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 Lettuce in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of lettuce monthly.

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

 

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg lettuce (yen)
1970 42.6 225
1971 36.1 190
1972 39.9 210
1973 45.3 239
1974 58.6 309
1975 51.8 273
1976 71.3 376
1977 67.3 355
1978 64.3 339
1979 66.8 352
1980 92.8 489
1981 93.9 495
1982 74 390
1983 85.4 450
1984 77.9 411
1985 90.2 475
1986 79.3 418
1987 77.5 408
1988 100.2 528
1989 80.8 426
1990 106.1 559
1991 123.5 651
1992 78.6 414
1993 114.6 604
1994 103.3 544
1995 91.8 484
1996 91.4 482
1997 92 485
1998 131 690
1999 88.5 466
2000 91.6 483
2001 94.1 496
2002 83.6 441
2003 90.4 476
2004 105.3 555
2005 81.2 428
2006 86 453
2007 91.2 481
2008 85 448
2009 85.1 448
2010 100 527
2011 91.4 482
2012 95.5 503
2013 100.6 530
2014 96.1 685

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg lettuce 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.