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.

Capacity of Kids Nurseries in Tokyo, 2005-2015

There are 2884 authorized nurseries in Tokyo as of 2015 April. Their capacity is 240,611 children. The capacity is not enough to take care of all children whose parents want to use nurseries. Approximately 8,000 children are on the waiting list.

The graph below shows the capacity of the nurseries in Tokyo.

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Table: Capacity of the nurseries in Tokyo (unit: person)

Year High-standard nursery Basic-standard nursery Total
2005 160,616 8,045 168,661
2006 162,357 9,681 172,038
2007 164,807 11,130 175,937
2008 166,552 12,723 179,275
2009 169,184 14,161 183,345
2010 173,532 17,307 190,839
2011 181,384 19,988 201,372
2012 186,698 22,036 208,734
2013 193,757 23,519 217,276
2014 203,170 24,527 227,697
2015 216,699 23,912 240,611
       

Figure: The number of children who are on the waiting list

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Year Children on the waiting listsg lists 
2005 5,221
2006 4,908
2007 4,601
2008 5,479
2009 7,939
2010 8,435
2011 7,855
2012 7,257
2013 8,117
2014 8,672
2015 7,814
   

Source is a booklet "Kurashi to Tokei 2016" くらしと統計 2016

www.toukei.metro.tokyo.jp/kurasi/2016/ku-08.htm

Related Topics

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.