Living in Saitama

Saitama Prefecture, one of the few landlocked prefectures in Japan, is located north of Tokyo in the Kanto region of Honshu. It is considered to be a part of the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area, and many of its residents commute to Tokyo daily, making Saitama Prefecture's economy largely dependent on Tokyo. The population of Saitama Prefecture is 7.19 million. Much of Saitama's population lives in its larger cities; Saitama City, the capital, Soka, Misato, as well as many other smaller cities. Many Tokyoites travel to Saitama for shopping. Costco, Lalaport, IKEA and one of the largest shopping malls in Japan, Koshigaya LakeTown are all located in Saitama.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

15 ℃

Population

Total Population

7,212,000

Foreign Residents

117,845

Foreigner Birth

1,255

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.32

Age of household heads (years old)

47.7

Income

492,486

Expenditure

412,598

Savings

12,720,000

Liabilities

8,096,000

annual crime

93,157

annual income

5,909,830

Expenditure Detail

Food

72,086

Rents for dwelling & land

66,167

Imputed rent for owned houses

89,785

Fuel, light & water charges

17,817

Electricity

7,728

Gas

4,581

Furniture & household utensils

10,115

Clothing & footwear

14,487

Medical care

12,958

Transportation & communication

48,737

Public transportation

9,927

Private transportation

23,382

Communication

15,428

Education

27,972

Culture & recreation

34,712

Foreign Nationalities

China

47816

Korea ( South and North )

18377

Philippines

16552

Brasil

9123

Peru

4178

Vietnam

3700

Thailand

2670

Pakistan

1961

United States

1808

Bangladesh

1223

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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