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 Octopus in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese people eat octopus commonly. Those are common sushi toppings.

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications researches the price of octopus every month. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of octopus between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 2010. The price is on a rising trend.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g octopus (yen)
1970 26.7 64
1971 34.1 81
1972 34.5 82
1973 36.9 88
1974 44.8 107
1975 54 129
1976 64 153
1977 68 163
1978 67.8 162
1979 79.2 189
1980 106.9 255
1981 93.1 223
1982 84.7 202
1983 86.8 207
1984 87.1 208
1985 87.6 209
1986 93.6 224
1987 91.4 218
1988 91.8 219
1989 94.8 227
1990 97.9 234
1991 103.8 248
1992 104 249
1993 99.8 239
1994 95.4 228
1995 95.7 229
1996 104.3 249
1997 112.4 269
1998 110.6 264
1999 106.1 254
2000 96.8 231
2001 94.2 225
2002 98.7 236
2003 104 249
2004 104.1 249
2005 104.8 250
2006 106.2 254
2007 110.4 264
2008 117.3 280
2009 105.6 252
2010 100 239
2011 110.7 265
2012 123.4 295
2013 108.8 260
2014 121.1 289

The next figure shows the changes in 100g octopus 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.