Living in Kumamoto

Kumamoto Prefecture is located on the western island of Kyushu. Its population is around 1.8 million. The majority, 1.4 million, of these people live in the prefecture's capital, Kumamoto City. Kumamoto Prefecture is home to an active volcano, Mt. Aso. Mt. Aso is the largest volcano in Japan, and one of the largest in the world. The delicacy of basashi, raw horse meat, can be eaten in Kumamoto Prefecture. Kumamoto Castle, dating back to 1467, is one of three premier castles in Japan. Tourists can visit the castle in Kumamoto City's chuo-ward.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

17 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,807,000

Foreign Residents

9,110

Foreigner Birth

145

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.43

Age of household heads (years old)

46.6

Income

403,905

Expenditure

353,321

Savings

8,388,000

Liabilities

4,997,000

annual crime

13,104

annual income

4,846,860

Expenditure Detail

Food

62,012

Rents for dwelling & land

45,523

Imputed rent for owned houses

67,419

Fuel, light & water charges

18,491

Electricity

8,696

Gas

4,187

Furniture & household utensils

9,045

Clothing & footwear

12,229

Medical care

11,164

Transportation & communication

43,093

Public transportation

2,975

Private transportation

23,659

Communication

16,460

Education

15,899

Culture & recreation

25,667

Foreign Nationalities

China

4602

Philippines

1368

Korea ( South and North )

1122

United States

346

Vietnam

243

Indonesia

207

Thailand

129

United Kingdom

100

Nepal

70

Canada

56

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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