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 Vacuum Cleaner in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of a vacuum cleaner monthly.

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

In terms of vacuum cleaners, the ministry adjusts the price index by "Hedonic price index" when they calculates the index. The following graph shows how much money you need, in order to get the same performance (same quality) vacuum cleaner between 1970 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a vacuum cleaner (yen)
1970 321.1 127,435
1971 311.3 123,546
1972 279.0 110,727
1973 268.7 106,639
1974 413.6 164,145
1975 406.6 161,367
1976 393.5 156,168
1977 395.9 157,121
1978 406.6 161,367
1979 415.5 164,899
1980 422.0 167,479
1981 434.2 172,321
1982 436.1 173,075
1983 475.8 188,831
1984 487.0 193,276
1985 467.4 185,497
1986 444.5 176,409
1987 426.2 169,146
1988 407.1 161,566
1989 387.9 153,946
1990 374.4 148,588
1991 363.9 144,421
1992 357.9 142,040
1993 352.3 139,817
1994 346.3 137,436
1995 328.3 130,292
1996 305.0 121,045
1997 292.5 116,084
1998 283.0 112,314
1999 270.2 107,234
2000 252.8 100,329
2001 226.3 89,812
2002 193.1 76,636
2003 175.4 69,611
2004 165.1 65,523
2005 156.7 62,190
2006 146.4 58,102
2007 137.5 54,570
2008 129.2 51,276
2009 116.8 46,354
2010 100.0 39,687
2011 80.5 31,948
2012 71.4 28,337
2013 61.7 24,487
2014 55.9 22,185
     

The next graph shows the changes in the vacuum cleaner 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.