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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

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Changes in the Number of Households by Household Size, 1953-2013

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts a survey about the number of households every year. 

The data below show the changes in the number of households by household size ("1-person household" to "6-or-more-persons household") between 1953 and 2013.

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Year Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 or more
1953 17180 988 1588 2350 2778 2792 6684
1954 17337 1566 1633 2303 2710 2751 6374
1955 18963 2040 1772 2493 2932 2997 6729
1956 19823 2520 1911 2629 3056 3076 6632
1957 20704 3140 1983 2689 3171 3201 6520
1958 21310 3476 2102 2773 3326 3310 6323
1959 21724 3435 2215 2890 3542 3424 6220
1960 22476 3894 2309 2991 3667 3492 6122
1961 23509 4309 2597 3339 3994 3530 5740
1962 23850 4070 2717 3521 4308 3676 5557
1963 25002 4871 2824 3658 4548 3787 5314
1964 25104 4321 3034 3895 4824 3841 5189
1965 25940 4627 3208 4076 5159 3941 4929
1966 26765 4609 3398 4507 5769 3904 4578
1967 28144 5521 3656 4686 6055 3966 4259
1968 28694 5690 3816 4803 6291 3926 4168
1969 29009 5541 3821 4955 6584 4027 4081
1970 29887 5542 4318 5180 7004 3947 3897
1971 30861 6131 4429 5444 7060 4057 3741
1972 31925 6652 4581 5674 7455 4008 3555
1973 32314 6410 4838 5726 7758 4065 3517
1974 32731 6220 5043 5891 8025 4167 3386
1975 32877 5991 5078 5982 8175 4205 3446
1976 34275 6986 5353 6081 8288 4149 3418
1977 34414 6607 5301 6286 8828 4139 3254
1978 34466 6214 5590 6202 8915 4235 3309
1979 34869 6376 5649 6149 9127 4299 3269
1980 35338 6402 5983 6274 9132 4280 3268
1981 36121 7095 6154 6298 9038 4173 3362
1982 36248 6810 6358 6378 9092 4329 3281
1983 36497 6598 6614 6449 9304 4530 3002
1984 37338 7243 6809 6575 9270 4465 2976
1985 37226 6850 6895 6569 9373 4522 3017
1986 37544 6826 7120 6809 9195 4380 3214
1987 38064 7166 7449 6744 9131 4463 3110
1988 39028 7591 7943 7089 9163 4359 2883
1989 39417 7866 8117 7139 9018 4288 2989
1990 40273 8446 8542 7334 8834 4228 2889
1991 40506 8597 8610 7414 8797 4172 2916
1992 41210 8974 9072 7595 8646 4047 2875
1993 41826 9320 9424 7556 8765 4037 2724
1994 42069 9201 9809 7833 8465 4055 2705
1995 40770 9213 9600 7576 7994 3777 2611
1996 43807 10287 10613 8242 8622 3391 2652
1997 44669 11156 10964 8183 8438 3322 2605
1998 44496 10627 11188 8375 8234 3482 2589
1999 44923 10585 11542 8640 8469 3254 2432
2000 45545 10988 11968 8767 8211 3266 2345
2001 45664 11017 12106 8782 8068 3327 2363
2002 46005 10800 12651 9099 8027 3165 2261
2003 45800 10673 12428 8953 8345 3074 2327
2004 46323 10817 12966 9034 8261 3139 2107
2005 47043 11580 13260 9265 7499 3250 2189
2006 47531 12043 13311 9288 7740 3124 2024
2007 48023 11983 13764 9903 7549 3038 1787
2008 47957 11928 13920 9673 7582 3015 1838
2009 48013 11955 13986 9653 7598 3104 1716
2010 48638 12386 14237 10016 7476 2907 1616
2011 46684 11787 13959 9292 7422 2680 1544
2012 48170 12160 14502 9610 7580 2828 1490
2013 50112 13285 15406 10057 7301 2699 1364
2014 50431 13662 15604 9911 7275 2656 1323

The following shows the percentage of households by size.

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More than half of them are 1-person or 2-persons families.

Table: Percentage of households by size (unit: %)

Year % 1 2 3 4 5 6 or more
1955 100 10.8 9.3 13.1 15.5 15.8 35.4
1960 100 17.3 10.3 13.3 16.3 15.5 27.3
1965 100 17.8 12.4 15.6 19.9 15.2 19.0
1970 100 18.5 14.4 17.3 23.4 13.2 13.1
1975 100 18.2 15.4 18.2 24.9 12.8 10.5
1980 100 18.1 16.9 17.8 25.8 12.1 9.2
1986 100 18.2 19.0 18.1 24.5 11.7 8.6
1989 100 20.0 20.6 18.1 22.9 10.9 7.6
1992 100 21.8 22.0 18.4 21.0 9.8 7.0
1995 100 22.6 23.5 18.6 19.6 9.3 6.4
1998 100 23.9 25.1 18.8 18.5 7.8 5.8
2001 100 24.1 26.5 19.2 17.7 7.3 5.2
2004 100 23.4 28.0 19.5 17.8 6.8 4.5
2007 100 25.0 28.7 20.6 15.7 6.3 3.7
2010 100 25.5 29.3 20.6 15.4 6.0 3.3
2014 100 27.1 30.9 19.7 14.4 5.3 2.6

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 国民生活基礎調査

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English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.