Living in Hokkaido

At the northernmost point of Japan lies the second largest island in the country, known simply as Hokkaido. Hokkaido is different from most other prefectures in that it is almost never referred to as a “prefecture” or “-ken”, the “-do” in Hokkaido serves the same purpose. Hokkaido is host to some of the most beautiful, undisturbed natural spaces in Japan including 6 national parks, 12 natural parks, 12 wetlands and 6 active volcanoes. Hokkaido has a population of 5.5 million and Sapporo, its capital, is its only ordinance-dedicated city. Sapporo has a population of 1.91 million, making it the largest city in Hokkaido. Hokkaido's most famous dish is miso ramen, and there is even a theme park dedicated to the tasty noodle dish.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

9 ℃

Population

Total Population

5,460,000

Foreign Residents

22,027

Foreigner Birth

271

Information

No. of persons per household (persons)

3.19

Age of household heads (years old)

47.4

Income

420,466

Expenditure

365,172

Savings

9,384,000

Liabilities

4,152,000

annual crime

45,489

annual income

5,045,590

Expenditure Detail

Food

61,945

Rents for dwelling & land

50,929

Imputed rent for owned houses

65,931

Fuel, light & water charges

20,316

Electricity

7,521

Gas

3,989

Furniture & household utensils

8,867

Clothing & footwear

11,707

Medical care

11,944

Transportation & communication

46,868

Public transportation

4,994

Private transportation

26,103

Communication

15,770

Education

14,118

Culture & recreation

28,012

Foreign Nationalities

China

9560

Korea ( South and North )

5226

Philippines

1259

United States

985

Russia

559

Australia

556

United Kingdom

358

Canada

314

Thailand

275

Nepal

274

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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