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.

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Door stopper = 1500 yen ($15.00 €11.54)

My wife bought a door stopper for 1500 yen ($15.00 €11.54) through COOP. The former door stopper did not work well, it can not hold the door. So my wife decided to buy new one. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's …

Electric fan = 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31)

I bought an electric fan for 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31) at Seiyu. I already have 2 fans in my house. It is the 3rd fan. My wife bought the oldest fan more than 20 ago, it does not work well recently. My son keeps the second fan all to himsel…

Anti-earthquake shelf holder, glue type = 2470 yen ($24.70 €19.00)

I also bought glue type of anti-earthquake shelf holders. It cost 2470 yen ($24.70 €19.00). It holds a shelf with glue. I set up them on the top of the shelf just beside the wall. It will work for 5-6 years. After that it is necessary to r…

Anti-earthquake bookshelf holder, prop type = 1100 yen ($11.00 €8.46)

I bought a pair of prop pole of anti-earthquake shelf holder at Seiyu. It prevents that a shelf falls down to the floor when an earthquake comes. It cost 1100 yen ($11.00 €8.46) for 2 poles. I set up props between my bookshelf and the cell…

Monthly payment of reserve fund for building repairs = 15,510 yen ($155.10 €119.31)

In addition to the administrative maintenance fee of the flat, I have to pay reserve fund for building repairs every month. It costs 15,510 yen ($155.10 €119.31). The flat has major-scale repairs in the 10-year cycle. In a common major-sca…

Administrative maintenance fee of a flat = 18,840 yen ($188.40 €144.92) per month

I pay administrative maintenance fee of my room in the flat every month. It costs 18,840 yen ($188.40 €144.92). Residents formed a residents' association, assigned an agency for maintenance. The agency hires one administrative person. She …

Water spray bottle = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.83)

My wife bought a water spray bottle for 105 yen ($1.12 €0.83) at a 100 yen shop. It is for watering flowers. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Hokkaido June 27 Handicapped 7-years-old boy died …

Kitchen sponge brush = 105 yen ($1.07 €0.81)

My wife bought a sponge brush for 105 yen ($1.07 €0.81) at a 100 yen shop. It is for cleaning cups and glasses. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Tokyo June 10 Early morning 50-years-old man wa…

Ironing board = 770 yen ($7.55 €5.92)

I bought an ironing borad (ironing table) for 770 yen ($7.55 €5.92) at Seiyu. Its size is 60 cm * 36 cm. It is the cheapest borad. There was a 1770 yen board with the same size. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's…

Simple wardrobe = 10,500 yen ($102.94 €80.77)

I bought a simple wardrobe for 10,500 yen ($102.94 €80.77). When it arrived at my house, it was not assembled. Just parts were delivered. My son and I assembled them. Then my daughter is using it. ------------------------------------------…

Tape measure = 105 yen ($1.03 €0.80)

I bought a tape measure for 105 yen ($1.03 €0.80) at a 100 yen shop. It measures 5 meters in maximum. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Osaka, May 22 In early morning, there was a street ripper…

Tissue paper (5 boxes) = 228 yen ($2.24 €1.73)

I bought 5 boxes of tissue papers at Seiyu. One box contains 400 sheets. A common person uses a pair of sheets, so one box is for 200 times use. It cost 228 yen ($2.24 €1.73). It is the cheapest boxes in my neighborhood. The following Scot…

A set of futons = 10,900 yen ($106.86 €82.58)

My wife bought a set of futons for 10,900 yen ($106.86 €82.58) via mail order run by CO-OP. A set of futons consists of two parts; top cover (comforter) and bottom which lies on the bottom. The photo is the bottom one. --------------------…

Carnation flower = 997 yen ($9.97 €7.67)

On Mother's day I bought a bunch of carnation for 997 yen ($9.97 €7.67) at Seiyu. Various color of carnations were sold including red, orange, and yellow. I chose a scarlet one. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's…

Portable umbrella = 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81)

Today on my way home, it started to rain suddenly. I bought a portable umbrella at a 100 yen shop in the station building. The umbrella cost 105 yen ($1.05 €0.81). At the cash desk of the shop, a clerk kindly removed the price tag so that …

Hook for hanging on wall = 105 yen ($1.07 €0.82)

I bought a hook for hanging on wall at a 100 yen shop. It cost 105 yen ($1.07 €0.82) and has a needle. I stick this hook onto the plasterboard wall. There is a sticky type of hook for metal wall, wood wall or tile wall.

Bath mat = 500 yen ($5.10 €3.91)

My wife bought a bath mat for 500 yen ($5.10 €3.91) at Shimamura. It is cute but does not absorb water well.

Frying pan = 590 yen ($5.96 €4.54)

I bought a frying pan (skillet) for 590 yen ($5.96 €4.54) at Seiyu. Its diameter is 26 cm. You can use it on induction heating cooking stove.

Land price (real estate) = 30,000,000 yen ($309,278.35 €238,095.24)

The following space is now on sale. The price is approximately 30,000,000 yen ($309,278.35 €238,095.24). You need additional cost to build a house besides 30,000,000 yen ($309,278.35 €238,095.24). In Tokyo, price of real estate is expensiv…

Rent money for an apartment house = 113,000 yen ($1,189.47 €926.23) per month

Last year I was living in an apartment house and its rent was 113,000 yen ($1,189.47 €926.23) per month, including common-area charge. The following is the spec of that apartment house. Layout: 2 rooms, kitchen, and bathroom. Eastern expos…

Glue for rubber = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.88)

Toe part of my shoe was broke. The rubber sole has come off (peeled) partially. To fix it, I bought glue for rubber, then paste it between the shoe sole and the shoe body. The price of the glue was 105 yen ($1.12 €0.88). Glue Fixed shoe Toe

Disaster Prevention handbook = 0 yen ($0.00 €0.00)

Disaster Prevention handbook was dropped into my post yesterday. That free handbook is delivered by the local city official. The book describes an earthquake simulation, countermeasure against tsunami, fire prevention, first aid, counterme…

Kitchen sponge = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.86)

To wash my fish tank, I bought kitchen sponges for 105 yen ($1.12 €0.86) at a 100 yen shop. It includes 8 blocks of sponge. This is made by plastic. Vivid color side has hard surface and light color side has soft surface. I use vivid color…

Water cistern (fish tank) = 525 yen ($5.53 €4.20)

In order to keep tadpoles I bought a fish tank for 525 yen ($5.53 €4.20). Its size is 30 cm * 20 cm * 20 cm. It is made by plastic. You can feed small fish or insects in this tank. Frog is a common creature in Japan. I captured tadpoles fr…

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…

Delonghi oil heater = 36178 yen ($389.01 €289.42)

I bought a Delonghi oil heater for 36,178 yen ($389.01 €289.42) from amazon.co.jp. It works with electricity, so heating power is not so high. It take one hour to warm up my room. Someday I would like to set up a gas outlet in my room and …

Toothpaste = 500 yen ($5.38 € 4.03)

Toothpaste costs 500 yen ($5.38 € 4.03). Its size is shown below. The left one is CD-ROM. If you want to know something, ask me please.

Weekly newspaper for kids = 500 yen per month ($5.38 € 4.03)

Weekly newspaper for kids costs 500 yen ($5.38 € 4.03) per month. Every Thursday this 20 page newspaper is delivered to my house. Its target audience is probably 7 years-old to 12 years-old kids. If you want to know something, ask me pleas…

Umbrella = 1000 Yen ($10.75 € 8.06)

An umbrella costs 1000 Yen ($10.75 € 8.06). I bought the following umbrella for 700 yen. It was a discount price. The cheapest umbrella costs 105 yen (one-tenth of the above). But those are broken down easily. A brush for floor cleaning co…

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.