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 Room Air Conditioner in Japan, 1985-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of a room air conditioner monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of room air conditioner between 1985 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

In terms of vacuum room air conditioners, 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) room air conditioner between 1985 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a room air conditioner (yen)
1985 528.1 1,056,564
1986 510.1 1,020,552
1987 494.3 988,941
1988 476.3 952,929
1989 454.1 908,513
1990 407.7 815,681
1991 360.8 721,849
1992 358.8 717,848
1993 352.6 705,443
1994 323.7 647,623
1995 309.8 619,814
1996 295.9 592,004
1997 287.5 575,198
1998 272.7 545,588
1999 278.5 557,192
2000 241.7 483,567
2001 219.2 438,551
2002 200.8 401,739
2003 187.1 374,329
2004 166.8 333,715
2005 151.3 302,704
2006 143.0 286,099
2007 125.4 250,887
2008 122.5 245,085
2009 118.8 237,682
2010 100.0 200,069
2011 88.4 176,861
2012 88.9 177,861
2013 82.3 164,657
2014 93.6 187,265
     

The next graph shows the changes in the room air conditioner price from 1985 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.