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Osaka (大阪市 Ōsaka-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka]; ) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by daytime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and the third largest city by nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and Yokohama, serving as a major economic hub for the country. Historically a merchant city, Osaka has also been known as the "nation's kitchen" (天下の台所 tenka no daidokoro) and served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.

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Facts and Stats for Osaka*

  • Pollution Statistics in Osaka

    Know the pollution level of Osaka before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.95 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38.64 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 49 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.41 (Moderate)
  • Osaka: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Osaka for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Osaka.

    • Burglary and Theft 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.99 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.56 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.42 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 11.69 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 14.8 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 11.69 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.74 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.58 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 15.58 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.58 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 13.96 (Very Low)
  • Living in Osaka - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Osaka is 167.75 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 86.03 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 55.61 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.01 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.26 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.38 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Osaka

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Osaka

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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