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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.

Average Monthly Salary of Shinagawa Ward (in Tokyo) Civil Servants in 2016

Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, reported their employees' average salary in 2016. According to it, the average monthly salary of the general administrative officers was 457,033 yen ($3919, 3724 Euro). Table: Average Monthly Salary of Shinagawa Ward…

Minimum Wage by Prefecture, in Japan, 2015

The following data show the minimum wage in Japan by prefecture in 2015. The minimum wages are defined by the government under the Minimum Wages Act. Figure: Official minimum wage by prefecture, in Japan, 2015 (unit: yen/hour) In red area,…

Salaries of Prefectural Governors/City Mayors in Japan, 2015

The following table shows the annual salaries of prefectural governors in Japan in 2015. The amount of salary must be disclosed in compliance with the Information Disclosure Ordinance. Prefecture Yen $ Euro Tokyo 26,950,000 264,945 237,726…

Cost of Living Index in Japan by City, 2014

The following shows the indexes of the cost of living by city in Japan (2014), if the nation wide average is taken as 100. City 2014 Tokyo 106.1 Yokohama 104.8 Saitama 103.0 Kyoto 101.3 Kobe 101.3 Osaka 101.2 Chiba 100.0 Nagoya 99.9 Shizuo…

Changes in the Salary Index by Industry in Tokyo, 2008-2014

The following graph shows the changes in the salary index by industry in Tokyo between 2008 and 2014, if 2010 is taken as 100. Sadly, the indexes are getting down in all industries. Table: Changes in the Salary Index by Industry in Tokyo, …

Top 30 annual salaries of J.League (J1 division) players in 2016

J. League stands for Japan Professional Football League. It has three divisions, J1, J2, and J3. J1 is the superior rank division. The list below shows J1 division players who get high salaries. R Name P Club Yen $ Euro 1 Yasuhito Endo MF …

Top 30 Salaries of NPB (Japan Professional Baseball) Players in 2016

The following table shows the top 30 annual salaries among NPB palyers in 2016. This year, 41 years old pitcher Kuroda gets the highest salary. Rank Nama Team Pos Yen $ Euro 1 Kuroda, Hiroki Carp P 600,000,000 5,554,800 4,921,800 2 Kaneko,…

Breakdown of Household Consumption Expenditure per Month in Japan, 2015

The following data show the breakdown of the average household's consumption expenditure per month in Japan, 2015. Figure 1: Breakdown of the Average Household Consumption Expenditure in Japan, 2015 (unit: yen/month) Table: Breakdown of Ho…

Total Lifetime Earnings in Japan, 2015

The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training researched about workers' lifetime earnings. They defined Lifetime Earnings = The sum of the average salary of each age. Lifetime earnings depends on gender and educational background. The…

How Much Does It Cost To Go To College in Japan, 2016

In terms of Japanese residents, at least you need 4.575 million yen ($40,255 €36,632) for the college cost. According to Japan Finance Corporation's research, the cost of studying in college is the following. It includes tuition fee and th…

Average Starting Salary by Educational Background in Japan, 2015

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare researches the average of starting salaries every year. According to it, the average starting salary of college graduates is 202,000 yen (monthly salary). It is approximately 1,806 USD or 1,638 Euro. …

Household Income Trends in Japan, 2004-2013

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare monitors people's household income every year. They conducts a survey about people's household income. According to it, the average household income is decreasing recent years. The following data show…

Distribution of Yearly Household Incomes in Japan, 2013

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the result of National Livelihood Survey 2014. According to it, the average yearly income of Japanese household was 5,289,000 yen ($44,700 €41,270) in 2013. In 2012, the average household incom…

Changes in Wage-Workers Salaries in Japan, 1950-2013

National Tax Agency reports the result of the Statistical Survey of Actual status for Salary in the Private Sector every year. Private sector means that it does not include public servants salaries, and it does not include self employed pe…

Household Income by Ward in Tokyo 23 Wards, 2013

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications conducts surveys about houses of people in Japan every 5 years. In the survey, the ministry researches annual household income also.According to it, the residents in Tokyo central 3 wards (Ch…

Average Annual Salary by Age, in Japan, 2014

According to a survey conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2014. A certain number of Japanese companies still have seniority rule in their salary system. Workers in 50s get highest salaries among all generations.The follo…

Average Annual Salary by Occupation, in Japan, 2014

In 2014, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducted a survey about workers' salaries. According to it, the most paid occupation is an airline pilot, and their average annual salary is 17,121,000 yen ($143,000 €134,000). The following…

2015 Salaries of J.League Head Coaches

There are three divisions in Japan Professional Football League (J.League). J1 is the top division and consists of 18 clubs. The table below shows the salaries of J1 head coaches. Nelsinho Baptista, coach of Kobe gets the highest salary. T…

Top 30 annual salaries of J.League (J1 division) players in 2015

J. League stands for Japan Professional Football League. It has three divisions, J1, J2, and J3. J1 is the superior rank division. The list below shows J1 division players who get high salaries. Please see the second table for Dollar/Euro …

Average Annual Salary by Prefecture in Japan, 2014

Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry researches about employee's salary every year. According to it, the nationwide average annual salary was 4,796,800 yen ($40,309 €37,475). It includes bonus and overtime money. It also includes tax, so ta…

Changes in Wage in Japan, 1997-2012

Currently, some big laborers unions are negotiating about their wages with their management teams. Some unions got good news. For instance, Toyota will raise the worker's wage by 4000 yen (per month). Last year, Toyota raised the wage by 2…

Changes in Welfare (Public Assistance) Amount in Japan, 1986-2012

There is Public Assistance system to support poor people in Japan. The government gives poor families some amount of money every month. Not all poor families can receive the welfare, but some poor families in the specific condition can rec…

Top 40 Salaries of NPB (Japan Professional Baseball) Players in 2015

This year, Giants infielder Shinnosuke Abe will get the highest salary again (510 million yen = $4,266,150 = €3,765,840). He was converted from catcher to infielder. Buffaloes pitcher Chihiro Kaneko who got most wins and best ERA last year…

Monthly Salary of Elderly Care Workers in Japan, 2013

Elderly care is one of the important issues in Japan. Our society needs many workers for elderly care, but their salaries are not high. Care Work Foundation conducted a survey of workers' salaries in care service business. According to it,…

Average Monthly Salary of Local Government Workers in Japan, 2013

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications releases the statistics of the monthly salary of local government officials every 5 years. According to the 2013 report, the average salary was 416,764 yen ($3,624; EUR 2,874). The following …

Average Cost of Wage-Workers Lunch in Japan

Shinsei Bank researched how much money wage-workers spend for their daily lunch. According to the research, wage-workers pay 541 yen ($5.30 € 3.95) for a lunch in average. The table below shows the changes of the average cost of wage-worke…

Distribution of Yearly Household Incomes in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued the result of their survey National Livelihood Survey 2013 on July 15th. According to it, the average yearly income of Japanese households was 5,372,000 yen ($53,000 €40,000) in 2012. The media…

Percentage of People Who Do Not Have Savings, in Japan = 30%-40%

A government related organization, The Central Council for Financial Services Information conducts surveys about people's "financial assets" every year. According to the survey, 37.2% of single-person households do not have any financial a…

Average Debt Amount of Japanese Households

Japanese government conducts surveys about people's debts and savings. The government researchs on only the households which have more than two members. The survey does not cover single households. According to the survey in 2013, 38.7% of…

Monthly Salary by Size of Business in Tokyo, 2013 November

The following shows the average monthly salary by size of business in Tokyo. It is about data of 2013 November. You have to enter into a big company to get much money. I work for a small office (30 to 99). It is sad. Size of business (numb…

Average of Monthly Salary by Occupation, in Tokyo, 2013 Nov

Tokyo Metro Government reports the average of labors' monthly salary every month. The following shows the latest 2013 November statistics. If you want to know more detailed data, for instance doctor's salary or bus driver's salary, please …

The Average of New Year's Gift Money Which Kids Get

There is Japanese custom to give New Year's gift money to kids. I gave 5000 yen ($48.08 €35.21) of New Year's gift money to my nephew at our family reunion in the New Year’s holiday. He is a junior high school student. I also gave a younge…

Statistics of Property Division at Divorce Arbitration in Japan, 2012

As you know there are many divorce arbitrations at court. In some arbitrations (including court judgements), property division between partners are settled. The following data shows amount of property division money by amount range. It mea…

Japanese Yen Bill, 22 Types are Valid, I've never seen half of them.

This year Bank of Japan prints 3 types of Japanese yen bills, 1000 yen bill, 5000 yen, and 10000 yen. Those are No. (19), (21), (22) in the list below. Bank of Japan issued many types of bills in the past. Some of them are still valid as t…

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.