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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 Fan Heater in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of a fan heater monthly.

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

In terms of fan heaters, 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) fan heater between 1970 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a heater (yen)
1970 95.5 16,409
1971 94.8 16,289
1972 95.5 16,409
1973 107.4 18,453
1974 143.1 24,587
1975 164.4 28,247
1976 160.4 27,560
1977 159.3 27,371
1978 157.3 27,027
1979 162.4 27,904
1980 166.3 28,574
1981 174.8 30,034
1982 177.0 30,412
1983 176.2 30,275
1984 179.7 30,876
1985 180.2 30,962
1986 183.3 31,495
1987 189.2 32,508
1988 192.5 33,075
1989 193.5 33,247
1990 194.1 33,350
1991 192.9 33,144
1992 191.8 32,955
1993 198.2 34,055
1994 194.5 33,419
1995 189.2 32,508
1996 181.1 31,117
1997 173.0 29,725
1998 164.3 28,230
1999 163.1 28,024
2000 156.1 26,821
2001 150.0 25,773
2002 138.0 23,711
2003 131.6 22,612
2004 110.8 19,038
2005 110.4 18,969
2006 106.0 18,213
2007 103.9 17,852
2008 105.5 18,127
2009 102.8 17,663
2010 100.0 17,182
2011 96.0 16,495
2012 93.6 16,082
2013 90.1 15,481
2014 93.1 15,996
     

The next graph shows the changes in the fan heater 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.