Living in Shizuoka

Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the Chubu area of Honshu, with a population of 3,774,000. The capital, Shizuoka City, is surrounded with lush scenery and historical culture. Japan's largest tea growing area is located near Shizuoka City. To the east lies the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji; a beautifully intact and active volcano, and one of Japan's most famous icons. Mt. Fuji has been an inspiration for the Japanese spirit since medieval times. Shizuoka Prefecture has many amazing hot springs and ryokan for visitors and residents alike. Shizuoka Prefecture holds the largest percentage of “secondary homes,” or “vacation homes” in Japan, at 18%, due to its scenic beauty and convenient links to the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

Climate

Annual Average Temperature

17 ℃

Population

Total Population

3,735,000

Foreign Residents

77,353

Foreigner Birth

612

Information

Num. of persons per household (persons)

3.43

Age of household heads (years old)

48.1

Income

497,152

Expenditure

419,887

Savings

13,701,000

Liabilities

5,835,000

annual crime

32,396

annual income

5,965,820

Expenditure Detail

Food

69,377

Rents for dwelling & land

61,879

Imputed rent for owned houses

80,075

Fuel, light & water charges

18,921

Electricity

8,552

Gas

5,346

Furniture & household utensils

8,933

Clothing & footwear

12,668

Medical care

12,539

Transportation & communication

52,447

Public transportation

5,332

Private transportation

31,636

Communication

15,479

Education

19,756

Culture & recreation

28,620

Foreign Nationalities

Brasil

33547

China

13116

Philippines

12517

Korea ( South and North )

6216

Peru

5445

Vietnam

2111

Indonesia

1743

Thailand

1143

United States

855

India

575

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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