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 Udon in Japan, 1970-2014

Udon is thick wheat flour noodle. Japanese government reports the Consumer Price Index every month. In the report, the government publishes the price of dried udon every month. The following data show the changes in udon prices in Japan between 1970 and 2014.

Like the prices of bread, the udon price rose rapidly during 2007–08 world food price crisis.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg dried udon (yen)
1970 18.7 117
1971 20.8 130
1972 21.8 136
1973 24.0 150
1974 40.9 255
1975 42.5 265
1976 44.2 275
1977 47.5 296
1978 48.9 305
1979 49.3 307
1980 55.3 345
1981 60.4 376
1982 62.5 389
1983 65.8 410
1984 70.1 437
1985 71.3 444
1986 71.6 446
1987 71.8 447
1988 72.1 449
1989 73.1 455
1990 75.7 472
1991 83.2 518
1992 85.8 535
1993 86.8 541
1994 87.1 543
1995 87.4 545
1996 87.6 546
1997 90.4 563
1998 91.8 572
1999 92.1 574
2000 92.8 578
2001 92.8 578
2002 93.9 585
2003 93.0 579
2004 91.9 573
2005 91.0 567
2006 90.3 563
2007 89.9 560
2008 96.4 601
2009 101.8 634
2010 100.0 623
2011 100.3 625
2012 100.6 627
2013 99.7 621
2014 101.3 631

Table: The changes in 1kg udon prices, 1970-2014 (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

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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.