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 Cooking Gas Stove in Japan, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of a cooking gas stove monthly.

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

In terms of stove, 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) stove between 1970 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a cooking gas stove (yen)
1970 79.2 22675
1971 87.1 24937
1972 88.0 25194
1973 91.7 26254
1974 133.5 38221
1975 142.3 40740
1976 141.3 40454
1977 140.7 40282
1978 140.4 40197
1979 139.5 39939
1980 142.3 40740
1981 145.3 41599
1982 145.8 41743
1983 146.4 41914
1984 150.0 42945
1985 149.7 42859
1986 148.6 42544
1987 151.2 43289
1988 154.3 44176
1989 159.2 45579
1990 161.5 46237
1991 166.2 47583
1992 175.4 50217
1993 173.4 49644
1994 165.7 47440
1995 159.5 45665
1996 155.6 44548
1997 156.8 44892
1998 159.4 45636
1999 157.5 45092
2000 151.9 43489
2001 146.7 42000
2002 143.4 41055
2003 134.3 38450
2004 128.8 36875
2005 125.2 35845
2006 121.2 34700
2007 119.6 34241
2008 114.6 32810
2009 108.9 31178
2010 100.0 28630
2011 91.0 26053
2012 82.2 23534
2013 79.8 22847
2014 77.5 22188
     

The next graph shows the changes in the stove 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.