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 Watermelon in Japan, 1970-2014

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

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

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 1kg watermelons (yen)
1970 29.6 101
1971 29.7 102
1972 29.7 102
1973 35.5 121
1974 46.1 158
1975 45.7 156
1976 53.5 183
1977 52.2 179
1978 58 198
1979 60.3 206
1980 55.5 190
1981 73.2 250
1982 58.9 201
1983 70.1 240
1984 78.5 268
1985 77 263
1986 74.9 256
1987 69.7 238
1988 74 253
1989 82.4 282
1990 97 332
1991 106.6 365
1992 98 335
1993 92.6 317
1994 102.7 351
1995 104.2 356
1996 101.7 348
1997 96.2 329
1998 97.6 334
1999 93.3 319
2000 85.7 293
2001 87.1 298
2002 82.7 283
2003 85.7 293
2004 89.8 307
2005 86.5 296
2006 97.1 332
2007 93.8 321
2008 96.1 329
2009 89.6 306
2010 100 342
2011 104.4 357
2012 98.8 338
2013 100.2 343
2014 103.4 354

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg watermelons 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.