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.

Result of Nationwide Achievement Test by Prefecture in Japan

The government conducts the nationwide achievement test every year. The following shows the result of the test among the 5th grade students by prefecture in 2012. Each number means the percentage of correct answers. Students in Akita are the smartest. 

  percentage of correct answers (%)  
  Linguistic problem A Linguistic problem B Mathematical problem A Mathematical problem B Total
Average (National and Private school)  62.9 49.6 77.3 58.6 62.1
Average (Municipal school)  62.7 49.4 77.2 58.4 61.9
           
Hokkaido  60.4 46.4 74.9 54.0 58.9
Aomori 68.7 52.9 80.7 60.5 65.7
Iwate 65.5 50.8 78.3 57.9 63.1
Miyagi 60.8 47.6 76.3 56.5 60.3
Akita 71.7 59.1 82.8 67.1 70.2
Yamagata 63.9 48.5 77.3 57.1 61.7
Fukushima 63.9 48.5 76.4 55.3 61.0
Ibaraki 63.7 49.7 77.2 58.9 62.4
Tochigi 61.1 47.9 76.8 56.3 60.5
Gunma 61.3 47.5 76.4 55.0 60.1
Saitama 62.6 49.7 76.2 57.7 61.6
Chiba 61.9 50.1 77.1 59.4 62.1
Tokyo 64.8 52.1 78.4 60.8 64.0
Kanagawa 61.5 49.7 76.5 58.7 61.6
Niigata 66.3 50.4 79.5 59.3 63.9
Toyama 63.8 50.7 79.7 60.4 63.7
Ishikawa 67.6 54.3 80.2 64.3 66.6
Fukui 68.6 54.3 81.6 65.1 67.4
Yamanashi 60.1 47.5 75.6 55.8 59.8
Nagano 63.7 50.3 77.8 59.5 62.8
Gifu 61.3 49.1 76.2 56.0 60.7
Shizuoka 57.7 47.3 76.2 56.6 59.5
Aichi 61.2 48.6 76.2 59.5 61.4
Mie 60.3 46.7 75.8 55.3 59.5
Shiga 58.8 46.4 74.7 55.1 58.8
Kyoto  65.8 52.1 79.2 61.1 64.6
Osaka 61.2 47.9 77.1 57.3 60.9
Hyogo 63.3 49.9 77.4 59.2 62.5
Nara  62.6 50.1 78.6 58.5 62.5
Wakayama 62.4 47.5 76.4 56.9 60.8
Tottori 63.9 50.4 78.1 60.2 63.2
Shimane 59.9 46.8 74.3 55.8 59.2
Okayama 61.4 47.7 74.6 57.2 60.2
Hiroshima  65.8 52.7 79.2 61.3 64.8
Yamaguchi 64.3 50.2 77.9 59.9 63.1
Tokushima 63.3 49.0 75.8 58.4 61.6
Kagawa 66.8 52.9 78.1 62.1 65.0
Ehime 63.1 50.7 77.6 61.0 63.1
Kochi  65.3 49.8 78.8 57.9 63.0
Fukuoka  63.2 49.1 77.2 58.7 62.1
Saga  63.3 46.8 77.1 57.4 61.2
Nagasaki 60.3 46.9 76.4 57.1 60.2
Kumamoto 64.0 48.1 78.5 58.6 62.3
Oita 62.3 48.7 78.7 57.8 61.9
Miyazaki 64.5 48.1 77.0 56.8 61.6
Kagoshima 64.7 47.9 78.8 56.7 62.0
Okinawa 58.3 45.5 73.3 54.4 57.9

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Source is National Institute for Educational Policy Research of Japan.

www.nier.go.jp/13chousakekkahoukoku/data/research-report/13-point.pdf

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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.