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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

Average Annual Temperature

15 ℃

Population

Total Population

690,000

Foreign Residents

7,120

Foreigner Births

55

Information

No. of persons per household

3.01

Age of household heads (years old)

59

Income

570,000

Expenditure

396,283

Savings

20,690,000

Liabilities

4,600,000

Total population

690,000

Foreign residents

7,120

Foreigner births

55

Annual crime

5,302

Annual income

6,840,000

Expenditure Detail (MONTHLY - JP YEN)

Food

73,735

Rents for dwelling & land

43,292

Imputed rent

69,278

Fuel, light & water charges

22,792

Electricity

9,385

Gas

3,952

Furniture & household utensils

10,505

Clothing & footwear

11,553

Medical care

11,822

Transportation & communication

56,963

Public transportation

2,514

Private transportation

37,335

Communication

16,601

Education

8,437

Culture & recreation

26,561

Foreign Nationalities

Brazil

3,685

China

1,358

Vietnam

892

Philippines

851

Korea ( South and North )

710

Indonesia

154

United States

137

Cambodia

132

Myanmar

103

Bangladesh

96

Thailand

82

India

43

Foreigner Status

Long-term resident

2,404

Permanent resident

1,968

Japanese spouse

953

Technical Intern Training No. 2 (supervisory)

953

Technical Intern Training No. 1 (supervisory)

716

Special permanent resident

578

Study abroad

347

Family stay

186

Technology · Humanities · International work

170

Education

83

Technical skill

60

Spouse of permanent resident

42

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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