Living in Shimane

Shimane Prefecture, located on the western edge of Honshu, is small and narrow, with a coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Shimane's population is just over 712,000, the second least populated prefecture in all of Japan. The majority of Shimane Prefecture's land is mountainous, making it difficult to inhabit, thus many of Shimane Prefecture's residents live along the coast. Shimane Prefecture is scenic and quiet; Matsue City, the capital, has a population just over 200,000 making it the least populated capital city in any of Japan's prefectures. Shimane Prefecture has a high percentage of elderly residents, one of the highest in Japan, and more people aged over 100 years than any other prefecture.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

15 ℃

Population

Total Population

707,000

Foreign Residents

5,486

Foreigner Birth

55

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.54

Age of household heads (years old)

47.1

Income

471,268

Expenditure

382,249

Savings

11,914,000

Liabilities

5,963,000

annual crime

4,500

annual income

5,655,220

Expenditure Detail

Food

66,216

Rents for dwelling & land

43,292

Imputed rent for owned houses

69,278

Fuel, light & water charges

19,604

Electricity

9,385

Gas

3,952

Furniture & household utensils

9,651

Clothing & footwear

11,322

Medical care

12,458

Transportation & communication

56,450

Public transportation

2,514

Private transportation

37,335

Communication

16,601

Education

11,684

Culture & recreation

28,148

Foreign Nationalities

China

2080

Brasil

1125

Korea ( South and North )

841

Philippines

832

United States

125

Indonesia

88

Thailand

60

Bangladesh

45

Vietnam

31

Mongolia

23

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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