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Cost of Living in Sapporo | Japan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1385
$3355
🛋️ Without rent
$861
$2541
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$524
$814
🍽️ Food
$485
$1283
🚐 Transport
$243
$639
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1930
🏙️ Population
1.96M

The average cost of living in Sapporo is $1385, which is in the top 32% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2912nd out of 9294 in our global list and 25th out of 907 in Japan.

The median after-tax salary is $1930, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months. Ranked 520th (TOP 6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 81st best city to live in Japan. With an estimated population of 1.96M, Sapporo is the 5th largest city in Japan.

✈️ Closest airport7 kmOkadama Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent8.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank284Hokkaido University
Cost of living in Sapporo infographic

Prices in Sapporo

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.84
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.3
☕ Cappuccino
$4.12
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.2

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$21.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.83
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$11
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.5

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$527
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$350
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$883
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$562
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5928
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3771

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$37.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$68.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$57.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$272
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14234

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