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Living in Kagoshima

Kagoshima Prefecture is located on the southern tip of Kyushu Island, in western Japan. The prefecture is currently well known for its active volcano, Sakurajima. Sakurajima overlooks the city of Kagoshima, the prefectural capital. Sakurajima has been consistently active since the 1950s, and in 2013 the volcano erupted over 500 times. Kagoshima is home to many mythical creatures of Japanese folklore, including the Kappa, a small, child-sized reptile-like creature said to inhabit rivers, the Issie, a lake monster resembling the Loch Ness Monster, and a small phantom made of rolled cotton called Ittan-Momen.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

18 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,690,000

Foreign Residents

6,317

Foreigner Birth

104

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.25

Age of household heads (years old)

47

Income

407,492

Expenditure

349,403

Savings

7,874,000

Liabilities

4,152,000

Total Population

1,690,000

Foreign Residents

6,317

Foreigner Birth

104

annual crime

10,503

annual income

4,889,900

Expenditure Detail

Food

60,719

Rents for dwelling & land

50,599

Imputed rent for owned houses

68,400

Fuel, light & water charges

17,273

Electricity

8,219

Gas

4,400

Furniture & household utensils

8,951

Clothing & footwear

9,708

Medical care

11,301

Transportation & communication

46,526

Public transportation

4,959

Private transportation

24,753

Communication

16,814

Education

15,223

Culture & recreation

23,937

Foreign Nationalities

China

3068

Philippines

1401

Korea ( South and North )

555

United States

262

Indonesia

124

Vietnam

111

United Kingdom

83

Thailand

72

Canada

58

Australia

40

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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