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 Refrigerator in Japan, 1970-2014

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

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

In terms of refrigerator, 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) refrigerator between 1970 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a refrigerator (yen)
1970 825.5 2,795,052
1971 800.4 2,710,066
1972 780.8 2,643,703
1973 800.4 2,710,066
1974 957.5 3,241,990
1975 1086.1 3,677,415
1976 1083.9 3,669,966
1977 1082.9 3,666,580
1978 1089.4 3,688,589
1979 1081.8 3,662,856
1980 1086.1 3,677,415
1981 1145.0 3,876,844
1982 1161.4 3,932,373
1983 1154.8 3,910,026
1984 1113.4 3,769,850
1985 1090.5 3,692,313
1986 1048.0 3,548,413
1987 1007.6 3,411,623
1988 955.3 3,234,541
1989 838.6 2,839,407
1990 780.8 2,643,703
1991 755.8 2,559,056
1992 748.0 2,532,646
1993 728.5 2,466,621
1994 664.5 2,249,924
1995 631.7 2,138,867
1996 587.4 1,988,872
1997 561.5 1,901,177
1998 524.3 1,775,222
1999 475.0 1,608,298
2000 435.8 1,475,571
2001 371.3 1,257,181
2002 317.3 1,074,343
2003 259.8 879,654
2004 217.1 735,077
2005 195.7 662,619
2006 172.2 583,050
2007 151.3 512,285
2008 137.0 463,867
2009 120.5 408,000
2010 100.0 338,589
2011 74.1 250,894
2012 52.3 177,082
2013 46.0 155,751
2014 46.0 155,751
     

The next graph shows the changes in the refrigerator 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.