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 Beef in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications checks the price of beef every month. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of beef between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 2010. The price is on a rising trend for more than 40 years. 

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g beef (yen)
1970 25.6 194
1971 26.8 203
1972 28.8 218
1973 39.7 301
1974 48.6 368
1975 52.8 400
1976 60.6 459
1977 62.7 475
1978 63.7 482
1979 65.6 497
1980 70 530
1981 71.6 542
1982 72.3 547
1983 72.9 552
1984 73.5 556
1985 75 568
1986 75.8 574
1987 76.6 580
1988 77.4 586
1989 79.7 603
1990 81.9 620
1991 84.3 638
1992 85.6 648
1993 86 651
1994 85.9 650
1995 84.6 640
1996 85.1 644
1997 88.5 670
1998 89.6 678
1999 89.6 678
2000 89.4 677
2001 89.3 676
2002 88.7 671
2003 91.8 695
2004 95.8 725
2005 98.2 743
2006 99.5 753
2007 101.6 769
2008 102.9 779
2009 101.8 771
2010 100 757
2011 100.2 759
2012 99.5 753
2013 101 765
2014 108.9 824

The next data show the changes in 100g beef 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=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.