Living in Kanagawa

Kanagawa Prefecture is located to the south of Tokyo, in the Kanto region of Honshu. It connects almost seamlessly with the Tokyo Metropolitan Area with many of its public transportation services feeding to and from central Tokyo. Its capital, Yokohama City, is the 2nd largest city in Japan, and has a long history of being a famous port city of Japan. Yokohama's Chinatown is not only the largest Chinatown in Japan and Asia, but it is one of the largest in the world, with nearly 3,000 Chinese immigrants residing within. A US Naval Base is located near Yokosuka, further increasing the foreign population of the prefecture. Many popular tourist attractions are located in Kanagawa, including beautiful Kamakura City, and Hakone's resorts and outlet malls.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

16 ℃

Population

Total Population

9,067,000

Foreign Residents

162,142

Foreigner Birth

2,110

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.22

Age of household heads (years old)

47.4

Income

539,542

Expenditure

439,542

Savings

14,003,000

Liabilities

8,981,000

annual crime

76,511

annual income

6,474,500

Expenditure Detail

Food

75,077

Rents for dwelling & land

79,589

Imputed rent for owned houses

104,986

Fuel, light & water charges

17,777

Electricity

7,518

Gas

4,630

Furniture & household utensils

9,986

Clothing & footwear

15,830

Medical care

12,910

Transportation & communication

53,958

Public transportation

12,060

Private transportation

26,827

Communication

15,071

Education

25,066

Culture & recreation

36,719

Foreign Nationalities

China

55362

Korea ( South and North )

32525

Philippines

18253

Brasil

10060

Peru

7442

Vietnam

6074

United States

4950

Thailand

3807

India

3120

United Kingdom

1639

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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