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.

Stationery & Tool_Prices

Calligraphy brush = 1008 yen ($8.54 €7.75)

My daughter bought her calligraphy brushes for the school calligraphy class. One brush cost 1008 yen ($8.54 €7.75). She bought two brushes, so the total cost was 2016 yen. In her high school, the students learn art. There are four art cour…

Pen Case = 1,842 yen ($15.61 €14.17)

My daughter bought her pen case at a variety store OLYMPIA for 1,842 yen ($15.61 €14.17). Several days after, she complained that pen case did not fit her needs. And today, she bought another pen case for 1310 yen ($11.10 €10.08) at Loft. …

Rubber band = 108 yen ($0.92 €0.82)

I bought a box of rubber bands for 108 yen ($0.92 €0.82) at a 100 yen shop. I also bought ear muffs for 108 yen ($0.92 €0.82). Other shopping was for pants, socks and shoes. The pants cost 1620 yen ($13.85 €12.27). I paid 313 yen ($2.68 €2…

Papers for Calligraphy = 203 yen ($1.69 €1.41)

My kids have home assignments to practice calligraphy at the beginning of the year. I bought dedicated papers for it at Seiyu. It cost 203 yen ($1.69 €1.41). Plastic string = 108 yen ($0.90 €0.75) I bought a roll of plastic string for 108 …

Craft Paper = 102 yen ($1.00 €0.74)

My daughter had to make a report about her school trip to Kyoto. I bought craft papers for the report at Seiyu. A pack of paper includes 5 sheets and its size is 390mm x 270mm. It cost 102 yen ($1.00 €0.74). Glue stick = 82 yen ($0.80 €0.5…

Pen Case = 1007 yen ($9.78 €7.14)

From April 8th, my son will go to junior high school. We are currently preparing his goods for the school. I went to Homac which is a DIY store with my son and bought his pen case. It cost 1007 yen ($9.78 €7.14). My son wanted to have a un…

Diary = 1400 yen ($13.59 €9.79)

I bought a diary book for 1400 yen ($13.59 €9.79) at a stationery shop Maruzen. There are vertical line diaries and horizontal line diaries in Japan. I purchased a horizontal line diary in last December. One dozen pencils = 105 yen ($1.02 …

Spare ink for a ballpoint pen = 87 yen ($0.88 €0.66)

My daughter bought a spare ink for her ballpoint pen for 87 yen ($0.88 €0.66) at Seiyu. Its color was orange. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan An earthquake with Japanese seismic intensity of …

Correction fluid (White out) = 279 yen ($2.82 €2.11)

My daughter bought a correction fluid (white out) for 279 yen ($2.82 €2.11) at Seiyu. She also bought a correction tape (white out tape) for 199 yen ($2.01€1.51). She used them to fix writing errors on her home assignment for a science rep…

Fancy memo pad = 250 yen ($2.66 €1.98)

My daughter bought a fancy memo pad for 250 yen ($2.66 €1.98). ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Gufu June 25 46-years-old woman was attacked by a bear when she was fishing by the river. She ha…

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…

Plastic sheet = 236 yen ($2.34 €1.82)

A plastic sheet is a unique stationery of Japan. We call it Shitajiki (See shitajiki in Wikipedia). The plastic sheet is placed under a sheet of paper when a student is writing. My daughter's plastic sheet cost 236 yen ($2.34 €1.82). She u…

Pencil sharpener = 497 yen ($5.12 €3.91)

I bought a pencil sharpener for 497 yen ($5.12 €3.91) at Seiyu. It is a hand crank type. ----------------------------------------------------- Today's headline of Japan Prime minister Abe visited Saudi-Arabia to talk with Saudi-Arabian gov…

Electronic dictionary =13800 yen ($146.81 €115.00)

My son wanted have a computerized dictionary (electronic dictionary) and I bought one for 13800 yen ($146.81 €115.00). Model name is PW-G5200 made by Sharp. This is a very domestic product. And Sharp does not sell it outside Japan. This di…

Calculator = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.87)

My son wanted to have a calculator and we went to a 100 yen shop to buy it. It cost 105 yen ($1.12 €0.87). It is run by a battery. An expensive calculator has a solar battery, but unfortunately we can not afford a such calculator in 100 ye…

Stationery compasses = 105 yen ($1.13 €0.84)

Stationery compasses cost 105 yen ($1.13 €0.84). I bought it at a 100 yen shop (sort of one dollar shop). Goods are sold for 100 yen plus 5% tax. We can buy a variety of stationeries at a 100 yen shop. If you want to know something about 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.