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 Instant Ramen in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese government checks the price of a pack of instant ramen every month, and has been calculated its price indexes since 1970.

明星 チャルメラしょうゆ (97g×5食)×6個 (5 packs set of instant ramen)

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of instant ramen (77g pack) between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

Currently the instant ramen price has recorded the highest ever.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 77g instant ramen (yen)
1970 31.0 45
1971 33.7 49
1972 33.8 49
1973 36.8 53
1974 58.3 84
1975 55.9 80
1976 54.5 78
1977 55.6 80
1978 61.7 89
1979 61.9 89
1980 69.2 100
1981 73.1 105
1982 73.3 106
1983 77.1 111
1984 82.4 119
1985 82.5 119
1986 82.4 119
1987 82.2 118
1988 81.9 118
1989 83.3 120
1990 88.2 127
1991 95.2 137
1992 95.5 138
1993 95.4 137
1994 95.0 137
1995 94.8 137
1996 94.6 136
1997 95.8 138
1998 95.6 138
1999 95.2 137
2000 95.5 138
2001 92.8 134
2002 88.6 128
2003 87.2 126
2004 86.4 124
2005 86.4 124
2006 84.7 122
2007 84.2 121
2008 100.1 144
2009 101.0 145
2010 100.0 144
2011 99.5 143
2012 99.2 143
2013 98.7 142
2014 101.0 145

The next figure presents the changes in the prices of a 77g pack of instant ramen 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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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.