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 Ham in Japan, 1980-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors many kinds of food prices monthly. A pack of roast ham is one of the item which the ministry checks its price.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of scallops between 1980 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. The ham price is relatively stable for three decades.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g ham (yen)
1980 89 202
1981 90.8 206
1982 92.9 211
1983 95.7 217
1984 95.6 217
1985 95.1 216
1986 94.7 215
1987 94.3 214
1988 93.9 213
1989 94.8 215
1990 97.3 221
1991 100 227
1992 99.4 226
1993 98.9 225
1994 97.6 222
1995 97.6 222
1996 97 220
1997 99.2 225
1998 99.6 226
1999 99.5 226
2000 97.6 222
2001 96.7 220
2002 96.8 220
2003 95.8 217
2004 95.1 216
2005 96.5 219
2006 98.1 223
2007 100.8 229
2008 105 238
2009 104.2 237
2010 100 227
2011 98 222
2012 96.7 220
2013 95.6 217
2014 97.8 222

The next graph shows the changes in 100g ham price from 1980 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.