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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

Average Annual Temperature

8 ℃

Population

Total Population

5,352,000

Foreign Residents

28,869

Foreigner Births

271

Information

No. of persons per household

2.79

Age of household heads (years old)

60.3

Income

437,500

Expenditure

383,758

Savings

13,030,000

Liabilities

3,570,000

Total population

5,352,000

Foreign residents

28,869

Foreigner births

271

Annual crime

53,588

Annual income

5,250,000

Expenditure Detail (MONTHLY - JP YEN)

Food

66,398

Rents for dwelling & land

50,929

Imputed rent

65,931

Fuel, light & water charges

21,733

Electricity

7,521

Gas

3,989

Furniture & household utensils

11,078

Clothing & footwear

13,251

Medical care

11,190

Transportation & communication

54,094

Public transportation

4,994

Private transportation

26,103

Communication

15,770

Education

12,806

Culture & recreation

26,437

Foreign Nationalities

China

9,623

Vietnam

5,880

Korea ( South and North )

5,096

Philippines

1,881

United States

1,259

Taiwan

1,236

Nepal

747

Thailand

631

Australia

618

Indonesia

543

Russia

514

United Kingdom

504

Foreigner Status

Permanent resident

5,343

Technical Intern Training No. 2 (supervisory)

5,179

Technical Intern Training No. 1 (supervisory)

4,417

Study abroad

4,139

Special permanent resident

3,124

Technology · Humanities · International work

2,497

Family stay

1,944

Japanese spouse

1,633

Specific activity

1,295

Technical skill

1,019

Education

445

Long-term resident

368

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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