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 Soy Sauce in Japan, 1970-2014

Japanese government monitors the price of soy sauce every month.

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1L soy sauce (yen)
1970 41.3 110
1971 44.9 120
1972 45.1 120
1973 54.3 145
1974 72.2 193
1975 73.4 196
1976 73.6 197
1977 80.3 214
1978 81.1 217
1979 81.1 217
1980 90.0 240
1981 93.2 249
1982 93.2 249
1983 92.9 248
1984 92.9 248
1985 92.4 247
1986 92.1 246
1987 91.9 245
1988 91.8 245
1989 92.6 247
1990 95.2 254
1991 104.5 279
1992 104.7 280
1993 104.4 279
1994 104.8 280
1995 103.8 277
1996 102.9 275
1997 104.3 278
1998 104.1 278
1999 103.9 277
2000 102.3 273
2001 100.7 269
2002 100.1 267
2003 99.0 264
2004 97.7 261
2005 96.8 258
2006 95.3 254
2007 93.9 251
2008 100.6 269
2009 102.2 273
2010 100.0 267
2011 97.8 261
2012 96.6 258
2013 95.8 256
2014 97.3 260
     

The next data show the changes in 1L soy sauce 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.