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 Bean Sprouts in Japan, 1975-2014

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of bean sprouts monthly.

The data below show the changes in the price indexes of bean sprouts between 1975 and 2014, if the price in 2010 is taken as 100. The price is stable for 4 decades.

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Year Index (2010 = 100) Price of 100g bean sprouts (yen)
1975 68.2 108
1976 85 135
1977 92.9 148
1978 91.9 146
1979 89.2 142
1980 94 149
1981 95.4 152
1982 93.6 149
1983 94.1 150
1984 96.2 153
1985 96.1 153
1986 96 153
1987 94.1 150
1988 92.8 148
1989 94.1 150
1990 94.9 151
1991 105.8 168
1992 108.9 173
1993 110.8 176
1994 111.3 177
1995 111.6 177
1996 112.5 179
1997 114.2 182
1998 113.3 180
1999 113.2 180
2000 112.9 180
2001 111.7 178
2002 110.6 176
2003 111.1 177
2004 109.5 174
2005 108.7 173
2006 107.7 171
2007 106 169
2008 108.5 173
2009 104.3 166
2010 100 159
2011 97.6 155
2012 95.8 152
2013 93 148
2014 95.3 152

The next graph shows the changes in 1 kg bean sprouts 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=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.