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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.

Annual membership fee of a school club = 5000 yen ($51.02 €39.06)

My daughter participates a basketball club of her school. Its annual membership fee is 5000 yen ($51.02 €39.06). It is spent for various issues, like registration fee to an umbrella organization, shared gears, or a first aid kit. Once a ye…

Examination fee of an English proficiency exam = 1300 yen ($13.27 €10.16)

My daughter is going to take STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) test at her school. I paid 1300 yen ($13.27 €10.16) as examination fee. STEP has several grades, and she will challenge to a beginner's grade. She just started stu…

Supplemental textbook = 2100 yen ($21.43 €16.41)

There is no charge for school textbooks. But my daughter is not smart, especially at science. The textbook alone is not enough for her to understand science. So she needs a supplemental textbook to comprehend science. It cost 2100 yen ($21…

Notebook = 85 yen ($0.86 €0.65)

My daughter bought 5 notebooks for 418 yen at Ito-Yokado. One notebook costs 85 yen ($0.86 €0.65). Each grade class requires specific type of notebook.

Textbook for school = 0 yen

Elementary and junior high schools provide textbooks to the students without charge. Tax payers owe its cost. Some supplemental materials are charged and parents pay cost. Here is a textbook for home science (housecraft). You can see other…

School indoor shoes = 900 yen ($9.28 €7.14)

From kindergarten to high school, students have to wear their indoor shoes in the school buildings. Common indoor shoes cost 900 yen ($9.28 €7.14). My wife bought my son's cheaper one for 400 yen. In universities, we do not have to wear in…

School backpack = 42000 yen ($432.99 €333.33)

In Japan school starts from April. Students of elementary school usually bring their backpack to school. In April newly-enrolled students carry brandnew backpacks. The price is a popular model is 42000 yen ($432.99 €333.33). My son's backp…

Electronic dictionary =13800 yen ($146.81 €115.00)

My son wanted have a computerized dictionary (electronic dictionary) and I bought one for 13800 yen ($146.81 €115.00). Model name is PW-G5200 made by Sharp. This is a very domestic product. And Sharp does not sell it outside Japan. This di…

Entrance fee of a prestigious kindergarten = 900,000 yen ($9,473.68 €7,200.00)

My friend works for a university and that university has a subsidiary kindergarten. That kindergarten is prestigious and its entrance fee is 900,000 yen ($9,473.68 €7,200.00). © 2012 RICOH JAPAN I think entrance fee of a common kindergarte…

Weekly newspaper for kids = 500 yen per month ($5.38 € 4.03)

Weekly newspaper for kids costs 500 yen ($5.38 € 4.03) per month. Every Thursday this 20 page newspaper is delivered to my house. Its target audience is probably 7 years-old to 12 years-old kids. If you want to know something, ask me pleas…

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.