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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.

What School Lunch Menu is Popular in Japan?

A consumers' co-operative union Palsystem conducted a survey about school lunch. They asked 1000 students what lunch menu they like. According to their report, the most popular menu is "curry and rice" (The multiple answers were allowed). …

Top 10 Japanese Sake, 2015

A sake fan site Nihonshu-monogatari reports the sake ranking. They calculate the rank by their own formula. According to it, Dassai in Yamaguchi prefecture is the best sake in Japan. The below shows the top 10 list of sake. All images are …

Changes in Butter Price in Tokyo

Recently the supply of butter is limited, and butter is sold out at stores. Only boxes of expensive butter are remaining at store shelves. Since the beginning of 2014, milk production in Japan was not well. And the butter production was no…

Breakdown of Foods That Japanese People Eat

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan reported statistics on the demand and supply of food in Japan. The table below shows the yearly breakdown of 2011 data. Table : Demand and Supply of Food in Japan in 2011 Domestic pr…

Trend in Vitamin Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

Vitamin intake of Japanese people is decreasing. The national nutrition survey conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reveals its trend.The following figures and table present the changes in daily vitamin intake of a Japanese …

Trend in Iron Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts the national nutrition survey every year. According to the survey, iron intake is decreasing rapidly. The data below shows the trend in iron intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan.…

Trend in Calcium Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

According to the national nutrition survey which was conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, calcium intake among Japanese people is decreasing. The following data show the trend in daily calcium intake per capita from 1975 to…

Trend in Carbohydrate Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

According to the national nutrition survey conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, an average Japanese takes 260 grams carbohydrate a day. The following shows the trend in carbohydrate intake, 1975 to 2012. Carbohydrate intake…

Trend in Fat Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

The national nutrition survey also reported the average fat intake by year in Japan. An average Japanese takes 55 grams of fat per day. 28% of them are animal origin. Figure : Trend in Daily Fat Intake Per Capita in Japan (unit: g) Fat int…

Trend in Protein Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

In Japan, like calorie intake, protein intake is also in decreasing trend. The average daily protein intake in 1975 was 80 grams per capita, and it decreased to 68 grams in 2012. Please see the following data reported by Ministry of Health…

Average Calorie Intake of Japanese People by Year

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts the national nutrition survey every year. According to the survey, the average daily calorie intake of a Japanese person in 2012 was 1,874 kcal. The following data show the changes in daily c…

What Is The Favorite Vegetable Among Japanese?

According to the survey by a nursery company Takii, the top 10 vegetables which Japanes people like are the following. No. 10 tie Welsh onion 1.8% of people say they like welsh onions (leek, Allium fistulosum). In the following image, stem…

What Vegetable Do Japanese Dislike?

An agricultural nursery company Takii reported their study of vegetables and home gardens. In the study, Takii asked their customers about favorite vegetables and unfavorite vegetables. According to their study, the most disliked vegetable…

Egg Consumption by Year in Japan

Chicken eggs are basic protein sources for Japanese people. An average Japanese eats 16.7 kg (36.8 pounds) of eggs a year. From 1960 to 1970, egg consumption rapidly increased. Since then, increasing pace has been moderate. At 1991, egg co…

Pork Consumption by Year in Japan

Japanese people eat 11.8 kg of pork meat a year on average. In 1960, pork consumption per capita was only 1.1 kg. Pork consumption was increasing from 1960 to 2005 (12 kg in 2005). But these days the trend of pork consumption is flat. Pork…

Average Cost of Wage-Workers Lunch in Japan

Shinsei Bank researched how much money wage-workers spend for their daily lunch. According to the research, wage-workers pay 541 yen ($5.30 € 3.95) for a lunch in average. The table below shows the changes of the average cost of wage-worke…

Who Likes Chocolate? Chocolate Consumption Ranking by City in Japan

The below shows the yearly amount of purchased chocolate per capita by city in Japan. Unit is gram. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese government and target people were families which consi…

Amount of whale flesh consumption by year in Japan

According to a government survey in 2012, whale flesh consumption per day per capita was 0.1 gram in Japan. Table : Whale flesh consumption by year per capita kg/year g/day 1960 1.6 4.5 1961 1.9 5.2 1962 2.4 6.7 1963 2.0 5.6 1964 1.9 5.1 1…

Beef Consumption by Year in Japan

The average Japanese eats 5.9 kg of beef a year. 50 years ago, beef consumption per capita was only 1 kg. In long time trend, beef consumption is increasing. But from 2000s, beef consumption dropped from 7.6 kg to 5.9 kg. Beef is relativel…

Who Purchased Chicken Most? (Purchased Chicken Meat by City in Japan)

According to a government survey, the average yearly purchased volume of chicken per capita is 14,484 gram. It is less than pork (19,075 g), but greater than beef (6,810 g). The following table presents the purchased volume of chicken by c…

Who Purchased Pork Most? (Purchased Pork Meat by City in Japan)

Pork is common in Japan. The average yearly purchased volume per capita is 19.075 kg. It is 2.8 times of beef and 1.3 times of chicken. The table below presents the yearly purchased volume of pork by city in Japan. Unit is gram. It is the …

Who Purchased Beef Most? (Purchased Beef Meat by City in Japan)

In Japan, beef meat is more expensive than pork. According to a survey conducted by the government, people in the western Japan buy beef much. The following shows the yearly purchased volume of beef by city in Japan. It is the average figu…

Money Spent on Sushi Restaurant (yearly amount by City in Japan)

When we Japanese eat sushi, we go to a sushi restaurant. Besides eating-out at sushi restaurants, some people buy a pack of sushi in a store, and others prepare sushi by themselves. Generally sushi served at restaurants is the most delicio…

Salt and Sugar Consumption in Japan

The following chart shows daily salt consumption per capita in Japan from 2003 to 2012. Unit is gram. Men eat more salt than women. Salt consumption is gradually decreasing. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare recommends to reduce salt …

What Kind of Restaurant is Popular in Japan

The following table presents for which type of restaurant Japanese people spent money. Unit is yen. It is the yearly average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese government and target people were families whic…

Ice Cream Consumption by City in Japan

The below present the yearly purchased amount of ice cream per capita by city in Japan. Unit is yen. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese government and target people were families which cons…

What Confectionery (Snacks/Sweets) is Popular in Japan

The following shows the yearly purchased amount of confectionery (snacks/sweets) by item in Japan. Unit is yen. It seems that ice cream is most popular. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese g…

What Vegetable is Most Purchased in Japan

In terms of volume, the most consumed vegetable is cabbage. But from an economical perspective, tomato is the most purchased vegetable. It seems that the unit values of tomato and cucumber are high. The following table shows yearly consump…

What Vegetable is Most Consumed in Japan

According to the statistics by the government, the most consumed vegetable is cabbage. Onion is the second. I do not think that white radish (rank 3 vegetable) is common outside Japan. The following table shows yearly consumption of vegeta…

Apple Consumption by City in Japan

The below shows yearly apple consumption per capita by city in Japan. Unit is gram. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by Japanese government and target people were families which consist of more than two …

Fruits Consumption by City in Japan

The table below shows yearly consumption of fruits per capita by city in Japan. Unit is yen (purchased amount). It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. It seems that people in eastern Japan eat fruits much. City Purchased amount (yen) …

What Fruit is Popular in Japan

The following table shows yearly consumption of fruits per capita in Japan. Unit is gram. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. Fruit Consumption (g) Banana 19396 Mikan 12099 Apple 12069 Other citrus 5452 Pear 4242 Watermelon 4102 St…

Consumption of Wine by City in Japan

The following table shows yearly consumption of wine per capita by city in Japan. Unit is mL. It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. People in Tokyo drink wine most. Rank No.2 Kofu is a leading producer of wine. Wine (mL) Tokyo 6,203 …

What Alcohol Beverage is Popular in Japan?

The following table shows yearly purchased amount by type of alcohol. Beer is the most popular. Low-malt alcohol which is called "second category beer" and Beer-like beverage (third category beer) are cheaper than traditional beer, because…

Consumption of Whiskey/Whisky by City in Japan

The following shows consumption of whiskey/whisky per capita in a year by city in Japan. Unit is mL. It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. There is ten times differential between the highest city and the lowest. We can see the same s…

Consumption of Distilled Liquor 'Shochu' by City in Japan

In some parts of Japan (generally regions far from Tokyo), it is common to drink white distilled spirit called shochu. It is distilled from barley, sweet potatoes, or buckwheat. The following shows consumption per capita of distilled spiri…

Consumption of Japanese Sake by City in Japan

The table below shows consumption per capita of Japanese sake in a year by city in Japan (unit: mL). It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. People in northern Japan drink sake much. City Consumption per capita (mL) Average 7,758 Niiga…

Consumption of Beer by City in Japan

The list below shows consumption per capita of beer (unit: L) in a year by city in Japan. It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. Rank 1 Morioka is also No. 1 city of "consumption of total alcohol beverage" (see Consumption of Alcohol …

Consumption of Alcohol Beverage by City in Japan, Who is the hardest drinker?

Below shows consumption per capita of alcohol beverage in a year by city in Japan. It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. Top 3 (Morioka, Aomori, Akita) are located in the northern side of Japan. City Purchased Amount (Yen) Average 41…

Consumption of Tea in Japan

The table below shows consumption of tea in Japan. Total consumption of tea is decreasing these days. Table1: Consumption of tea (unit: ton) Green tea Black tea Oolong tea Total 1980 104,027 7,599 4,232 115,858 1985 95,953 8,086 12,568 116…

What Sushi is Popular in Japan

So far, several surveys about people's favorite sushi were conducted on the internet. The result was varied. I cannot see common trend in those surveys. Survey 1: Men's favorite sushi, conducted by goo.ne.jp in 2006 Sushi Meaning Point 1 C…

Per Capita Chocolate Consumption in Japan

The following table shows statistics of chocolate consumption in Japan. Consumption per capita is gradually increasing. Imported chocolate is rapidly increasing. Year Production in Japan (ton) Imported (ton) Exported (ton) Consumption in J…

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.