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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.

Calculator = 105 yen ($1.12 €0.87)

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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 yen shop (occasionally you can). 

We used to use abacuses or slide rules 40 years ago. Many kids including myself, went to abacus school at that time. However those manual devices were faded out from the mainstream. Some kids still go to abacus school to improve their ability of mental calculation.

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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.