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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 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.58 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.75 (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 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 11.3 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.7 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.47 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.93 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.33 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.33 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.19 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.8 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.44 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.44 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 14.73 (Very Low)
  • Living in Osaka - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Osaka is 168.59 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 85.27 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.08 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.11 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106.92 (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 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.32 USD

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

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