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 Eating Udon at a Noodle Shop, 1970-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of eating out at a restaurant monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of eating udon noodle out at a noodle restaurant between 1970 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a serving of udon noodle (yen)
1970 15.2 92
1971 17.2 104
1972 19.3 116
1973 23.0 138
1974 31.0 187
1975 36.6 220
1976 40.6 244
1977 44.7 269
1978 47.1 284
1979 49.1 296
1980 54.1 326
1981 57.7 347
1982 60.4 364
1983 62.9 379
1984 65.1 392
1985 66.7 402
1986 67.9 409
1987 68.7 414
1988 69.6 419
1989 73.2 441
1990 75.5 455
1991 79.6 479
1992 82.7 498
1993 84.8 510
1994 86.4 520
1995 87.0 524
1996 87.4 526
1997 91.1 548
1998 93.0 560
1999 93.4 562
2000 93.7 564
2001 93.9 565
2002 93.8 565
2003 93.8 565
2004 94.5 569
2005 95.0 572
2006 95.3 574
2007 95.8 577
2008 98.2 591
2009 99.7 600
2010 100.0 602
2011 100.4 604
2012 100.6 606
2013 100.6 606
2014 103.7 624
     

The next graph shows the changes in the price of a bowl of udon noodle 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.