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.

Health & Beauty_Prices

Surgery for Removing Mucous Cysts = 3320 yen ($30.18 €27.90)

A mucous cyst developed on my daughter's lower lip. Usually a cyst on a lip does not cause severe trouble. But in her case, the cyst was a kind of big one and looks ugly. She had decided to remove it, and went to a dentist clinic to be rem…

Influenza test = 2990 yen ($27.69 €24.51)

I got a fever last weekend. I went to a clinic to check if I got a flu today. The doctor tested me with putting a cotton applicator into my nose. Unfortunately the result was flu positive. The test cost = 2990 yen ($27.69 €24.51).

Coix seed tablet (360 tablets) = 1780 yen ($15.21 €13.91)

My son got verruca (wart) on his big toe. In order to cure his verruca, he will take coix seed tablets. My wife bought coix seed tablets at a drug store. The price was 1780 yen ($15.21 €13.91). He is also planning to go to a dermatologist …

Checking Muscle Pain at an Orthopedist = 850 yen ($6.91 €6.44)

I have a muscle pain in my left calf since 2 weeks ago. The cause was unknown. When I run, my calf gets pain. But I can walk without pain. I visited an orthopedist to be seen the pain. The doctor told me he could not find any severe proble…

Glasses = 5830 yen ($44.45 €39.54)

After an eye test, my daughter bought her glasses at a shop. In her case, her right eye is worse than the left eye. Her right eye is -1.75 diopter, the left eye is -0.5 diopter.The glasses price was 5830 yen ($44.45 €39.54). She also bough…

X-ray & teeth cleaning at a dentist = 3040 yen ($25.12 €22.35)

I went to a dentist to have a regular check on my teeth. This time I took an X-ray examination. The dentist found several minor damages on my teeth. I have to go to the dentist several times to fix them. Next week I will be informed the re…

Eye test and a prescription for glasses at a doctor = 2820 yen ($23.31 €20.74)

My daughter recently has got nearsighted. She cannot read letters on the blackboard in the classroom. In order to make her glasses, she went to an eye doctor to take the eye test. After the test she received the prescription for the glasse…

Pain relief patch = 537 yen ($4.37 €3.95)

My son is suffering his knee pain in his right knee after he attended tennis matches. I bought pain relief patches at a drug store. The price was 537 yen ($4.37 €3.95).

Handgrip for grip strength training = 190 yen ($1.54 €1.40)

I bought a handgrip gear for grip strength training at Seiyu. The price was 190 yen. It is the lightest weight type (10 kg).

Protective injection for flu = 2600 yen ($21.49 €17.45)

Today my kids got protective injections (immunization shot) for flu at a clinic. It cost 2600 yen ($21.49 €17.45) for one shot. Over 13 years old person, one shot is enough to acquire immunity. Under 12 years old person, two shot are requi…

Toothpaste for kids = 162 yen ($1.59 €1.18)

I bought a grape flavor toothpaste for my son at Seiyu. Its price is 162 yen ($1.59 €1.18) for 70 gram. Kids Socks = 257 yen ($2.52 €1.88) I also bought a set of my son's socks for 257 yen ($2.52 €1.88) at Seiyu with a discount price. The …

Entering a hospital with intestinal obstruction = 100,000 yen ($990.10 €709.22)

My father entered the hospital with a bowel obstruction for one week. Once he got bowel cancer and he is vulnerable to get intestinal obstruction. It was the third time he got intestinal obstruction. The cost of staying in the hospital for…

Stomach Medicine = 1047 yen ($10.26 €7.64)

I had a stomach pain and bought a box of stomach medicine at a pharmacy. It cost 1047 yen ($10.26 €7.64). There are several types of "over the counter medicine" in Japan. I bought a "Type-1 OTC drug". Type-1 OTC drug has the highest risk a…

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…

Fixing a cavity = 5940 yen ($61.24 €45.00)

I regularly went to a dentist to check my teeth. This time several cavities were found and I got care to fix decayed teeth. I went to the dentist twice to fix one tooth. At the first session, the dentist drilled the bad tooth. Then my bad …

Laser surgery for nose allergy = 16,820 yen ($169.90 €125.52)

I had a laser surgery for nose allergy. It cost 16,820 yen ($169.90 €125.52). I have strong house-dust allergy. The tissue inside nose swells gradually, then it causes stuffy nose. So far, I had laser surgeries three times to burn to remov…

Medical exam for a lump in the thyroid = 5160 yen ($52.12 €39.09)

My wife has a lump in her thyroid (cyst of thyroid) and takes exams regularly, actually twice a year at the hospital. This time the doctor did thyroid puncture to take the tissue of the thyroid and checked it. The cost of this treatment wa…

Clean upper teeth = 970 yen ($9.90 €7.46)

I went to the dentist to be cleaned upper teeth. This time it cost 970 yen ($9.90 €7.46). It took about half hour. The dental office I go to hires several dentists. Each patient has their own attending dentist, I mean every time the same d…

X-ray & teeth cleaning at a dentist = 2990 yen ($30.51 €23.00)

I went to a dentist to take a regular teeth check. I go to the dentist every 6 months to check my teeth. I was taken X-ray of teeth this time. Fortunately there was no big damage. My lower teeth were cleaned with a supersonic machine clean…

Medicine for a canker sore = 768 yen ($7.92 €5.91)

My son got a canker sore in his mouth. There are 5 spots of focuses. He gets mad about the trouble in his mouth. I went to a drugstore with my son to buy a medicine for the canker sore. Shop pharmacist recommended the following drug. In Ja…

Strapping tape = 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81)

My dauther complained that her joint of the thumb had pain. My wife bought a strapping tape to hold the joint at a 100 yen shop. It cost 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81). It is 5 meters long and 2.5 cm width. -----------------------------------------…

Disposable razor = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.83)

I bought disposable razors for 105 yen ($1.12 €0.83) at a 100 yen shop Daiso. It includes 3 razors. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Tokyo June 24 Famous sushi restaurant in Ginza, Sukiyabashi…

Anti-allergy drug = 850 yen ($8.50 €6.49) per week

I have severe allergy of house-dusts. My nose is always clogged. I can not breathe with my nose. Yesterday I went an otolaryngologist (nose doctor) to take a prescription of anti-allergy drug Clarityn (Claritin). It cost 850 yen ($8.50 €6…

Eye-drops = 455 yen ($4.55 €3.50)

My wife bought eye-drops (eye lotion) for 455 yen. Every moring, I suffer unclear (bleary) eyes. To make my eyes clear I take eye-drops every day. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Niigata May …

Dental floss = 650 yen ($6.37 €4.92)

My wife bought a dental floss for 650 yen ($6.37 €4.92). I like Johnson & Johnson's waxed floss best. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Nagano, May 21 18-years-old boy hit a 16-years-old girl w…

Treatment for high-blood pressure = 2710 yen ($27.65 €21.17) per month

In April, I went to a clinic twice to care my high-blood pressure symptom. It cost 2710 yen ($27.65 €21.17). The first time was 1340 yen, the next time was 1370 yen. It includes medicine's cost. At the clinic, the doctor measures my blood …

Nasal breathing improvement patch = 700 yen ($7.14 €5.47)

My daughter caught a cold and she is suffering her stuffy nose. To relieve her stuffy nose, she bought a nasal breathing improvement patch. Its name is Breathe Right of GlaxoSmithKline. It cost 700 yen ($7.14 €5.47). She told me it worked …

Anti hay fever glasses (glasses for pollen allergy) = 1260 yen ($12.99 €9.92)

My son has pollen allergy and is bothered with itchy eyes. To protect his eyes from pollens, I bought anti hay fever glasses for 1260 yen ($12.99 €9.92) at a drug store. You can see other images of anti hay fever glasses in Google search, …

Medicine for high-blood pressure = 1020 yen ($10.74 €8.36) per month

I am suffering high-blood pressure and take medicine to hold down blood pressure. The cost of the medicine is 1020 yen ($10.74 €8.36) per month. Here is the medicine for ten days.

Men's hair cut = 4000 yen ($42.11 €32.00)

Men's hair cut costs 4000 yen ($42.11 €32.00) at a common barber shop. © 2012 RICOH JAPAN This price includes a hair cut, face shaving, and washing your hair. I went to a cheaper barber shop today. Hair-cut cost 1000 yen (one fourth of sta…

In a rich city, doctor's bill for kids is 0 yen ($0.00 €0.00)

In rich cities, there is no charge for medical treatment for kids (under 12 or under 15). It means I do not have to pay doctor expense of my children to a hospital. Instead of me, city official pays that cost. Usually we pay 30% of medical…

Disposable face mask = 30 yen ($0.32 €0.24)

Yesterday, when I was in downtown of Tokyo, haze (dust storm) was coming suddenly. I bought face masks quickly to prevent myself from dusts. It cost 200 yen ($2.11 €1.60) for 7 pieces. When that haze was coming, most of us including my son…

Surgery of removing a polyp of the colon = 37,800 yen ($410.87 €312.40)

My wife took an exam of her colon and a polyp was found. At that moment, the doctor removed the polyp immediately using a surgical fiber scope. After the surgery she stayed one night at the hospital. That procedure requires 37,800 yen ($41…

Gastroscopy (exam a stomach with a fiber camera) =11,000 yen ($119.57 €90.91)

I took a gastroscopy today. It cost 11,000 yen ($119.57 €90.91). The following is the image of my stomach. Unfortunately unusual tissue was found and it was sent to a biopsy. I can get the result 10 days later. If you want to know somethin…

Blood test = 4000 yen ($43.48 €32.26)

I am going to take a gastroscopy (stomach camera test), before that I took a blood test first. I paid 4000 yen ($43.48 €32.26) for the test. I pay 30% of the total cost and the government insurance covers 70%. The following is my injected …

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.