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.

Ratio of Flat/Apartment House by Prefecture in Japan

The Japanese government has statistics of people's houses. According to its 2014 statistics, 70% of Tokyo residents live in flats or apartment houses (not stand-alone house, not detached house). The figure below shows the ratio of flats/apartment houses by prefecture.

Red means most of people live in flats, blue means many live in stand-alone houses.

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Obviously the rate is higher in big cities, like Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Fukuoka.

Table: Ratio of Flat/Apartment house by Prefecture in 2014 (unit: %)

Prefecture Ratio of flats
Tokyo 70.0
Kanagawa 56.1
Okinawa 55.9
Osaka 55.2
Fukuoka 51.1
Hyogo 46.6
Aichi 46.4
Chiba 43.8
Average 42.4
Saitama 42.3
Hokkaido 42.0
Miyagi 41.5
Kyoto 40.7
Hiroshima 39.1
Oita 33.6
Kumamoto 31.7
Shizuoka 30.4
Nagasaki 29.6
Kagoshima 28.5
Shiga 28.0
Nara 28.0
Yamaguchi 27.8
Okayama 27.4
Kochi 27.4
Kagawa 27.1
Ishikawa 26.7
Ehime 26.5
Fukushima 26.2
Miyazaki 26.1
Tochigi 24.6
Tokushima 24.5
Ibaraki 24.4
Yamanashi 23.8
Saga 23.7
Tottori 23.6
Gunma 23.3
Iwate 22.9
Mie 22.7
Gifu 22.4
Shimane 22.3
Niigata 21.8
Nagano 21.0
Aomori 19.7
Fukui 19.5
Wakayama 19.0
Toyama 18.9
Yamagata 18.4
Akita 17.3

I was surprised that many Okinawa people live in flats. Okinawa is not a big city.

Source is Statistics Bureau.

www.stat.go.jp/data/jyutaku/2013/10_2.htm

www.stat.go.jp/data/jyutaku/2013/pdf/giy12.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.