Living in Hyogo

Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan. Kobe, its capital, is a part of the Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe metropolitan area, the second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. Kobe has a unique atmosphere compared with other cities in Japan, with many Western-style structures and a strong international influence. Himeji Castle, located in Himeji City, is one of Japan's most famous castles, and has survived for over 400 years. Many non-Japanese reside in Hyogo Prefecture, the highest numbers of which being Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and American. Hyogo Prefecture is well known for its beautiful scenery, beaches, mountains, onsen, and of course, the world-famous Kobe Beef.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

17 ℃

Population

Total Population

5,571,000

Foreign Residents

97,164

Foreigner Birth

995

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.43

Age of household heads (years old)

47.2

Income

475,925

Expenditure

407,939

Savings

12,780,000

Liabilities

7,813,000

annual crime

75,642

annual income

5,711,100

Expenditure Detail

Food

72,429

Rents for dwelling & land

63,930

Imputed rent for owned houses

83,894

Fuel, light & water charges

18,394

Electricity

8,417

Gas

4,078

Furniture & household utensils

9,048

Clothing & footwear

13,475

Medical care

11,729

Transportation & communication

54,634

Public transportation

10,300

Private transportation

29,637

Communication

14,697

Education

26,299

Culture & recreation

34,735

Foreign Nationalities

Korea ( South and North )

50438

China

25253

Vietnam

4484

Philippines

3477

Brasil

2872

United States

2265

India

1463

Peru

906

Indonesia

761

Thailand

699

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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