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 Beer in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese government monitors the price of beer every month.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 2.1L beer (yen)
1970 42.9 496
1971 45.5 526
1972 45.5 526
1973 46.6 539
1974 51.9 600
1975 55.5 642
1976 63.3 732
1977 63.3 732
1978 67.7 783
1979 69.8 807
1980 75.5 873
1981 83.4 964
1982 86.1 995
1983 87.7 1014
1984 98.0 1133
1985 100.7 1164
1986 100.7 1164
1987 100.7 1164
1988 100.7 1164
1989 98.3 1136
1990 102.8 1188
1991 104.0 1202
1992 104.0 1202
1993 104.0 1202
1994 106.1 1227
1995 106.9 1236
1996 106.7 1233
1997 107.8 1246
1998 108.0 1248
1999 107.7 1245
2000 106.9 1236
2001 106.1 1227
2002 105.1 1215
2003 104.1 1203
2004 103.0 1191
2005 103.1 1192
2006 102.2 1181
2007 100.9 1166
2008 102.6 1186
2009 101.6 1174
2010 100.0 1156
2011 99.2 1147
2012 98.4 1138
2013 97.7 1129
2014 99.0 1144
     

The next graph shows the changes in the beer price (350ml x 6) 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.