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 Potato Chips in Japan, 1980-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors many kinds of food prices monthly. Potato chips are one of the items which the ministry checks those prices.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g potato chips (yen)
1980 64.0 108
1981 68.4 115
1982 69.1 116
1983 68.3 115
1984 69.1 116
1985 69.9 117
1986 67.7 114
1987 67.2 113
1988 66.5 112
1989 67.0 113
1990 76.3 128
1991 80.7 136
1992 80.4 135
1993 79.9 134
1994 79.1 133
1995 78.7 132
1996 78.5 132
1997 78.2 131
1998 77.7 131
1999 82.1 138
2000 82.2 138
2001 82.3 138
2002 82.5 139
2003 84.3 142
2004 88.2 148
2005 88.5 149
2006 88.1 148
2007 93.0 156
2008 95.0 160
2009 103.7 174
2010 100.0 168
2011 97.6 164
2012 93.6 157
2013 92.6 156
2014 93.3 157
     

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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.