Fukuoka

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
230/265
Details
Large apartment$930.00
Medium apartment$740.00
Small apartment$550.00

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$18.00
A Cappuccino$3.30
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$5.30
Bread$1.10
Lunch$6.70
Monthly fitness club membership$74.00
Monthly public transport$100.00
Movie ticket$15.00

Startups

2
247/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups4
Meetups members371
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startups [score]0.22
Total number of startups8

Venture Capital

3
166/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.28

Travel Connectivity

6
36/265
Details
Airport hub38
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]1.00

Commute

N/A
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Japan/Fukuoka-shi

Business Freedom

8
134/263
Details
Business freedom82.50
Business freedom [score]0.82
Freedom from corruption76.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.82
Lack of labor restrictions83.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.87
Time to open a business11.20
Time to open a business [score]0.88

Safety

10
6/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.94
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]1.00

Healthcare

9
3/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.78
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)83.68
Life expectancy [score]1.00

Education

6
45/239
Details
Best university in rankingKyushu University
Best university ranking375
Country mean scores in PISA math test518.26
Country mean scores in PISA reading test538.05
Country mean scores in PISA science test546.74
PISA math ranking (high school)4
PISA ranking3
PISA ranking (high school) [score]1.00
PISA reading (high school)7
PISA science (high school)2
Percent of happy students0.85
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.24
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.18
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

7
123/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.57
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.62
Urban greenery [score]0.54

Economy

4
215/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area108.58
Currency for urban areaJPY
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.14
GDP per capita$37389.79
GDP per capita [score]0.60

Taxation

6
59/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.76
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

5
172/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)10.80
Internet access (download) [score]0.28
Internet access (upload) [score]0.68
Upload speed (Mbps)18.18

Leisure & Culture

6
126/264
Details
Art galleries132
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas26
Cinemas [score]0.44
Comedy clubs17
Comedy clubs [score]0.66
Concert venues97
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites257
Historical sites [score]0.59
Museums142
Museums [score]0.56
Performing art venues67
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues109
Sports [score]0.75
Zoos17
Zoos [score]0.74

Tolerance

7
166/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.54
LGBT Equality Index53.62
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.53
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.78

Outdoors

6
52/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.30
Median peak in meters780.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)7.00
Water access [score]0.83
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Costs of living

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Housing costs (USD)

$470$620
$550
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$74
Movie ticket$15
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$100
Lunch$7
-23%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$40,703
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

0.60
Guns per 100 people
0.06
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

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Visa

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo, Japan

2-2-1 Azabudai, Minato ward, Tokyo 106-0041, Japan

Phone: +81-3-5574-7611

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People in Fukuoka

Population of Fukuoka

2,786,500
1,088 /km²
120/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Fukuoka

Demographics of Japan

Median age
47
Elderly people
27%
Life expectancy at birth
85
GDP per capita (in USD)
$37,390
149/262
Unemployment
3%
21/263

Languages

English proficiency score
52
189/228
Common spoken languages
Japanese

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Founder
8.00%
Teacher
6.00%
Marketing Manager
4.00%
Web Developer
4.00%
Software Engineer
4.00%
Physician
2.00%
Interior Designer
2.00%
Other
70.00%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

90

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Fukuoka


Fukuoka (福岡) is the capital of Fukuoka prefecture and the largest city on the island of Kyushu.

Fukuoka is a modern city, divided historically by the central river into two separate cities, Hakata (博多) and Fukuoka (福岡). The main railway station and port are still known as Hakata Station and Hakata Port. There are city centers in both Hakata and Tenjin.

There is a Tourist Information Center in Tenjin with English speakers available under the Nishitetsu Fukuoka station. For information in English, visit the Rainbow Plaza, located on the 8th floor of the Inter Media Station (IMS) building. The IMS is accessible by subway and is just a three-minute walk from the Tenjin station. In the middle of Hakata JR train station there is a Tourist Information Center (sometimes with English speakers) with brochures in English, Japanese and other languages. They can help with transport information and bookings. On the third floor of the ACROS building, near Nakasu, you can find more information in English.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Japan
22nd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

38th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

22nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

18th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

60th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

40th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

50th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

16th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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