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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 Towel in Japan, 1970-2014

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

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a towel (yen)
1970 33.0 117
1971 38.0 135
1972 39.7 141
1973 53.7 191
1974 68.3 243
1975 67.5 240
1976 71.2 253
1977 76.4 272
1978 79.6 283
1979 81.1 289
1980 84.4 300
1981 87.2 310
1982 89.2 318
1983 91.0 324
1984 93.6 333
1985 95.1 339
1986 95.8 341
1987 96.1 342
1988 97.3 346
1989 98.7 351
1990 99.4 354
1991 101.4 361
1992 102.8 366
1993 103.9 370
1994 104.3 371
1995 105.0 374
1996 106.0 377
1997 109.0 388
1998 110.4 393
1999 111.2 396
2000 110.9 395
2001 109.4 389
2002 107.9 384
2003 107.2 382
2004 105.5 376
2005 104.6 372
2006 104.6 372
2007 104.4 372
2008 104.0 370
2009 101.9 363
2010 100.0 356
2011 100.7 358
2012 104.1 371
2013 105.6 376
2014 108.0 384
     

The next graph shows the changes in the towel 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.