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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.

Who Purchased Toilet Paper Most? (Purchased Toilet Paper by City in Japan)

The following table presents the yearly purchased amount of toilet paper per capita by city in Japan. Unit is yen. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and target people were families which consist of more than two members. So this data does not include single households.

City Purchased amount (yen) $ Euro
Average 3,048 30 22
Naha  3,945 39 28
Morioka  3,511 35 25
Aomori  3,500 35 25
Sendai  3,441 34 24
Kanazawa  3,397 34 24
Akita  3,384 34 24
Sapporo  3,372 34 24
Kyoto  3,308 33 23
Yamagata  3,286 33 23
Nara  3,266 33 23
Utsunomiya  3,234 32 23
Nagoya  3,215 32 23
Kumamoto  3,211 32 23
Tokushima  3,211 32 23
Tottori  3,186 32 23
Kobe  3,178 32 23
Kochi  3,160 32 22
Tokyo  3,151 32 22
Miyazaki  3,139 31 22
Niigata  3,125 31 22
Shizuoka  3,125 31 22
Maebashi  3,122 31 22
Kagoshima  3,116 31 22
Toyama  3,108 31 22
Kitakyushu  3,104 31 22
Nagano  3,103 31 22
Oita  3,089 31 22
Osaka  3,074 31 22
Fukuoka  3,070 31 22
Hamamatsu  3,069 31 22
Mito  3,067 31 22
Kawasaki  3,058 31 22
Matsue  3,043 30 22
Otsu  3,041 30 22
Chiba  3,038 30 22
Fukushima  3,019 30 21
Kofu  2,985 30 21
Nagasaki  2,982 30 21
Tsu  2,946 29 21
Sakai City  2,919 29 21
Yokohama  2,918 29 21
Wakayama  2,898 29 21
Saitama  2,896 29 21
Yamaguchi  2,878 29 20
Saga  2,875 29 20
Gifu  2,859 29 20
Okayama  2,837 28 20
Fukui  2,818 28 20
Matsuyama  2,772 28 20
Takamatsu  2,738 27 19
Hiroshima 2,723 27 19

 

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Okinawa is outstanding among the cities.

I do not know the reason.

If excluding Okinawa, the color map is  like the below.

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People in northern Japan buy rolls of paper more. People in Setouchi area (Hiroshima,

Okayama, Kagawa, Ehime, Yamaguchi, purple colored area) do not buy them much.

Source is Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/zuhyou/rank14.xls

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/5.htm

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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.