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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.

Bag Parts, Swivel Hook = 300 yen ($2.54 €2.34)

A swivel hook of my bag was broken last week. Today I went to a craft DIY shop to buy replacement swivel hooks for my bag. The price was 300 yen ($2.54 €2.34) per two hooks.

Gloves = 108 yen ($0.88 €0.82)

I bought gloves for 108 yen ($0.88 €0.82) at a 100 yen corner in a supermarket (Bunkado). 100 yen gloves work only for a one season. Around the end of winter season, usually gloves got a hole.

Umbrella = 324 yen ($2.63 €2.45)

Since my son's umbrella was stolen in his school, my son temporarily used his sister's umbrella which is partially broken. My wife found a cheap umbrella at a shop, then bought it for my son. The price was 324 yen ($2.63 €2.45). The price …

Large towel with fasteners = 980 yen ($7.97 €7.21)

My son bought a large towel with fasteners for 980 yen ($7.97 €7.21). He brings it to the school and uses it for school swimming lessons. When the students are changing their clothes, they wear towels to hide their lower bodies. I do not t…

Ribbon for school uniform = 2052 yen ($16.29 €14.76)

My daughter bought a ribbon for her school uniform at clothes store. The price was 2052 yen ($16.29 €14.76). (イーストボーイ) EASTBOY リボン〈レジメ柄〉ネイビー メディア: ウェア&シューズ この商品を含むブログを見る My son will have the scho…

High School Uniform, Summer Skirt = 7830 yen ($66.36 €60.23)

This week my daughter bought her summer skirt of the school uniform. The students have to wear it in summer season. It cost 7830 yen ($66.36 €60.23). Here is a sample of summer skirt (link to Amazon). 英真学園高等学校 夏服 サイズ:BIG …

Tennis Shoes = 3999 yen ($33.89 €30.76)

My son and I went to a shop of sports wear. And we bought my son's tennis shoes for 3999 yen ($33.89 €30.76). Last year we bought his shoes, but those are unfit to his foot now. We bought new shoes for replacement. Here are the shoes we bo…

Backpack = 5292 yen ($44.85 €40.71)

My daughter bought a backpack to carry her school stuff to the school. It cost 5292 yen ($44.85 €40.71). These days, it is common for senior high school students in Tokyo to use backpacks as school bags. When I was a senior high school stu…

Tennis Uniform = 8986 yen ($76.15 €69.12)

My son belongs to a school tennis club. He bought his tennis uniform for 8986 yen ($76.15 €69.12) at the school. My son is not good at playing tennis. In the previous official match in April, he lost the game 0-6 at the first round. Here i…

School sweater vest = 4644 yen ($39.36 €35.72)

My daughter bought her sweater vest for 4644 yen ($39.36 €35.72) at a special shop. She wears it under her school uniform. She also bought a long sleeve sweater for 7,128 yen ($60.41 €54.83) as her school clothes. The below is a sample of …

Girl's School Shirt = 5295 yen ($44.87 €40.73)

My daughter bought three her school shirts. The expensive one cost 5295 yen ($44.87 €40.73). She bought it at a specialized store. She bought other two shirts at Ito-Yokado. That cost 2047 yen ($17.35 €15.75) each. Now she has four shirts,…

School Gym Uniform = 26,640 yen ($225.76 €204.92)

My daughter is going to join a senior high school this week. She bought her uniforms for P.E. classes of the high school. The set of uniforms consist of the following items. Item Yen $ Euro Training outer shirt, long sleeve 5300 $44.92 € 4…

Girl's School Shirt = 3200 yen ($26.89 €24.51)

My daughter needs her school shirts as the school uniform. We bought the long-sleeved shirt for 3200 yen ($26.89 €24.51) and the short-sleeved shirt for 2500 yen ($21.19 €19.23) at Mitsukoshi. Sample of school shirt (from Amazon) (コノミ)C…

Glasses = 5000 yen ($42.74 €34.48)

This week, I broke my glasses when I was polishing the lens. Today I bought new glasses. My lens data is stored in a shop computer. So the shop can make my glasses quickly. I can get it on next Monday (2 days later from today).The image is…

Girl's Socks = 800 yen ($6.84 €5.52)

My daughter bought her socks for 800 yen ($6.84 €5.52). A sock with L letter is for left foot, an R is for right foot. She is very lazy, on weekends she always sleeps in till noon. Boy's Jacket = 1,513 yen ($12.93 €10.43) I bought my son's…

Men's Shirt = 1080 yen ($10.19 €7.88)

I bought a men's shirt for 1080 yen ($10.19 €7.88) at Seiyu with a discount price. Its original price was 1419 yen ($13.39 €10.36) + 8% tax. Men's Shoes = 980 yen I bought men's shoes for 980 yen at Seiyu. They are spare (backup) shoes in …

Tennis cap = 2500 yen ($24.51 €18.25)

My wife bought a tennis cap for my son. It cost 2500 yen ($24.51 €18.25). Next week Tokyo Junior High School Tennis Tournament will held. My wife will escort two students to the venue instead of the club coach. Because there are 6 venues f…

Boy's Swimming Cap = 500 yen ($4.90 €3.55)

My son bought his swimming cap at his junior high school for 500 yen ($4.90 €3.55). It is going to be used in swimming lessons. This is a uniform cap. It is not allowed to wear another cap. In most of junior high schools, swimming lessons …

Boy's School Swim Shorts = 1900 yen ($18.63 €13.48)

My son bought his school swim shorts at his school for 1900 yen ($18.63 €13.48). The students in the school have to wear the same shorts. So my son had to buy them. Swimming lessons are mandatory in most of elementary schools and high scho…

Rain boots = 2550 yen ($25.00 €18.09)

I bought my rain boots at a DIY store Homac in preparation for the rainy season. It cost 2550 yen ($25.00 €18.09). Most of rain shoes do not fit my feet. It is not easy for me to walk in rain shoes.

Tennis shoes = 3999 yen ($39.21 €28.36)

My son joined the school tennis club. My wife and he bought his tennis shoes for 3999 yen ($39.21 €28.36) at SportsDepo. There are two types of tennis shoes in Japan. One is "for all types of courts", the other is "for OmniCourt". OmniCour…

Outfits which new student of a junior high school has to buy = 89,290 yen ($884.06 €633.26)

My son will enter the junior high school from April. Before it, I had to buy his outfits at the school-designated stores with the fixed price. The school designated outfits, then students are not allowed to use other outfits. I think there…

Kid's Clothes for the Graduation Ceremony = 8000 yen ($79.21 €56.74)

My son will graduate his elementary school this March. I bought his clothes for the graduation ceremony of the elementary school. It cost 5500 yen ($54.46 €39.01) as 30% discount price. Its original price was 8000 yen ($79.21 €56.74). Most…

Gloves for Smart Phone = 105 yen ($1.04 €0.75)

My wife bought gloves for smart phones at a 100 yen shop. It cost 105 yen ($1.04 €0.75). You can see the red parts in the following photo. Red part conducts electricity and the smart phone can detect finger's electricity. So the user can o…

School indoor shoes for junior high school = 2500 yen ($24.51 €18.25)

My daughter bought her school indoor shoes at a local shoe store. The school specified the dedicated shoes which the students have to buy. It costs 2500 yen ($24.51 €18.25). Comparing the shoes for elementary school (498 yen, $4.88, € 3.64…

School indoor shoes = 498 yen ($4.88 € 3.64)

I bought my son's school indoor shoes for 498 yen ($4.88 € 3.64) at Aeon in January. My son's elementary school days are almost over. From April he will go to junior high school. In the high school, he needs another type of indoor shoes. S…

Women's Socks = 380 yen ($3.73 €2.77)

My wife bought her socks for 380 yen ($3.73 €2.77). It includes 3 pairs. Power strip = 105 yen ($1.03 €0.77) I bought a small power strip for 105 yen ($1.03 €0.77) at a 100 yen shop. It does not have a cable, just outlets. Study-aid book o…

Men's sneakers = 998 yen ($10.08 €7.45)

I bought my sneakers for 998 yen ($10.08 €7.45) at a hardware store. According to the statistics of Tokyo Metropolitan government, the average price of a pair of sports shoes is 3,378 yen. So my shoes are very cheap one. Here is a conversi…

Men's underwear = 700 yen ($6.73 €4.93)

I bought my underwear at Seiyu for 700 yen ($6.73 €4.93). At first I went to Uniqlo which is a common outfit store. But there were many people in stores on last Sunday and Monday (Monday was Emperor's birthday = holiday), and there was a l…

Umbrella for kids = 980 yen ($9.90 €7.42)

I bought an umbrella for my son for 680 yen ($6.87 €5.15) at Shimamura. It was a discounted price. The original price was 980 yen ($9.90 €7.42). Its diameter is 60 cm. The diameter of my umbrella is 70 cm. So it is a little bit smaller tha…

Wallet = 1000 yen ($10.31 €7.81)

My wallet was battered, so I bought a new wallet for 1000 yen ($10.31 €7.81) at Seiyu. It is the cheapest wallet in the store. Common wallets cost 3 times of it. ----- Today's temperature is 30.5 C. It is still hot, almost ridiculous.

Fancy pouch = 1260 yen ($12.99 €9.84)

My daughter bought a fancy pouch for 1260 yen ($12.99 €9.84) at Olympia in Ito-Yokado. It is a Rirakkuma shaped pouch. Rirakkuma is a cartoon character of a bear shaped stuffed animal. In the original story, there is an unknown person insi…

Backpack = 3465 yen ($35.72 €27.07)

My daughter bought a backpack for 3465 yen ($35.72 €27.07) at Olympia which is located in Ito-Yokado. She will use it in her private time. When she goes to school, she has to carry the school's uniformed bag. When she goes to attend basket…

Kid's shoes = 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31)

I bought my son's shoes for 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31) at Ito-Yokado. It was a discounted price. The original price is unknown. Its brand name is Shunsoku 瞬足. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan …

Men's sandals = 398 yen ($3.98 €3.06)

I bought sandals for 398 yen ($3.98 €3.06) at a hardware store Homac. Last year I bought the same sandals but they were broken shortly after purchase. Despite this thing, I challenged to buy spares. I have no idea how long they will work. …

Neck cooler = 598 yen ($5.98 €4.60)

My son bought a neck cooler for 598 yen ($5.98 €4.60) at Aeon. It makes one's neck cooler. How to use it; 1. soak it in water 2. wrap it on the neck 3. Vaporization heat is taken away from the neck. The temperature of the neck is going dow…

Men's pants (trousers) = 850 yen ($8.50 €6.54)

A few days ago, I reported I bought my pants. At that time I also got another pants for 850 yen ($8.50 €6.54) at Seiyu. This one is gray color pants. It is pre-shortened, too. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's h…

Men's pants (trousers) =1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31)

I bought my pants for 1990 yen ($19.90 €15.31) at Seiyu. Those were already shortened the length. It is not necessary to hem up the pants. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan 3 places (Saitama, N…

Backpack = 4935 yen ($52.50 €39.17)

My wife bought a backpack for my son. It cost 4935 yen ($52.50 €39.17). My son is going to a school trip this month. The backpack is for the trip. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Hokkaido Jun…

Kid's pants (trousers) = 1690 yen ($17.98 €13.41)

I went to Ito-Yokado with my son and bought his pants for 1690 yen ($17.98 €13.41). Before purchase, he tried on it. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Kyoto June 17 Soldier of Japanese army had…

Kid's underwear = 597 yen ($6.35 €4.74)

I bought my kid's underwear (Tank-top type) for 597 yen at Seiyu. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Tokyo June 16 The suspects of yesterday's news reported to the police office by themselves. T…

Men's shoes = 3990 yen ($42.45 €32.70)

I bought walking shoes for 3990 yen ($42.45 €32.70) at ABC mart. In Japan, shoes' size is described in "cm", neither inch nor UK standard nor French standard. Here is a conversion table of shoe size. For Men Japan 25 27 29 USA 7 9 11 UK 6.…

Kid's socks for basketball = 735 yen ($7.90 € 5.93)

Kid's socks for basketball cost 735 yen ($7.90 € 5.93). These socks are designed for basketball activity. These are thicker than common socks. Its size is 20cm. Average foot size of Japanese women is 23-24 cm, men's size is around 26cm. If…

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.