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 Kitchen Detergent in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of liquid type kitchen detergent monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of kitchen detergent between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a bottle of detergent (yen)
1970 89.7 188
1971 89.5 188
1972 89.0 187
1973 89.4 188
1974 108.4 228
1975 122.0 256
1976 127.3 267
1977 133.4 280
1978 133.2 280
1979 133.2 280
1980 144.2 303
1981 154.6 325
1982 155.3 326
1983 156.1 328
1984 156.2 328
1985 156.2 328
1986 156.4 328
1987 155.6 327
1988 150.3 316
1989 142.5 299
1990 138.9 292
1991 140.7 295
1992 138.6 291
1993 135.7 285
1994 131.6 276
1995 126.8 266
1996 122.1 256
1997 119.4 251
1998 118.2 248
1999 116.1 244
2000 114.2 240
2001 111.4 234
2002 108.2 227
2003 105.4 221
2004 104.0 218
2005 102.4 215
2006 103.0 216
2007 110.3 232
2008 104.9 220
2009 103.9 218
2010 100.0 210
2011 98.0 206
2012 97.0 204
2013 98.1 206
2014 102.0 214
     

The next graph shows the changes in the kitchen detergent price from 1970 to 2014.

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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=000011288564

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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.