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.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

16 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,936,000

Foreign Residents

20,968

Foreigner Birth

213

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.42

Age of household heads (years old)

47.1

Income

479,629

Expenditure

405,423

Savings

13,362,000

Liabilities

5,454,000

annual crime

22,005

annual income

5,755,550

Expenditure Detail

Food

66,791

Rents for dwelling & land

57,068

Imputed rent for owned houses

76,921

Fuel, light & water charges

19,385

Electricity

9,609

Gas

3,469

Furniture & household utensils

10,384

Clothing & footwear

13,232

Medical care

11,994

Transportation & communication

47,853

Public transportation

4,579

Private transportation

26,791

Communication

16,483

Education

20,874

Culture & recreation

33,719

Foreign Nationalities

China

9554

Korea ( South and North )

6268

Philippines

1503

Brasil

1183

Vietnam

693

Indonesia

423

United States

312

Thailand

161

Peru

143

Malaysia

118

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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