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.

School backpack = 42000 yen ($432.99 €333.33)

In Japan school starts from April. Students of elementary school usually bring their backpack to school. In April newly-enrolled students carry brandnew backpacks. The price is a popular model is 42000 yen ($432.99 €333.33).

My son's backpack is a cheaper model.

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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.