Living in Akita

A large percentage of the rice distributed in Japan is grown in Akita Prefecture. Due to this large rice output, sake and other rice related products are also produced in the region. A great number of famous onsen are found in Akita Prefecture, and many Japanese people travel there every year to visit them. Unfortunately, the population of Akita Prefecture is in decline. This prefecture has the lowest population of children in Japan, at only 11.2% of the total. The population of the entire prefecture is barely at 1 million, with 323,000 people living in Akita Prefecture's capital, Akita City.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

11 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,063,000

Foreign Residents

3,702

Foreigner Birth

37

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.43

Age of household heads (years old)

49.6

Income

451,234

Expenditure

386,327

Savings

8,881,000

Liabilities

5,922,000

annual crime

4,211

annual income

5,414,810

Expenditure Detail

Food

70,247

Rents for dwelling & land

44,814

Imputed rent for owned houses

71,737

Fuel, light & water charges

21,593

Electricity

8,912

Gas

3,636

Furniture & household utensils

9,947

Clothing & footwear

11,352

Medical care

11,115

Transportation & communication

56,102

Public transportation

2,949

Private transportation

37,448

Communication

15,704

Education

9,506

Culture & recreation

25,753

Foreign Nationalities

China

1700

Korea ( South and North )

711

Philippines

631

United States

187

Thailand

51

Malaysia

48

Vietnam

46

United Kingdom

41

Nepal

41

Indonesia

41

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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