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.

Changes in the Prices of Bread in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reports the Consumer Price Index every month. The ministry researches the prices of 580 kinds of goods in the survey.

The following data show the changes in the price indexes of bread (sandwich loaf) in Japan between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. 

Because of 2007–08 world food price crisis, the bread price rose rapidly at that moment.  The bread price is still high until now. 

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg bread (yen)
1970 28.5 120
1971 31.4 133
1972 33.4 141
1973 36.5 154
1974 53.1 224
1975 54.1 228
1976 60.2 254
1977 65.2 275
1978 66.0 279
1979 66.3 280
1980 72.4 306
1981 77.1 325
1982 80.9 341
1983 82.9 350
1984 85.7 362
1985 86.4 365
1986 87.0 367
1987 86.2 364
1988 85.5 361
1989 87.7 370
1990 88.9 375
1991 90.7 383
1992 92.3 390
1993 92.7 391
1994 92.6 391
1995 92.2 389
1996 92.2 389
1997 93.6 395
1998 94.3 398
1999 94.8 400
2000 95.0 401
2001 95.0 401
2002 95.0 401
2003 95.3 402
2004 94.0 397
2005 92.6 391
2006 92.0 388
2007 92.6 391
2008 106.2 448
2009 104.7 442
2010 100.0 422
2011 100.9 426
2012 100.8 425
2013 99.9 422
2014 102.2 431

The next figure shows the changes in the prices of 1kg (2lb 3oz) sandwich loaf.

unit: yen

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Source is Statistics Bureau. 消費者物価指数 (CPI) 結果

www.stat.go.jp/data/cpi/historic.htm

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/Csvdl.do?sinfid=000011288549

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.