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Living in Tokyo

At the center of the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area, the largest of its kind in the world, lies Tokyo Metropolis, containing 23 special wards and 39 municipalities. Tokyo's entire prefectural population stands at 13 million people. Tokyo is considered one of the top cities in the world, with an extremely high standard of living and high GDP. Many non-Japanese people live in and visit Tokyo each year, with a foreign population at around 364,600 registered residents. Tokyo's residents primarily use public transportation, and city's train and subway system is one of the most efficient in the world. There are many cultural and modern attractions in Tokyo. Some of the most famous are Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Rainbow Bridge, and Tokyo's many popular districts such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Asakusa, and Akihabara.

Current Weather

21˚ Partly Cloudy

Feels Like: 21˚ Low: 21˚ High: 28˚

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Last Updated: 2019/06/18 02:00

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Climate

Average Annual Temperature

16 ℃

Population

Total Population

13,624,000

Foreign Residents

500,874

Foreigner Births

3,703

Information

No. of persons per household

2.93

Age of household heads (years old)

59.5

Income

649,167

Expenditure

439,702

Savings

22,950,000

Liabilities

7,020,000

Total population

13,624,000

Foreign residents

500,874

Foreigner births

3,703

Annual crime

232,803

Annual income

7,790,000

Expenditure Detail (MONTHLY - JP YEN)

Food

83,474

Rents for dwelling & land

90,634

Imputed rent

132,910

Fuel, light & water charges

19,963

Electricity

7,479

Gas

4,341

Furniture & household utensils

10,065

Clothing & footwear

17,125

Medical care

12,799

Transportation & communication

46,306

Public transportation

11,672

Private transportation

18,766

Communication

14,295

Education

26,755

Culture & recreation

36,008

Foreign Nationalities

China

210,018

Korea ( South and North )

99,683

Vietnam

36,281

Philippines

33,411

Nepal

27,827

Taiwan

19,794

United States

19,342

India

12,818

Myanmar

10,597

Thailand

8,456

France

7,020

United Kingdom

6,591

Foreigner Status

Spouse of permanent resident

6,917

Corporate transfers

6,057

Advanced Profession No. 1

4,432

Technical Intern Training No. 2 (supervisory)

3,936

Technical Intern Training No. 1 (supervisory)

3,797

Professor

1,868

Education

1,864

Religion

1,108

Cultural activities

867

Entertainer

480

Research

379

Medical

377

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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