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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 Microwave in Japan, 1980-2014

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

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of microwave between 1980 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

In terms of microwave, 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) microwave between 1980 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of microwave (yen)
1980 931.0 1,362,751
1981 968.3 1,417,349
1982 899.0 1,315,911
1983 815.7 1,193,981
1984 800.1 1,171,146
1985 779.0 1,140,261
1986 784.5 1,148,312
1987 768.9 1,125,477
1988 730.7 1,069,562
1989 627.1 917,918
1990 624.0 913,380
1991 630.3 922,602
1992 594.7 870,492
1993 571.6 836,680
1994 552.2 808,283
1995 531.7 778,276
1996 490.2 717,530
1997 445.0 651,369
1998 383.9 561,934
1999 355.1 519,778
2000 320.1 468,546
2001 291.6 426,830
2002 256.7 375,745
2003 220.2 322,318
2004 197.2 288,652
2005 190.1 278,259
2006 167.7 245,471
2007 154.8 226,589
2008 138.2 202,290
2009 120.7 176,675
2010 100.0 146,375
2011 81.4 119,149
2012 61.9 90,606
2013 53.2 77,872
2014 58.4 85,483
     

The next graph shows the changes in the microwave 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=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.