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.

Trend of The Penetration Rate of Consumer Durable Goods in Japan

Japan Cabinet Office researches the penetration rates of consumer durable goods for household every year.

According to it, most of households have TV, mobile phone, and air conditioner in their houses.

Washlet (in the graph) means an electronic bidet toilet seat. 

Figure: Trend of the penetration rates of consumer durable goods for household  (%)

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Table: Trend of the penetration rates of consumer durable goods for household (%)

  Washlet Clothes dryer Washing-up machine for dishes Air conditioner TV DVD/Blu-ray Disc player
1990   14.9   63.7 99.4   
1991 15.8     68.1 99.3
1992 14.2 16.6   69.8 99.0  
1993 17.6 18.1   72.3 99.1  
1994 21.3 20.1   74.2 99.0  
1995 23.6 19.4   77.2 98.9  
1996 26.3 19.8   77.2 99.1  
1997 30.3 20.8   79.3 99.2  
1998 33.9 20.9   81.9 99.2  
1999 36.5 20.8   84.4 98.9  
2000 41.0 21.7   86.2 99.0  
2001 43.2 21.7   86.2 99.2  
2002 47.1 22.8   87.2 99.3 19.3
2003 51.7 22.7   88.8 99.4 25.3
2004 53.0 22.4   87.1 99.0 35.4
2005 59.7 25.9 21.6 87.0 99.3 49.0
2006 62.7 27.3 24.4 88.2 99.4 61.1
2007 65.3 28.6 25.8 88.6 99.5 65.1
2008 68.3 31.1 27.4 89.0 99.7 71.7
2009 69.1 29.2 28.8 87.9 99.4 73.1
2010 71.6 30.1 29.7 89.0 99.5 69.5
2011 70.9 29.8 29.4 89.2 99.6 72.8
2012 73.5 32.2 28.7 90.0 99.4 75.3
2013 74.0 31.7 30.6 90.5 99.3 77.7
2014 76.0 55.2 30.9 90.6 96.5 71.3

 

  Video camera Digital camera Personal Computer Fax Mobile phone Car
1990 15.6   10.6     77.3
1991 23.7   11.5     79.5
1992 26.0   12.2 5.5   78.6
1993 25.6   11.9 6.7   80.0
1994 29.9   13.9 7.6   79.7
1995 31.3   15.6 10.0   80.0
1996 32.3   17.3 12.9   80.1
1997 33.6   22.1 17.5   82.6
1998 35.0   25.2 22.2   83.1
1999 36.3   29.5 26.4   82.5
2000 37.9   38.6 32.9   83.6
2001 36.8   50.1 35.5   85.3
2002 37.2 22.7 57.2 39.3 78.6 84.4
2003 39.1 32.0 63.3 42.8 83.3 86.4
2004 42.0 51.8 65.7 45.6 85.1 86.0
2005 39.6 46.2 64.6 49.7 82.0 81.6
2006 40.2 53.7 68.3 56.7 85.3 83.9
2007 41.2 58.9 71.0 57.7 88.0 83.9
2008 41.4 66.0 73.1 59.0 90.5 85.1
2009 41.0 69.2 73.2 58.0 90.2 83.2
2010 40.0 71.5 74.6 57.7 92.4 83.3
2011 39.9 73.3 76.0 56.4 92.9 82.7
2012 40.2 76.3 77.3 58.6 94.5 84.2
2013 41.5 77.0 78.0 57.8 95.0 84.1
2014 40.1 76.5 78.7 57.4 93.2 81.0

Source is Japan Cabinet Office.

www.esri.cao.go.jp/jp/stat/shouhi/shouhi.html#chosakekka

www.esri.cao.go.jp/jp/stat/shouhi/2014/201403fukyuritsu.xls

 

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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.