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 Soup in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese government monitors the price of instant soup every month.

味の素 クノール カップスープ コーンクリーム 8袋入 140.8g×6個

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 140.8g instant soup (yen)
1970 40.2 120
1971 42.2 126
1972 42.8 128
1973 43.4 129
1974 51.7 154
1975 55.6 166
1976 58.5 174
1977 62.7 187
1978 64.5 192
1979 64.5 192
1980 67.1 200
1981 71.6 213
1982 71.7 214
1983 77.3 230
1984 95.1 283
1985 95.1 283
1986 94.9 283
1987 95.1 283
1988 95.0 283
1989 97.4 290
1990 98.2 293
1991 98.4 293
1992 98.3 293
1993 98.3 293
1994 97.3 290
1995 97.1 289
1996 96.0 286
1997 97.4 290
1998 98.9 295
1999 98.9 295
2000 96.3 287
2001 95.8 285
2002 92.7 276
2003 82.8 247
2004 81.7 243
2005 81.3 242
2006 80.1 239
2007 79.9 238
2008 79.9 238
2009 85.5 255
2010 100.0 298
2011 99.3 296
2012 102.3 305
2013 105.3 314
2014 106.9 319
     

The next data show the changes in 140.8g instant soup 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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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.