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Living in Okayama

Okayama Prefecture, with a population of 1.9 million, is located in the Chugoku region of Honshu. The majority of the population lives in and around the capital, Okayama City, with many rural towns and villages seeing a steady and gradual decline in population as residents age. Okayama City's famous castle, Okayama Castle, was originally built in 1597, but mostly destroyed during WW2 bombing campaigns. Okayama City is also home to one of the three “Great Gardens of Japan”, Koraku-en, spanning 133,000 square meters. Okayama Prefecture's most famous traditional dish is bara-zushi, sushi rice spread over a dish with various sushi toppings and vegetables placed on top. The Legend of Momotaro originated in and takes place in Okayama Prefecture.

Current Weather

22˚ Foggy

Feels Like: 22˚ Low: 15˚ High: 24˚

Foggy later this morning.

Last Updated: 2019/04/25 10:01

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Climate

Average Annual Temperature

15 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,915,000

Foreign Residents

24,146

Foreigner Births

213

Information

No. of persons per household

3.03

Age of household heads (years old)

56.7

Income

565,000

Expenditure

377,457

Savings

21,120,000

Liabilities

5,140,000

Total population

1,915,000

Foreign residents

24,146

Foreigner births

213

Annual crime

21,928

Annual income

6,780,000

Expenditure Detail (MONTHLY - JP YEN)

Food

66,656

Rents for dwelling & land

57,068

Imputed rent

76,921

Fuel, light & water charges

21,105

Electricity

9,609

Gas

3,469

Furniture & household utensils

10,982

Clothing & footwear

11,059

Medical care

11,795

Transportation & communication

53,276

Public transportation

4,579

Private transportation

26,791

Communication

16,483

Education

19,848

Culture & recreation

28,443

Foreign Nationalities

China

7,571

Vietnam

6,144

Korea ( South and North )

5,291

Philippines

1,855

Brazil

940

Indonesia

892

United States

383

Thailand

348

Nepal

334

Cambodia

299

Taiwan

255

Myanmar

207

Foreigner Status

Permanent resident

5,026

Special permanent resident

4,477

Technical Intern Training No. 2 (supervisory)

3,753

Study abroad

3,665

Technical Intern Training No. 1 (supervisory)

3,050

Technology · Humanities · International work

1,355

Japanese spouse

1,187

Family stay

994

Long-term resident

660

Specific activity

459

Technical Intern training No. 2 (individual ent.)

238

Technical skill

221

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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