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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 Washing Machine in Japan, 1975-2014

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of a washing machine monthly. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of washing machine between 1975 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100.

In terms of washing machines, 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) washing machine between 1975 and 2014.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of a washing machine (yen)
1975 986.3 919,567
1976 962.2 897,098
1977 943.1 879,290
1978 921.6 859,245
1979 920.7 858,405
1980 947.3 883,206
1981 929.0 866,144
1982 905.8 844,514
1983 857.7 799,668
1984 820.4 764,892
1985 829.5 773,376
1986 822.8 767,129
1987 832.8 776,453
1988 788.0 734,684
1989 682.7 636,509
1990 654.5 610,217
1991 635.5 592,502
1992 632.9 590,078
1993 600.1 559,497
1994 563.5 525,374
1995 559.6 521,737
1996 541.1 504,489
1997 518.2 483,139
1998 449.9 419,460
1999 418.0 389,718
2000 383.9 357,925
2001 332.8 310,283
2002 290.6 270,938
2003 244.5 227,957
2004 205.8 191,876
2005 183.5 171,084
2006 165.7 154,489
2007 150.3 140,131
2008 134.5 125,400
2009 117.6 109,643
2010 100.0 93,234
2011 82.5 76,918
2012 73.0 68,061
2013 66.8 62,280
2014 73.1 68,154
     

The next graph shows the changes in the washing machine price from 1975 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.