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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 Electric Rice-cooker in Japan, 1970-2014

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of a rice-cooker monthly.

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

In terms of rice-cooker, 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) rice-cooker between 1970 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a rice-cooker (yen)
1970 196.9 75,682
1971 197.3 75,836
1972 198.0 76,105
1973 203.9 78,373
1974 329.3 126,573
1975 344.4 132,377
1976 342.6 131,685
1977 342.2 131,531
1978 349.2 134,222
1979 357.0 137,220
1980 359.2 138,066
1981 371.4 142,755
1982 378.4 145,446
1983 386.9 148,713
1984 378.4 145,446
1985 368.8 141,756
1986 371.0 142,601
1987 364.4 140,064
1988 352.2 135,375
1989 352.2 135,375
1990 344.1 132,262
1991 326.2 125,381
1992 304.9 117,194
1993 291.8 112,159
1994 278.7 107,124
1995 267.0 102,627
1996 243.5 93,594
1997 219.7 84,446
1998 217.1 83,447
1999 202.7 77,912
2000 179.7 69,071
2001 167.8 64,497
2002 154.9 59,539
2003 144.8 55,657
2004 134.9 51,852
2005 129.2 49,661
2006 125.2 48,123
2007 120.0 46,124
2008 118.2 45,433
2009 112.9 43,395
2010 100.0 38,437
2011 86.5 33,248
2012 78.7 30,250
2013 68.9 26,483
2014 74.9 28,789

The next graph shows the changes in the rice-cooker 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=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.