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 Butter in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of butter monthly.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 200g butter (yen)
1970 41.7 158
1971 44.1 168
1972 46.2 176
1973 48 182
1974 54.7 208
1975 68.3 260
1976 73.9 281
1977 76.3 290
1978 81.5 310
1979 81.6 310
1980 81.9 311
1981 82.2 312
1982 84 319
1983 89.8 341
1984 90 342
1985 90 342
1986 90 342
1987 87.7 333
1988 86.3 328
1989 88.3 336
1990 88.5 336
1991 88.5 336
1992 88.5 336
1993 88.2 335
1994 87.3 332
1995 86.8 330
1996 86.6 329
1997 88.1 335
1998 87.9 334
1999 87.6 333
2000 86.9 330
2001 84.8 322
2002 84.9 323
2003 83.9 319
2004 84.8 322
2005 84.7 322
2006 84.6 321
2007 84.9 323
2008 95 361
2009 100.4 382
2010 100 380
2011 101 384
2012 103.8 394
2013 105 399
2014 109.7 417

The next graph shows the changes in 200g butter 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

Related Topics

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.