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.

Electronics_Prices

Huawei Smartphone; HUAWEI nova lite = 20400 yen ($185.45 €171.43)

Last week, I bought a smartphone (HUAWEI nova lite) for 20400 yen ($185.45 €171.43). I have been using a Casio cell phone for 8 years. But my contract with a phone company will expire this summer, so I decided to change my phone. Image: HU…

LED Light = 1922 yen ($15.63 €14.56)

In my house, the light bulb in the kitchen burned out. So I went to a shop (Yamada-denki) to buy a new light. The burned light was an incandescent lamp. This time I bought a LED light. The price was 1922 yen ($15.63 €14.56).

Second-hand 17 inches LCD Monitor = 3400 yen ($28.10 €25.00)

I bought a second hand 17 inches LCD monitor for 3400 yen ($28.10 €25.00) via mail order service. My note PC does not have a big screen. I connected the new LCD to the note PC, and I use the 17 inches LCD as a display device.

HDMI Cable = 1058 yen ($8.75 €7.78)

I bought a HDMI cable at Yamada Denki store to connect my note PC and my TV. The price was 1058 yen ($8.75 €7.78). My note PC has a mini type port for HDMI, so I bought a "type A terminal - type C terminal" one.

Toaster oven = 1,536 yen ($12.49 €11.29)

My toaster oven was broken in June, and I bought new one in July via Amazon. The price was 1,536 yen ($12.49 €11.29). The heater power of the old oven was 800W. The heater power of this oven is 1000W. So sandwich loaves easily get burned i…

Blu-Ray Blank Disc (BD-R) = 1151 yen ($9.59 €7.99) per 10 discs

I bought a pack of Blu-ray blank discs at Yamada Denki for 1151 yen ($9.59 €7.99) to record TV shows. The pack includes 10 discs. Most of the discs in the store are made in Taiwan. Only Panasonic discs are made in Japan. In the Internet, m…

Washing machine = 49,000 yen ($408.33 €340.28)

Last year on December 31st, my washing machine was broken. So I went to a store to buy a new washing machine. I chose Sharp ES-GE60P (image below). It cost 49,000 yen ($408.33 €340.28) including the recycling charge for the broken machine.…

Color Inkjet Printer = 3,454 yen ($28.78 €23.50)

I bought a Canon color printer via Amazon in November to print my new year's cards. It cost 3,454 yen ($28.78 €23.50). Currently (Dec 31), its price is 3,118 yen ($25.98 €21.21).The running cost is relatively expensive. This printer requir…

HDMI Cable = 1684 yen ($15.89 €12.29)

I bought a blu-ray disc recorder this week. It did not include a HDMI cable, so I bought a HDMI cable at Yamada-denki for 1684 yen ($15.89 €12.29). Many manufacturers make HDMI cables and there are so many kinds of cables in the store. It …

Blu-ray Disc Recorder = 36,446 yen ($343.83 €266.03)

I bought a blu-ray disc recorder made by Sharp via Amazon.co.jp. It cost 36,446 yen ($343.83 €266.03). I use a Sharp TV in my house. A Sharp recorder works with a Sharp TV well together, so I bought the Sharp recorder.Blu-ray disc recorder…

Tablet PC = 17300 yen ($169.61 €122.70)

I bought a cheap model tablet PC for my son. It was made in China, and its price was 17300 yen ($169.61 €122.70). My son bought a game software "Minecraft". He plays it every day, and watch YouTube movies which other MineCraft players reco…

Cost of installing a ceiling light adapter on the ceiling = 5000 yen ($49.02 €35.46)

Recently I changed ceiling lights in two rooms of my house. In order to install a Japanese type ceiling light, we need a one-touch adaptor on the ceiling (the following image). Unfortunately an adaptor was not equipped in two rooms. I aske…

LED ceiling light = 8072 yen ($79.14 €57.25)

I bought two LED ceiling lights at Amazon.co.jp. Luminous flux of the first light is 3800 lm, and luminous flux of the second light is 3200 lm. It cost 8072 yen ($79.14 €57.25) for the 3800 lm light, 6436 yen ($63.10 €45.65) for the 3200 l…

Hair Iron = 3200 yen ($31.68 €22.86)

My daughter wanted to have a hair iron. And I bought it for her at Yamada-denki. It cost 3200 yen ($31.68 €22.86). But after the purchase, she has not used it at all. Because she heard that her friend got burned with a hair iron while usin…

Electric Shaver Replacement Blade = 770 yen ($7.62 €5.46)

I dropped my electric shaver on the floor and the blade got broken. After that the shaver does not work, because the inner blade gets stuck with the broken outer blade. I bought new blade for 770 yen ($7.62 €5.46) at Yamada-denki. Here is …

Incandescent filament lamp = 105 yen ($1.01 €0.74)

I bought two traditional incandescent lamps at a 100 yen shop. It cost 105 yen ($1.01 €0.74). It is for the entrance space. Recently many traditional incandescent lamps are replacing with LED lamps, because LED can save energy. In my house…

3 way socket adapter (outlet tap) = 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81)

I bought a 3 way socket adapter for 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81) at a 100 yen shop. These days there are many electric devices in a house, so we need more outlets in our houses. I use this plug to divide the outlet into 3. In Japan outlet voltage…

Print out photo from digital device = 37 yen ($0.38 €0.28) per one photo

I went to a photo shop to print out photo data which I took with my cell phone. I carried the data in a SD card (data storage card). I put the SD card into a terminal computer in the shop, and operated the terminal to order which data I ne…

USB Cable Power Adapter for Apple iPod = 1280 yen ($13.20 €10.00)

My daughter bought a "USB Cable Power Adapter for Apple iPod" for 1280 yen ($13.20 €10.00). How to use it : 1. plugs it in the wall outlet. 2. plugs USB cable in this adapter, then power charge starts. I thought it would cost about 500 yen…

Electric fan = 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31)

I bought an electric fan for 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31) at Seiyu. I already have 2 fans in my house. It is the 3rd fan. My wife bought the oldest fan more than 20 ago, it does not work well recently. My son keeps the second fan all to himsel…

Rechargeable battery = 1050 yen ($10.29 €8.08)

My wife bought two rechargeable batteries for 1050 yen ($10.29 €8.08). Those are for a camera and an electronic dictionary.

Stereo earphones = 105 yen ($1.03 €0.80)

I bought stereo earphones for 150 yen ($1.03 €0.80) at a 100 yen shop. It is 3 meters long. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Kanagwa, May 24 Manager of a Japanese pub was arrested on charges o…

CD player = 3980 yen ($39.41 €30.62)

I bought a Sony CD player (Compact Disc music player) for 3980 yen ($39.41 €30.62). You can listen radio with it. There were other brand's CD players at the shop. But once my friend told me Sony CD player likely produced less malfunction t…

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…

Calculator = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.87)

My son wanted to have a calculator and we went to a 100 yen shop to buy it. It cost 105 yen ($1.12 €0.87). It is run by a battery. An expensive calculator has a solar battery, but unfortunately we can not afford a such calculator in 100 ye…

TDK blank DVD-R, 2 disks = 105 yen ($1.05 €0.80)

I bought blank DVD-R made by TDK for 105 yen ($1.05 €0.80) at a 100 yen shop. It includes 2 disks. In Japan, they say DVD made by Taiyo-yuden is most reliable. Actually I am using Taiyo-yuden's DVD for my important data which has to be kep…

Delonghi oil heater = 36178 yen ($389.01 €289.42)

I bought a Delonghi oil heater for 36,178 yen ($389.01 €289.42) from amazon.co.jp. It works with electricity, so heating power is not so high. It take one hour to warm up my room. Someday I would like to set up a gas outlet in my room and …

Web Camera = 1806 yen ($19.42 €14.45)

I bought a web camera for 250 yen ($2.69 €2.00). It was a discounted price, because the camera was a outdated model. Its original price was 1806 yen ($19.42 €14.45). Resolution of the camera is 1,300,000 pixels. The latest high quality mod…

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.