Living in Okinawa

Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, covering two-thirds of the Ryukyu Islands. Almost all of Okinawa's population resides on one of the eight main islands, Okinawa Island being the largest. The capital, Naha, has a population of 321,467 and is the largest city by population in Okinawa. Okinawa is an extremely popular holiday destination for tourists, due to its tropical climate, exquisite beaches, and resorts to accommodate all budgets. Okinawan culture is unique and differs greatly from Japanese culture and has many Chinese influences. There is a strong US military presence in Okinawa, with bases encompassing nearly 20% of the land on Okinawa Island.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

23 ℃

Population

Total Population

1,409,000

Foreign Residents

9,404

Foreigner Birth

423

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.53

Age of household heads (years old)

44.6

Income

324,891

Expenditure

279,661

Savings

4,645,000

Liabilities

3,978,000

annual crime

11,066

annual income

3,898,690

Expenditure Detail

Food

53,073

Rents for dwelling & land

45,649

Imputed rent for owned houses

62,882

Fuel, light & water charges

19,769

Electricity

10,441

Gas

3,925

Furniture & household utensils

5,834

Clothing & footwear

6,848

Medical care

7,740

Transportation & communication

34,949

Public transportation

3,649

Private transportation

16,808

Communication

14,491

Education

15,789

Culture & recreation

17,496

Foreign Nationalities

United States

2205

China

1982

Philippines

1640

Korea ( South and North )

772

India

275

Peru

273

Brasil

267

Indonesia

202

Vietnam

188

Nepal

175

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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