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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 Likes Chocolate? Chocolate Consumption Ranking by City in Japan

The below shows the yearly amount of purchased chocolate per capita by city in Japan. Unit is gram. 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 amout (yen)
Average 4,554
Kanazawa  6,317
Tottori  5,475
Utsunomiya  5,474
Nara  5,466
Toyama  5,409
Yamaguchi  5,376
Kochi  5,257
Yamagata  5,249
Kagoshima  5,150
Sapporo  5,145
Kawasaki  5,115
Tokyo  5,070
Nagano  5,063
Hiroshima  5,030
Kyoto  5,027
Takamatsu  5,017
Oita  4,960
Hamamatsu  4,933
Matsuyama  4,891
Gifu  4,885
Fukui  4,831
Niigata  4,822
Saitama  4,819
Fukushima  4,770
Sendai  4,735
Tsu  4,712
Chiba  4,678
Shizuoka  4,637
Kobe  4,627
Nagoya  4,627
Mito  4,586
Kofu  4,582
Akita  4,554
Yokohama  4,551
Otsu  4,522
Saga  4,491
Maebashi  4,469
Miyazaki  4,368
Okayama  4,334
Morioka  4,267
Matsue  4,169
Tokushima  4,159
Wakayama  4,153
Kumamoto  4,101
Naha  4,065
Nagasaki  3,862
Kitakyushu  3,846
Osaka  3,831
Sakai 3,804
Aomori  3,615
Fukuoka 3,611

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Kanazawa is outstanding among the cities.

I do not know the reason.

If it excludes Kanazawa, the color map is like the below.

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It seems there is no geographical trend in chocolate consumption. 

 

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

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/zuhyou/rank09.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.