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.

Utilities_Prices

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…

Telephone bill = 6026 yen ($64.80 €50.64) per month

My telephone bill of last month was 6026 yen ($64.80 €50.64). It includes; Basic charge: 1700 yen (Fixed rate) Equipment charge: 120 yen (Fixed rate) Usage fee for the optical fiber: 2850 yen (Fixed rate) Universal service charge: 3 yen (F…

Postal rate (sending an envelope) = 80 yen ($0.85 €0.66)

In order to send an envelope letter via Japan Post, we have to paste a 80 yen ($0.85 €0.66) stamp on the envelope. In case of sending a post card, postage charge is 50 yen ($0.53€0.41). Mail service used to be run by the government until 2…

Water bill = 3000 yen ($31.58 €24.00) per month

The latest water bill (water price) of my family was 3000 yen ($31.58 €24.00) per month. It includes sewage bill. This payment is withdrawn from my bank account automatically once in every two months. If you want to know something, ask me …

Gas bill payment = 11001 yen ($118.29 € 88.72) per month

The gas charge of January was 11001 yen ($118.29 € 88.72). January is the peak of gas consumption in case of my family. We consumed 73 m3 gas in the month. This is a gas fan heater. This accounts for big portion of the gas consumption. The…

Electric bill of January = 11532 yen ($125.35 €93.00)

My electric bill of January was 11152 yen ($125.35 €93.00). My family consists of 4 members, including 2 adults and 2 kids. We consumed 429 kWh electricity last month. Because of a nuclear plant disaster, electricity rate is going to be ra…

Mobile phone bill (communication charge) = 3012 yen ($32.39 €24.10) per month

My mobile phone bill (communication charge) of last month was 3012 yen ($32.39 € 24.10). I am a light user and this cost is less than the average. I think the average user of a cell phone spends 5000 - 6000 yen ($59.14 €44.00) per month. I…

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.