Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Education_Prices

Boy's School Gym Uniform = 14355 yen ($130.50 €120.63)

My son is going to join a senior high school in April. He bought his uniforms for P.E. classes of the high school. The set of uniforms consist of the following items. Long sleeve training wear Long pants Short sleeve sports shirt Short pan…

Boy's Senior High School Uniform = 27955 yen ($254.14 €234.92)

My son bought his school uniform. It consists of a jacke, trousers, and a shirt. I paid 27,955 yen ($254.14 €234.92) for them. The image is a sample of school uniform

Textbooks of 1st Grade Student at Senior High School = 27955 yen ($254.14 €234.92)

My son, 15 years old, will become a student of the senior high school in April. Today he bought many textbooks at the school. It cost 27955 yen ($254.14 €234.92). The image is a biology textbook.

Textbooks of 3rd Grade Student at Senior High School = 14355 yen ($130.50 €120.63)

My daughter, 17 years old, will become a third grade student at the senior high school in April. Today she bought twelve textbooks at the school. It cost 14355 yen ($130.50 €120.63). The following is a dictionary of sign language. She will…

Enrollment fee of a cram school = 32,000 yen ($285.71 €256.00)

My son once quit a cram school last year. But he will go to another cram school from next week. The enrollment fee is 32,000 yen ($285.71 €256.00), including a spring break session fee.

Text Books for Senior High School = 24130 yen ($215.45 €193.04)

My daughter will move to the next grade from April, and she bought text books for the next grade. She bought total 28 books. The total cost was 24130 yen ($215.45 €193.04). The image below is the text book for Japanese history.

Examination fee of Japan Kanji Aptitude Test = 2500 yen ($20.33 €18.94)

My son is going to take Japan Kanji Aptitude Test in January. The test examines ability to read and write kanji (characters from ancient China), to understand their meanings and use them correctly in sentences, and to identify correct stro…

Examination fee of an English proficiency exam = 4500 yen ($36.59 €34.09)

My daughter will take STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) test next January. She went to a book store to sign up her application to the test. We can submit the applications at some book shops. Her friend also went to the book st…

Attending the college's open day for high school students = 0 yen

In the summer break, my daughter went to some colleges to attend the college's open day. College's open day is a kind of publicity by colleges with presentation to recruit new students. On that day, high school students can come inside the…

Study aid materials at junior high school = 21745 yen ($176.13 €159.56) per year

My son goes to a junior high school. At the school, he uses a lot of learning materials, for instance, workbooks. The students have to buy those learning materials. This year I paid 21,745 yen ($176.13 €159.56) for them. The below is the b…

Guidebooks of Colleges and Universities = 0 yen

My daughter goes to a high school. There is a career guidance room in the school where teachers support students' career choices. At the room, students can take guidebooks of colleges and universities with free of charge. Those are kind of…

Cram School Summer Session = 64,476 yen ($511.71 €463.86)

My son is going to attend a cram school summer session this summer break. The session consists of 12 math classes and 6 English classes. I paid 64,476 yen ($511.71 €463.86) for it. Unfortunately, my son does not like to go to the cram scho…

3 days school study camp = 32,000 yen ($253.97 €230.22)

My daughter joined a senior high school this year. The school starts in April, and new students went to a 3-day study camp in remote area in April. The students stayed in a hotel and study together. I paid 32,000 yen ($253.97 €230.22) for …

High School Uniform, Summer Skirt = 7830 yen ($66.36 €60.23)

This week my daughter bought her summer skirt of the school uniform. The students have to wear it in summer season. It cost 7830 yen ($66.36 €60.23). Here is a sample of summer skirt (link to Amazon). 英真学園高等学校 夏服 サイズ:BIG …

High School Swimsuit = 3180 yen ($26.95 €24.46)

My daughter bought her school swimsuit for 3,180 yen ($26.95 €24.46). It is a uniform and every student wears it. She has her school swimsuit of her junior high school, but it is not allowed to use it in the senior high school. It is a str…

School Gym Uniform = 26,640 yen ($225.76 €204.92)

My daughter is going to join a senior high school this week. She bought her uniforms for P.E. classes of the high school. The set of uniforms consist of the following items. Item Yen $ Euro Training outer shirt, long sleeve 5300 $44.92 € 4…

Girl's School Shirt = 3200 yen ($26.89 €24.51)

My daughter needs her school shirts as the school uniform. We bought the long-sleeved shirt for 3200 yen ($26.89 €24.51) and the short-sleeved shirt for 2500 yen ($21.19 €19.23) at Mitsukoshi. Sample of school shirt (from Amazon) (コノミ)C…

Textbooks for Senior High School = 21,416 yen ($179.97 €166.02)

My daughter bought textbooks for her senior high school. For elementary schools and junior high schools, textbooks are free of charge. But for senior high schools, students have to buy textbooks. Her textbooks consist of 36 books. The tota…

Senior High School Uniform = 27,000 yen ($226.89 €209.30)

My daughter will go to a senior high school from April. She ordered her school uniform. The uniform consists of a jacket, winter skirt and summer skirt. The jacket cost 12,250 yen. The winter skirt was 7500 yen. The summer skirt was 7250 y…

Tuition Fee of Cram School Spring Break Session = 39,042 yen ($328.08 €289.20)

My son is a junior high school student. He will attend a cram school spring session in his spring break. It will cost 39,042 yen ($328.08 €289.20) for 19 lessons. My son does not like to go to the cram school. He sometimes skips the cram s…

Enrollment fee of a Tokyo Metropolitan senior high school = 5650 yen ($47.48 €41.85)

My daughter will go to a Tokyo Metropolitan senior high school from April. Yesterday my wife wired the enrollment fee. It cost 5650 yen ($47.48 €41.85). It is much cheaper than the fee of private schools (example of one school: 355,000 yen…

Tuition fee of a cram school February session = 32,400 yen ($274.58 €240.00)

My daughter goes to a cram school by February 18. That day is the final day of her cram school. She has been attending the cram school for 3 years. After that, she will take the entrance examination of a Tokyo metropolitan senior high scho…

Enrollment fee of a private senior high school = 355,000 yen ($3,034.19 €2,689.39)

My daughter passed the entrance examination of a private senior high school. The school sent us the information of the enrollment fee. It will cost 355,000 yen ($3,034.19 €2,689.39). It includes the proper enrollment fee 250,000 yen, and o…

Entrance examination fee of a private senior high school = 20,000 yen ($166.67 €138.89)

My daughter will take the entrance examination of a private senior high school in February. Its fee is 20,000 yen ($166.67 €138.89). She wired the fee from the bank. The examination consists of three subjects, Japanese, math and English. M…

Entrance examination fee of Tokyo Metropolitan senior high school = 2200 yen ($18.33 €15.28)

My daughter will take the entrance examination of a Tokyo Metropolitan senior high school which is run by Tokyo Metropolitan government in February. She paid the fee this month. It cost 2200 yen ($18.33 €15.28). The test consists of five s…

Workbook collecting questions on the high school entrance examination = 1080 yen ($10.19 €7.88)

My daughter will take a high school entrance examination next February. To prepare for it, I bought a workbook which collects past tests of the entrance examinations. The book is for the entrance examination of Tokyo metropolitan high scho…

Fee of a mock examination for senior high school examinations = 4000 yen ($39.22 €29.20)

My daughter wants to go to senior high school. Its entrance examination will held next February. To prepare for the examination, my daughter will take several mock examinations (simulation tests) from September to January. The fee of the m…

Enrollment fee of a cram school = 22,000 yen ($215.69 €160.58)

My son entered a cram school this month. Its enrollment fee was 22,000 yen ($215.69 €160.58). At the first time lesson, my son skipped the lesson. He escaped to another place, because he did not want to go the cram school. The principal of…

Demo Lesson at a Cram School = 0 yen

My son joined in a cram school today. That school is different from the school, which my daughter goes to. My son took zero score in an English listening test in his junior high school. So I decided to make him go to a cram school to learn…

Tuition Fee of Cram School Summer Session = 86400 yen ($847.06 €626.09)

My daughter goes to a cram school. She has lessons of the cram school in the 6 weeks-summer-break. She goes to the cram school for 5 weeks from Monday to Saturday to study Japanese, English, math, science and social study. It costs 86400 y…

Molecule model cards (Moruka) = 1620 yen ($15.88 €11.74)

I bought molecule model cards called Moruka through the internet for 1620 yen ($15.88 €11.74). Moruka cards are scientific, educational cards. On each card molecule structure is printed. Students can learn molecule structures of 48 substan…

School Trip to Nagano = 10,000 yen ($98.04 €70.92)

In June, my son is going to make a school trip to Nagano prefecture. It is a 3 day trip. I paid 10,000 yen ($98.04 €70.92) for it. He will visit a local farm to study agriculture. Before visiting the farm, my son wrote a letter to the host…

Annual membership fee of a school tennis club = 1000 yen ($9.80 €7.09)

My son joined the tennis club of his school. Its annual membership fee is 1000 yen ($9.80 €7.09). His sister is a member of the school basketball club. Its annual membership fee was 5000 yen last year. This year I have not heard about this…

School Trip Expense = 59800 yen ($691.09 €495.04)

My daughter is a junior high school student and will go on a school trip next June. It is a three day trip to Kyoto. She will go Kyoto with her 90 classmates and teachers. A travel agency reserved hotels and trains. I paid 59,800 yen ($691…

Outfits which new student of a junior high school has to buy = 89,290 yen ($884.06 €633.26)

My son will enter the junior high school from April. Before it, I had to buy his outfits at the school-designated stores with the fixed price. The school designated outfits, then students are not allowed to use other outfits. I think there…

Supplemental tuition fee at an elementary school = 14,810 yen ($151.12 €110.52) per year

In Japan, tuition fee for an elementary school is maintained by tax and we do not have to pay tuition fee. But besides basic cost, we have to pay school lunch fee and supplemental materials' fee. In my case I paid 14,810 yen for my son's s…

Let's experience a school lunch = 280 yen ($2.89 €2.12)

Last Saturday was an open-school day of my son's elementary school. The event of testing the school lunch was held. I signed up to attend it in advance, then I paid 280 yen ($2.89 €2.12) for it at the event. It was planned by PTA. I ate a …

Seeing school festival = 0 yen

I visited some school festivals of senior high schools with my son in September. School festival is an annual event. When school festival is held, senior high schools are open to public. So anyone can see school festivals without charge. C…

Attending a lecture of safety riding for bicycle = 0 yen

My son and I attended a lecture of safety driving for bicycle. It was held by the local police at the elementary school where my son goes to. There was demonstration which showed how careless/illegal cycling causes dangerous result. Stuntm…

Cram school September session = 28100 yen ($286.73 €216.15)

My daughter goes to a cram school after junior high school. The tuition fee is 28,100 yen ($286.73 €216.15) for September session. She goes to the cram school 4 times a week to study math and English. One class takes 90 minutes. There are …

Cram school summer session = 37,800 yen ($378.00 €290.77)

My daughter attends a summer session of the cram school. It costs 37,800 yen ($378.00 €290.77). She attends approximately 30 lessons of the cram school from July 20 to August 31. The session includes exams. She studies math and English at …

Attending a lecture presentation@elementary school = 0 yen

I attended a lecture presentation of "What we should do to avoid troubles caused by internet communication" which was held at the elementary school. It was a free lecture presentation. I learned many useful things about internet usage. Rec…

Study-aid book for civics = 1400 yen ($14.00 €10.77)

My daughter bought a study-aid book for civics for 1400 yen. Textbook provided by school is not so thick, does not include the detailed topics. Sometimes it is helpful to have a study-aid book (study guide) to comprehend the subject. Polit…

Guidebook of high schools = 1900 yen ($19.00 €14.62)

My daughter is planning to enter a senior high school in 2015. To choose the high school to go I bought a guidebook of high schools in Tokyo area. It cost 1900 yen ($19.00 €14.62). It covers approximately 400 high schools in Tokyo area. Th…

School-provided lunch @junior high school = 60,160 yen ($640.00 €477.46) per year

Junior high school in Tokyo also provides school lunch. It costs 60,160 yen ($640.00 €477.46) per year. My daughter eats 188 lunches in a year. It means one lunch costs 320 yen ($3.40 €2.54). In Yokohama city where is the 2nd biggest city …

School-provided lunch @elementary school = 53,240 yen ($566.38 €422.54) per year

My son eats school lunch when he goes to his elementary school. Lunch is cooked by school cooks at the school kitchen. School lunch costs 53,240 yen ($566.38 €422.54) per year. He eats 190 lunches in a year. So one lunch costs 280 yen ($2.…

To see a sports festival of an elementary school = 0 yen

There was a sports day at the elementary school my son goes to. I went to the school to see it. Students' family can enter the school. There is no charge to watch the sports festival. I am not sure whether strangers are officially allowed …

Correspondence study course for kids = 5000 yen ($52.63 €39.37) per month

My son goes to school. In addition to it he also studies correspondence course for elementary school kids. It costs 5000 yen ($52.63 €39.37) per month. Every month text books and supplemental learning tools are sent from the correspondence…

Annual membership fee of PTA = 2000 yen ($20.00 €15.27)

Common school in Japan has Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). This association consists of parents and teachers. It facilitates parental participation in a school. Its annual fee is 2000 yen ($20.00 €15.27). I participate in some PTA activi…

School trip to Nikko (3 days) = 6000 yen ($60.00 €45.80)

My son is going to make a 3-days school trip to Nikko. It costs 6000 yen ($60.00 €45.80). In elementary school, 5th grade (10 or 11 years old) and 6th grade students make school trips. At my son's school, 5th grade and 6th grade go on trip…

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.