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.

How much do you need to keep dogs in Japan?

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted a survey in 2011-2012 about dogs in Tokyo. According to it, most owners spent 10,000 - 60,000 yen ($100-$600) for foods of dogs yearly.

Food expenses (yen)  $  %
Under 10,000 0-99 2.5
10.000-29,999 100-299 33.1
30,000-59,999 300-599 33.9
60,000-99,999 600-999 12.0
100,000-149,999 1000-1499 8.7
150,000-199,999 1500-1999 1.2
200,000-499,999 2000-4999 2.9
Over 500,000 Over 5000 0.0
No answer No answer 5.8

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35% owners spent 30,000 - 60,000 yen ($300-$600) a year for medical service.

Medical expenses (yen)  $  %
Under 10,000 0-99 2.5
10,000-29,999 100-299 24.8
30,000-59,999 300-599 35.1
60,000-99,999 600-999 6.6
100,000-149,999 1000-1499 3.7
150,000-199,999 1500-1999 2.9
200,000-499,999 2000-4999 7.0
Over 500,000 Over 5000 0.0
No answer No answer 17.4

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You need extra expenses for miscellaneous matters.

Other expenses (yen)  $  %
Under 10,000 0-99 9.1
10,000-29,999 100-299 14.0
30,000-59,999 300-599 24.0
60,000-99,999 600-999 8.3
100,000-149,999 1000-1499 5.4
150,000-199,999 1500-1999 1.7
200,000-499,999 2000-4999 2.9
Over 500,000 5000- 0.0
No answer No answer 34.7

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Source is Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health. www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.jp/kankyo/aigo/horeishiryou/siryou.files/23tyousa_gaiyou.pdf

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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.