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.

Hamster

Medical Charge For a Hamster (2nd Time) = 885 yen ($7.83 €6.23)

Last Tuesday my son and I took our hamster to the veterinary clinic again. The veterinarian checked the hamster's condition. Unfortunately the hamster has not got well. The veterinarian told us to keep dosing to the hamster, and come to th…

Medical Charge For a Hamster = 4806 yen ($42.53 €33.85)

My family's hamster got a skin disease. My wife and my son took the hamster to an animal doctor on last Tuesday. The veterinary told them probably the hamster had got allergy of pine wood chips which we used as the floor cover of the cage.…

Hamster Potty = 287 yen ($2.74 €2.10)

My wife and my daughter bought a hamster potty for 287 yen ($2.74 €2.10) at Daishin. The potty is too small for our golden hamster to use it. I do not know why they bought such a small potty. It is useless. The hamster has never used it. S…

25 Hamsters were abandoned in the park, Niigata

On June 23, a large number of hamsters have been abandoned in Yoshida Park in Niigata prefecture.A woman walking in the park found abandoned 25 Djungarian hamsters which were put in 9 plastic cases. Hamster foods and water were served in t…

From Which Country Are Hamsters Imported Into Japan?

I think most of hamsters in Japan were bred domestically. But I am not sure of it. I could not find a data of the number of hamsters in Japan. Fact: Some hamsters are imported. 285,473 hamsters were imported into Japan last year (2013). Ko…

Hamster food = 368 yen ($3.79 €2.79)

I went to Yamada-denki with my son, and bought a box of hamster food for 368 yen ($3.79 €2.79). This time my son chose pellet type food. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------…

Chewing wood for hamster = 473 yen ($4.68 €3.35)

My wife bought a chewing wood for our hamster. It cost 473 yen ($4.68 €3.35). Unfortunately the hamster is not interested in this wood. The hamster does not chew it. She also bought a chewing dishcloth gourd for the hamster. Its price was …

Hamster Running Wheel = 800 yen ($7.84 €5.88)

I bought a hamster running wheel for 800 yen ($7.84 €5.88) at a DIY shop. Usual Japanese house in Tokyo does not have big space, so a hamster and his owner live closer in the house. We can feel the hamster running at night. Running in a wh…

Golden hamster = 1200 yen ($12.12 €8.96)

My son bought a golden hamster for 1200 yen ($12.12 €8.96) at a pet shop. He also bought hamster foods for 498 yen ($5.03 €3.72). The shop master put hamster in a small box, and my son carried it for to my house. It took 45 minutes from th…

Hamster cage = 2980 yen ($30.10 €22.24)

My son bought a hamster cage for 2980 yen ($30.10 €22.24) at a do-it-yourself store Homac. It includes cage, feed box, sleeping house, sliders, 2nd floor, 3rd floor, water tank, and running wheel. It is for a golden hamster. My son does no…

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.