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.

Smoking Rate in Japan 1989-2012

The table below shows smoking rates in Japan. Men's rate is gradually decreasing. Women's rate stays flat. A common cigarette SevenStar costs 440 yen ($4.36 €3.14) per 20 cigarettes. In 1989 SevenStar cost only 220 yen, half of the current price.

Year Men % Women %
1989 55.3 9.4
1990 53.1 9.7
1991 50.6 9.7
1992 50.1 9.0
1993 44.8 8.9
1994 43.8 9.1
1995 52.7 10.6
1996 51.2 9.8
1997 52.7 11.6
1998 50.8 10.9
1999 49.2 10.3
2000 47.4 11.5
2001 45.9 9.9
2002 43.3 10.2
2003 46.8 11.3
2004 43.3 12.0
2005 39.3 11.3
2006 39.9 10.0
2007 39.4 11.0
2008 36.8 9.1
2009 38.2 10.9
2010 32.2 8.4
2011 32.4 9.7
2012 34.1 9.0

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Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

www.health-net.or.jp/tobacco/product/pd100000.html

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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.