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 Plumbing Charge in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the cost of plumbing monthly.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Cost of plumbing (yen/m)
1970 7.8 318
1971 9.0 367
1972 10.2 415
1973 13.3 542
1974 21.8 888
1975 25.2 1026
1976 27.6 1124
1977 31.5 1283
1978 33.5 1364
1979 36.0 1466
1980 41.5 1690
1981 44.4 1808
1982 46.0 1874
1983 47.6 1939
1984 48.9 1992
1985 50.4 2053
1986 51.7 2106
1987 52.6 2142
1988 54.0 2199
1989 56.9 2318
1990 59.9 2440
1991 64.7 2635
1992 70.3 2863
1993 76.4 3112
1994 79.9 3254
1995 82.0 3340
1996 85.2 3470
1997 88.8 3617
1998 90.5 3686
1999 91.1 3711
2000 91.5 3727
2001 92.4 3763
2002 92.2 3755
2003 92.7 3776
2004 93.1 3792
2005 93.0 3788
2006 93.1 3792
2007 94.2 3837
2008 97.6 3975
2009 99.2 4040
2010 100.0 4073
2011 101.5 4134
2012 102.4 4171
2013 102.8 4187
2014 107.3 4370
     

The next graph shows the changes in the cost of 1m plumbing 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=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.