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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.

Tokyo 23 Wards Land Price Ranking, 2016

Every year the Japanese official reports land prices of various points in Japan. According to its 2016 data, the most expensive area in Tokyo is Chuo ward where Ginza is located. Here is the ranking of land prices by ward in Tokyo. Table: …

Monthly Water Use in Tokyo by Size of Household, 2012

Bureau of Waterworks Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted a survey of water use in the home. Here is the breakdown of the average monthly water use in Tokyo by size of household, 2012. Table: Monthly Water Use in Tokyo by Size of Househ…

Average Water Use in The Home in Tokyo, 2012

Bureau of Waterworks Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted a survey of water use in the home. According to its 2012 survey, bath is the highest use of water in the average home in Tokyo. Here is the breakdown of the average water use in …

Amount of Water Supply in Tokyo, 1946-2014

The following data show the amount of the annual water supply in Tokyo from 1946 to 2014. Water supply Leakage volume Leakage rate (%) 1946 1,214 826 68.0 1950 1,344 403 30.0 1954 1,611 354 22.0 1958 1,918 384 20.0 1962 2,491 523 21.0 1966…

Number of Flat Houses by Story in Tokyo, 1978-2013

The following data show the number of flat (apartment) houses in Tokyo by story. Apartment houses in Tokyo are getting higher year by year. I think it is a dangerous trend. Japan is a country of earthquakes. A big earthquake may crash tall…

Recycle Rate in Tokyo, 2005-2013

The data below show the changes in the garbage recycling rate in Tokyo between 2005 and 2013. The next graph shows the changes in dust emmisions in Tokyo between 2005 and 2013. Dust Emissions (t) Recycle Rate (%) 2005 5,336,841 18.4 2006 5…

Land Use of Tokyo, 2015

The follwoing shows the land use of Tokyo in 2015. Type km3 % Forest 78,234.5 36.9 Residential area 66,711.3 31.4 Road 24,446.9 11.5 Wilderness 9,705.6 4.6 Park 8,664.0 4.1 Farmland 8,411.1 4.0 Water surface 4,859.4 2.3 Unused land 3,888.3…

The Number of Vacant Houses in Tokyo, 2013

There are total 7,359,400 houses in Tokyo in 2013. 11.1% of them (817,100) are vacant houses. The following data show the changes in vacant houses in Tokyo between 1973 and 2013. The ratio of vacant houses is increasing year by year. House…

5 Worst Towns Where Are Not Suitable for Child-raising, in Tokyo

A weekly magazine SPA reported some towns’ rankings. The magazine does not recommend parents to live in the following 5 towns. The support system for child-raising is poor in those wards/city. Worst 1Nakano wardEconomical housing support f…

5 Worst Places of Bad Boys Town in the Greater Tokyo

A weekly magazine SPA reported some towns rankings. According to the magazine, the following 5 towns are dangerous, because they have a lot of naughty ones. Worst 1 Hiratsuka, in Kanagawa prefecture The magazine reporter says; Hiratsuka ha…

Changes in Land Prices in Nagoya, 1975-2014

Aichi prefectural government reported the changes in the official land prices between 1975 and 2014. The following data show the changes in the average official land prices of Aichi (Nagoya city), 1975-2014. Unit is yen per square meter. T…

10 Most Expensive Streets (Places) in Japan

On March 18, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism published the official land prices in Japan. All of 10 most expensive places are located in Tokyo. The most expensive point is "4-5-6, Ginza, Chuo ward". Its price is 33,…

Official Land Prices by City in Japan, 2015

On March 18, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism published the official land prices in Japan. According to it, the average land price for housing area of Tokyo 23 wards is 518,600 yen ($4,333 €3,964) per 1m2. The follow…

Changes in Fee for Sento (Public Bath) in Tokyo, 1948-2014

Sento is a Japanese communal bath house. The customers pay entrance fee at the front desk. Currently the entrance charge is 460 yen ($3.80 €3.59).The following shows the changes in the entrance fee for sento in Tokyo, 1948-2014. Year Price…

Top 10 Tokyo's Towns Where People Want To Live in

Recruit Sumai Company reported "Top 10 Tokyo's towns where people want to live in". According to it, Kichijoji is the most popular town to live in. The following is the list of the top 10 towns. Rank Town Points 1 Kichijoji 426 2 Ebisu 343…

Average of House Rent by Prefecture in Japan

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications conducts surveys about monthly house rent every 5 years. According to its 2008 survey, the average of house rent was most expensive in Tokyo. Its average rent was 3216 yen per 1m2 ($26, €23).…

Top 10 Popular Countryside Where People Consider as the Place of Their Rural Lives

An NPO "Furusato kaiki shien center (Support center of moving to rural regions)" researched their customers' impression of their destinations. The center asked their customers where they would like to move to, if they start their rural liv…

Changes in Disposable Adult Diaper Production in Japan

In 2013, 6,489 billion pieces of disposable adult diapers were produced in Japan. As the society is aging, the production of adult diapers are increasing. Some day its amount will exceed the number of baby diapers. Figure : Changes in Disp…

Changes in Disposable Baby Diaper Production in Japan

According to Japan Hygiene Products Industry Association, 10.72 billion of disposable baby diapers were produced in 2013. Here are the changes in baby diaper production from 2007 to 2013. Figure : Disposable baby diaper production 2007-201…

Rate of people who pay TV reception fees

In Japan, a household that has a TV has to pay TV reception fees to NHK (Japan's national public broadcasting organization). It costs 1,260 yen ($10.68 €9.32) per month. As of 2013, 4.628 million households have TV sets, and 74.8% of them …

Ratio of Flat/Apartment House by Prefecture in Japan

The Japanese government has statistics of people's houses. According to its 2014 statistics, 70% of Tokyo residents live in flats or apartment houses (not stand-alone house, not detached house). The figure below shows the ratio of flats/ap…

Trend of The Penetration Rate of Consumer Durable Goods in Japan

Japan Cabinet Office researches the penetration rates of consumer durable goods for household every year. According to it, most of households have TV, mobile phone, and air conditioner in their houses. Washlet (in the graph) means an elect…

Mobile phone/Smartphone penetration in Japan, 2014 March

Japan Cabinet Office conducts surveys about the penetration rate of consumer durable goods every year. According to it, 93.2% of the households in Japan have mobile phones, as of 2014 March. Smartphone penetration rate is 54.7%. The table …

Who Purchased Toilet Paper Most? (Purchased Toilet Paper by City in Japan)

The following table presents the yearly purchased amount of toilet paper per capita by city in Japan. Unit is yen. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and …

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.