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 Castella (Kasutera) in Japan, 1970-2014

Castella (Kasutera) is a Japanese sponge cake made of sugar, flour, eggs, and starch syrup. Its origin is in Iberian Peninsula.

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Japanese government monitors the price of Kasutera every month.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g Kasutera (yen)
1970 28.7 62
1971 30.9 67
1972 32.3 70
1973 36.1 78
1974 47.8 103
1975 54.8 118
1976 57.9 125
1977 61.3 132
1978 62.2 134
1979 62.3 135
1980 66.8 144
1981 71.8 155
1982 74.9 162
1983 76.1 164
1984 76.6 165
1985 77.1 167
1986 77.5 167
1987 78.1 169
1988 79.0 171
1989 81.6 176
1990 83.2 180
1991 87.0 188
1992 90.2 195
1993 92.0 199
1994 93.1 201
1995 93.4 202
1996 94.0 203
1997 95.4 206
1998 96.3 208
1999 97.3 210
2000 97.0 210
2001 96.0 207
2002 95.6 206
2003 95.1 205
2004 94.2 203
2005 93.7 202
2006 95.0 205
2007 98.3 212
2008 100.7 218
2009 103.2 223
2010 100.0 216
2011 98.9 214
2012 99.5 215
2013 100.3 217
2014 101.9 220
     

The next data show the changes in 100g Kasutera 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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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.