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 Miso (Fermented Bean Paste) in Japan, 1970-2014

Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and fungi. Japanese people who live with the traditional way eat miso almost every day. 

Japanese government monitors the price of miso every month.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 750g miso (yen)
1970 36.9 123
1971 41.1 137
1972 42.2 141
1973 55.1 183
1974 70.3 234
1975 70.2 234
1976 73.1 243
1977 76.3 254
1978 80.6 268
1979 80.6 268
1980 84.2 280
1981 92.2 307
1982 92.3 307
1983 92.1 307
1984 92.2 307
1985 96.9 323
1986 97.3 324
1987 96.8 322
1988 96.3 321
1989 97.8 326
1990 99.9 333
1991 110.5 368
1992 111.1 370
1993 110.3 367
1994 109.0 363
1995 107.8 359
1996 107.1 357
1997 108.1 360
1998 107.6 358
1999 106.4 354
2000 104.2 347
2001 101.9 339
2002 99.8 332
2003 98.9 329
2004 98.1 327
2005 96.2 320
2006 94.5 315
2007 94.3 314
2008 100.3 334
2009 102.0 340
2010 100.0 333
2011 99.5 331
2012 98.3 327
2013 96.3 321
2014 97.2 324
     

The next data show the changes in 750g miso 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.