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 Instant Curry Mix in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese government monitors the price of instant curry mix every month.

ハウス バーモントカレー 中辛 230g×5個

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a box of instant curry mix (yen)
1970 37.3 83
1971 41.0 91
1972 40.9 91
1973 42.2 94
1974 62.3 139
1975 72.4 161
1976 72.9 163
1977 77.1 172
1978 80.3 179
1979 80.5 180
1980 84.7 189
1981 93.0 207
1982 93.6 209
1983 93.4 208
1984 93.8 209
1985 93.5 209
1986 93.7 209
1987 93.9 209
1988 93.8 209
1989 95.7 213
1990 100.1 223
1991 107.2 239
1992 107.7 240
1993 107.1 239
1994 106.4 237
1995 104.9 234
1996 104.2 232
1997 106.4 237
1998 106.3 237
1999 106.0 236
2000 104.2 232
2001 102.3 228
2002 100.3 224
2003 97.8 218
2004 96.2 215
2005 95.7 213
2006 93.7 209
2007 93.9 209
2008 101.6 227
2009 99.3 221
2010 100.0 223
2011 100.2 223
2012 96.2 215
2013 92.9 207
2014 98.5 220
     

The next data show the changes in 500g instant curry mix 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.