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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.

Boy's Swimming Cap = 500 yen ($4.90 €3.55)

My son bought his swimming cap at his junior high school for 500 yen ($4.90 €3.55). It is going to be used in swimming lessons. This is a uniform cap. It is not allowed to wear another cap. 

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In most of junior high schools, swimming lessons are mandatory. Many high schools have their own pools in their sites.

The below shows the installation rates of school pools in junior high schools in Japan (in 2006).

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Prefecture Installation rate (%)
Hokkaido   5.4
Aomori 35.3
Iwate 64.3
Miyagi 83.6
Akita 65.4
Yamagata 38.3
Fukushima 88.4
Ibaraki 91.9
Tochigi 86.5
Gumma 75.6
Saitama 95.1
Chiba 91.1
Tokyo 98.4
Kanagawa 86.8
Niigata 68.5
Toyama 41.7
Ishikawa 65.1
Fukui 48.8
Yamanashi 70.0
Nagano 93.8
Gifu 72.0
Shizuoka 80.1
Aichi 94.4
Mie 55.1
Shiga 81.2
Kyoto 57.7
Osaka 91.4
Hyogo 85.1
Nara 92.5
Wakayama 34.1
Tottori 73.8
Shimane 47.7
Okayama 73.2
Hiroshima 56.3
Yamaguchi 71.8
Tokushima 53.1
Kagawa 66.7
Ehime 82.9
Kochi 65.4
Fukuoka 90.5
Saga 73.4
Nagasaki 50.5
Kumamoto 87.6
Oita 73.1
Miyazaki 92.1
Kagoshima 73.9
Okinawa 59.2

Source is Statistics Bureau.

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/Xlsdl.do?sinfid=000002159011

www.stat.go.jp/data/ssds/5-18.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.