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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 Beef Most? (Purchased Beef Meat by City in Japan)

In Japan, beef meat is more expensive than pork. According to a survey conducted by the government, people in the western Japan buy beef much. 

The following shows the yearly purchased volume of beef by city in Japan. It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese government and target people were families which consist of more than two members. So this data does not include single households. 

City Purchased weight (g)
Average 6,810
Nara  10,617
Kyoto  10,415
Osaka  10,380
Wakayama  10,031
Hiroshima  9,993
Sakai 9,693
Oita  9,564
Kitakyushu  9,414
Kobe  9,368
Otsu  9,204
Kumamoto  9,173
Matsuyama  9,142
Yamaguchi  9,080
Yamagata  8,713
Saga  8,670
Fukuoka  8,576
Tokushima  8,354
Takamatsu  8,157
Tsu  8,057
Okayama  7,990
Fukui  7,955
Kochi  7,726
Tottori  7,585
Naha  6,955
Yokohama  6,859
Nagasaki  6,851
Tokyo  6,780
Kanazawa  6,765
Miyazaki  6,729
Saitama  6,631
Gifu  6,501
Kagoshima  6,430
Nagoya  6,415
Kawasaki  6,349
Toyama  6,093
Matsue  6,034
Chiba  5,733
Aomori  5,606
Shizuoka  5,234
Sapporo  4,870
Kofu  4,585
Sendai  4,575
Utsunomiya  4,496
Morioka  4,338
Akita  4,259
Hamamatsu  4,217
Mito  4,190
Fukushima  4,123
Maebashi  3,628
Nagano  3,385
Niigata 2,958

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I do not know the reason why people in the western Japan buy much beef.

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

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/zuhyou/rank03.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.