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.

Food_Prices

Udon + Sushi Plate = 620 yen ($5.08 €4.56)

My son and I went ot a cheap price restaurant and ate udon+sushi plate. The price was 620 yen ($5.08 €4.56) for one plate. It was not authentic sushi, but my son likes them.

Fruit Tart = 2095 yen ($17.17 €15.40)

I bought a fruit tart at FLO for 2095 yen ($17.17 €15.40). It was a tart with cherries, apricots, pear, orange, red currants, and pecans.

Sushi dish at a sushi-go-round restaurant = 108 yen per dish ($0.89 €0.79)

My wife, my son and I went to a sushi-go-round restaurant to eat sushi. The restaurant is a cheap one and they serve one sushi dish (usually two sushi on it) for 108 yen ($0.89 €0.79). Three of us ate 29 dishes and bought 5 more dishes to …

Combined Plate Dish = 1296 yen ($10.89 €10.05)

My wife, my son and I went to a restaurant today. My wife and I ordered combined plate dishes. It cost 1296 yen ($10.89 €10.05). My son ordered hamburg steak. Its price was 972 yen ($8.17 €7.53). Image : combined plate dish Image : hamburg…

Birthday Ice Cream Cake = 2900 yen ($24.37 €21.48)

My family ate an ice cream cake on my daughter's birthday. It cost 2900 yen ($24.37 €21.48). The cake was decorated with "Olaf" of "Frozen". And it was made with ice cream. My wife bought it at a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop. Baskin-Robbi…

Mickey Mouse Osechi Meal = 10800 yen ($90.00 €73.47)

In New Year's holiday, we Japanese eat osechi foods. Osechi foods are put in boxes like the following pictures. This year my mother bought a Mickey Mouse osechi for 10800 yen ($90.00 €73.47). I ate them at my family's reunion in the holida…

Frozen (2013 film) Potato Chips = 179 yen ($1.66 €1.31)

I bought potato chips with the package on which Frozen characters are printed. I bought it for 179 yen ($1.66 €1.31) at mybasket. Its taste is usual, nothing is different from common potato chips, I think. I have not seen the movie yet. Bu…

Lunch box sold at stations (ekiben) = 800 yen ($7.55 €5.84)

I bought a lunch box which is sold at the train station. It is called "ekiben". I bought "Shiumai Bento", it means dim sum lunch box. Last year, I bought the same one for 750 yen, but this year it costs 800 yen ($7.55 €5.84). In last April…

Fruit jelly = 520 yen ($5.10 €3.80)

My wife visited her father today. She bought popular fruit jellies at her home town. The price of one jelly is 520 yen ($5.10 €3.80). This fruit jelly was introduced by TV shows many times and became popular in the country. There are sever…

Delivery Pizza Large Size = 3456 yen ($33.88 €25.23)

I had my family reunion today and we ordered a delivery pizza. A large size pizza with chicken cost 3456 yen ($33.88 €25.23). We also ordered a crab pizza of midium size. It cost 2230 yen. Photo : Pizza with chicken There was a stray cat i…

Chocolate cake = 2207 yen ($21.64 €15.99)

My wife bought a chocolate cake for 2207 yen ($21.64 €15.99) at a cake shop cozycorner. My daughter does not like white cream cakes, so my wife chose the chocolate cake. Its diameter is approximately 17 cm (6.7 in). Electric fan = 2052 yen…

All-you-can-eat sweets restaurant =1530 yen ($15.00 €10.85)

My daughter went to an all-you-can-eat sweets restaurant sweets paradise with her friends. Customers can eat cakes and sweets as much as they want with 1530 yen ($15.00 €10.85). The restaurant is usually crowded, and often guests wait in a…

Precooked seasoning for fried rice = 97 yen ($0.93 €0.68)

I bought a precooked seasoning for fried rice at Seiyu. It includes 3 servings and cost 97 yen ($0.93 €0.68). I use it when I cook fried rice in a frying pan. I put this seasoning into the pan, then seasoned fried rice was made. It was goo…

Parts of a decoration cake = 1700 yen ($16.35 €11.97)

My wife set up a decoration cake. She bought a sponge base, strawberries, objects made by chocolate, and whipped cream. Then she assembled them into the decoration cake. The cost of those materials was 1700 yen ($16.35 €11.97). Strangely m…

Beef stew lunch = 700 yen ($6.73 €4.93)

I ate a beef stew lunch at a local restaurant for 700 yen ($6.73 €4.93). The owner of the restaurant reformed his house into his own restaurant. If he rent a space for the restaurant, he has to pay much money to the landlord. So to save hi…

Losing weight methods in Japan (2013)

One of the diet-related site introduces interesting methods of loosing weight. Method Method How to do it 夕飯早めダイエット Eating supper in early time diet Eating supper in early evening ヨガダイエット Yoga diet キャベツダイエット Cabbag…

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 …

Menma (fermented bamboo shoots) = 198 yen ($1.98 €1.52)

I bought a bottle of menma for 198 yen ($1.98 €1.52) at Seiyu to eat them with ramen noodle. Menma is a bamboo shoot boiled, sliced, fermented, dried or preserved in salt, then soaked in hot water and sea salt. Menma is also called as "Chi…

Pudding with fruits = 198 yen ($2.02 €1.52)

My wife bought puddings with fruits with the discounted price. It was 118 yen ($1.20€0.91). The original price was 198 yen ($2.02 €1.52). So it was 40% off. It included cream, jam, castera, kiwi, orange, and pineapple.

Thunderbirds sweets = 840 yen ($8.66 €6.46)

I bought a box of Thunderbirds sweets for 840 yen ($8.66 €6.46) at Thunderbirds Expo. I forgot to explain about Thunderbirds on Sunday's post. According to Wikipedia Thunderbirds is; a 1960s British science-fiction television series, creat…

Ramen = 830 yen ($8.56 €6.38)

I ate ramen noodle at a ramen shop (restaurant) in Odaiba Venus Fort. It cost 830 yen ($8.56 €6.38). Restaurants in Odaiba are always crowded and seats are mostly occupied. Generally we have to wait in a queue until seats are available. Fo…

Fruit jelly = 142 yen ($1.46 €1.09)

When I went to a supermarket with my son, he wanted to have a cup of fruit jelly. I bought it for 142 yen ($1.46 €1.09). It was a newly-introduced product. The price was discounted trial price. --- Today's temperature is 30.2 C.

Borscht lunch = 800 yen ($8.25 €6.25)

This is a report from Nagoya. I ate a borscht lunch plate at the Little World Museum. It cost 800 yen ($8.25 €6.25). As you know borscht is a Russian cuisine. I think that plate is localized to Japanese flavor. There was no beat. The plate…

Udon noodle (wheat noodle) @ restaurant = 600 yen ($6.19 €4.69)

This is a report from Nagoya. My kids and my wife ate udon noodles (wheat noodle) at a restaurant in Little World museum. It cost 600 yen ($6.19 €4.69). It is noodle with sansai (wild vegetables). In this case wild vegetable means warabi (…

Lunch plate, Minced meat cutlet = 800 yen ($8.25 €6.25)

I ate a lunch plate of minced meat cutlet at a domestic local restaurant. It cost 800 yen ($8.25 €6.25). There are cutlet, rice, miso soup, raw fish, and tofu on the plate. I ate it with other 5 friends. After the meal, each of us paid mon…

Ice cream = 198 yen ($2.04 €1.52)

I bought a box of ice cream bars for 198 yen at Seven-Eleven. It was chocolate flavor. There were 6 bars in the box. Strong heat wave is coming to Tokyo from China. Forecast says, it will be very hot in Japan for the next week. We will hav…

Shaved ice@community summer festival = 100 yen ($1.03 €0.77)

On this weekend our community holds summer festival. This Friday night, people dance Bon-odori dance on the street. Anyone can join the dance. Participants are mostly elderly people and preschool kids. Community members run street stalls a…

Souvenir sweets = 520 yen ($5.53 €4.13)

My son went on a school trip and he bought sweets as souvenirs. The following strawberry cake cost 250 yen ($2.66 €1.98) and the sponge cake cost 520 yen strawberry cake sponge cake ----------------------------------------------------- Tod…

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.…

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.