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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.

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Staying at Homeless Shelter = 0 yen

There is a homeless shelter named "Nagisa ryo" near Jonan-jima island in Oota ward, Tokyo. It opens only in winter season, and it is closed currently. Homeless person can stay during winter season without charge, if he submitted his applic…

Official newsletter from Tokyo Metropolitan = 0 yen

Every month, a newsletter published by Tokyo Metropolitan is delivered to each resident. It is a free paper. The newsletter is delivered with a newspaper. I do not know if people who do not scribe newspaper can get Tokyo Metropolitan newsl…

Nomination deposit for the House of Councilors = 3,000,000 yen ($30,303.03 €23,076.92)

The campaign of the house of councilors election has started today. The election will be held on July 21st. Nomination deposit for the house of councilors is 3,000,000 yen ($30,303.03 €23,076.92) in case of a candidate of prefectural distr…

Real estate tax = 106,300 yen ($1,073.74 €817.69)

Every year I have to pay real estate tax (property tax). This year it was 106,300 yen ($1,073.74 €817.69). Every year the authority evaluates the value of our properties, then determines amount of tax. So amount is changeable. Installment …

Nomination deposit for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly = 600,000 yen ($6,382.98 €4,761.90)

Today the election for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly was held. I went to a nearby elementary school where was the voting station to vote my ballot. We do not have to pay any money for the election. But each candidate has to pay deposit for c…

TV Receiving Fee = 14,160 yen ($150.64 €112.38) per year

Television set owner must have a Broadcast Receiving Contract with NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, its meaning is Japan Broadcasting Association). NHK is the public television organization, in addition to it there are private broadcasting station…

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…

A fine for speeding (high speed penalty) = 9000 - 80000 yen ($96.77 - $860.22 €72.00 - € 640.00 )

In Japan most of the roads have their own limiting speeds. If the limiting speed is 40 km, a driver has to drive by less than 40 km. If you exceed the limiting speed much, you are arrested by a police. When you are caught for speeding and …

Real estate acquisition tax : in my case 10500 yen ($112.90 € 84.68)

When we buy real estate, we have to pay "Real estate acquisition tax". The amount of tax is calculated with complicated formula and I cannot explain it. I bought one room of an apartment building last year, then I have to pay 10500 yen ($1…

To get a copy of my family register = 450 yen ($4.84 € 3.63)

To get the copy of my family register at a local municipal office, I had to pay 450 yen ($4.84 € 3.63). Every Japanese who has Japanese nationality has to register him/herself on the government database. In order to make an official docume…

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.