Living in Kyoto

In the Kansai region of Japan lies Kyoto Prefecture, home to Japan's original capital, until the year 1869. Kyoto is considered the cultural center of Japan, and is a must-see for Japanese and international tourists alike. Within Kyoto, over 2,000 shrines and temples can be visited, and numerous Edo-period structures can be found in tact. Many annual festivals occur in Kyoto, some dating back over 1,000 years. Important spots to visit in Kyoto include the original Imperial Palace, where the Emperor resided until Japan's capital moved to Tokyo, and To-ji, a five story Buddhist pagoda, considered both a symbol of Kyoto and of Japan as a whole.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

16 ℃

Population

Total Population

2,625,000

Foreign Residents

52,096

Foreigner Birth

471

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.37

Age of household heads (years old)

47.4

Income

447,477

Expenditure

375,836

Savings

12,008,000

Liabilities

7,228,000

annual crime

32,866

annual income

5,369,720

Expenditure Detail

Food

70,136

Rents for dwelling & land

65,396

Imputed rent for owned houses

78,304

Fuel, light & water charges

18,822

Electricity

8,117

Gas

4,359

Furniture & household utensils

8,132

Clothing & footwear

11,838

Medical care

10,547

Transportation & communication

48,015

Public transportation

8,608

Private transportation

24,469

Communication

14,938

Education

25,569

Culture & recreation

34,900

Foreign Nationalities

Korea ( South and North )

30815

China

12459

Philippines

1949

United States

1215

Thailand

488

United Kingdom

413

Brasil

409

Indonesia

389

France

353

Vietnam

338

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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