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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 Price of Electric Iron in Japan, 1970-2014

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of an electric iron monthly.

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

In terms of electric irons, the ministry adjusts the price index by "Hedonic price index" when they calculates the index. The following graph shows how much money you need, in order to get the same performance (same quality) electric iron between 1970 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of an electric iron (yen)
1970 168.8 11,585
1971 168.0 11,530
1972 169.6 11,640
1973 175.9 12,072
1974 256.2 17,583
1975 269.3 18,482
1976 264.6 18,159
1977 263.3 18,070
1978 268.5 18,427
1979 274.5 18,839
1980 277.9 19,072
1981 273.2 18,750
1982 268.0 18,393
1983 264.8 18,173
1984 262.5 18,015
1985 260.9 17,906
1986 247.6 16,993
1987 236.9 16,258
1988 218.7 15,009
1989 216.3 14,845
1990 208.2 14,289
1991 206.6 14,179
1992 206.6 14,179
1993 208.2 14,289
1994 207.2 14,220
1995 206.8 14,193
1996 205.1 14,076
1997 205.9 14,131
1998 199.5 13,692
1999 193.7 13,294
2000 187.3 12,854
2001 173.8 11,928
2002 154.5 10,603
2003 136.2 9,347
2004 127.4 8,743
2005 122.7 8,421
2006 118.0 8,098
2007 118.2 8,112
2008 115.0 7,892
2009 109.6 7,522
2010 100.0 6,863
2011 92.3 6,335
2012 86.5 5,936
2013 88.6 6,081
2014 88.3 6,060
     

The next graph shows the changes in the electric iron 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=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.