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

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.