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 Price of Kimono in Japan, 1970-2015

Kinomo is Japanese traditional clothe. Kimono for unmarried young ladies is vey expensive. It costs approximately $3000.

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of kimono monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of kimono between 1970 and 2015, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a long sleeved kimono (yen)
1970 23.9 66,566
1971 27.3 76,036
1972 30.4 84,670
1973 39.0 108,623
1974 46.4 129,233
1975 49.7 138,424
1976 55.8 155,414
1977 60.8 169,340
1978 64.5 179,645
1979 70.9 197,471
1980 74.7 208,054
1981 78.7 219,195
1982 81.1 225,880
1983 85.3 237,578
1984 89.0 247,883
1985 91.0 253,453
1986 91.9 255,960
1987 93.0 259,024
1988 93.9 261,530
1989 98.1 273,228
1990 102.1 284,369
1991 105.2 293,003
1992 108.2 301,359
1993 109.8 305,815
1994 110.2 306,929
1995 109.9 306,093
1996 111.9 311,664
1997 112.9 314,449
1998 113.2 315,285
1999 113.1 315,006
2000 112.6 313,614
2001 108.8 303,030
2002 104.0 289,661
2003 101.7 283,255
2004 101.8 283,533
2005 101.8 283,533
2006 101.2 281,862
2007 100.9 281,027
2008 100.9 281,027
2009 100.1 278,799
2010 100.0 278,520
2011 100.8 280,748
2012 101.4 282,419
2013 101.3 282,141
2014 103.6 288,547
2015 103.6 288,547
     

The next graph shows the changes in the kimono price from 1970 to 2015.

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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=000011288551

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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.