippines

6177

Vietnam

3411

Brasil

3001

United States

2575

Thailand

1888

Indonesia

1254

Peru

1237

India

883

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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