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 Spinach in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of spinach monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of spinach between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. The price became almost 7 times of the price in 1970.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg spinach (yen)
1970 15.5 132
1971 15.2 130
1972 14.6 125
1973 21.2 181
1974 29.5 252
1975 30.4 259
1976 36.6 312
1977 33.8 288
1978 34.2 292
1979 40.7 347
1980 50.1 427
1981 54.2 462
1982 40.9 349
1983 50.9 434
1984 53.5 456
1985 54 461
1986 47.9 409
1987 47.3 403
1988 62.8 536
1989 54.6 466
1990 73.1 624
1991 89.1 760
1992 68.8 587
1993 71.8 612
1994 78.8 672
1995 70.7 603
1996 75 640
1997 71.9 613
1998 104 887
1999 75.3 642
2000 73.4 626
2001 78.6 670
2002 73.1 624
2003 75.8 647
2004 95.9 818
2005 81.6 696
2006 81.1 692
2007 82.8 706
2008 83.7 714
2009 84 717
2010 100 853
2011 94.8 809
2012 104.1 888
2013 106.7 910
2014 104.6 892

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg spinach 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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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.