Sapporo (Hokkaido) travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Sapporo (Hokkaido)

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Sapporo (Hokkaido) for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 78 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1773* (177520 ¥)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 3932* (393694 ¥)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 190 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 48 per person

Total budget:

$ 6694* (670138 ¥)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Sapporo (Hokkaido) compared to Japan in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in 2020 is 16% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Sapporo (Hokkaido) in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Sapporo (Hokkaido) by expense type

Restaurant budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 22% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 10.2/person
($ 10.2 to $ 12)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 21 to $ 27)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 6.1 to $ 7)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.1 for 500ml
($ 2.5 to $ 6.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.1 for 330ml
( $ 4.1)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.4/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 5)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 71 to $ 107)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 109/night
($ 70 to $ 171)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 146/night
($ 85 to $ 238)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 235/night
($ 127 to $ 401)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 89/month
($ 67 to $ 120)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 277/month
($ 194 to $ 383)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 182/month
($ 120 to $ 247)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 195/month
($ 122 to $ 322)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 247/month
($ 152 to $ 379)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 10.2)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 32/kg
( $ 32)

156% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
( $ 7.4)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 5/kg
( $ 5)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 6.1/kg
( $ 6.1)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.5/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 5)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3/kg
( $ 3)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 2/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 2.5)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 21/kg
( $ 21)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, the price of transport in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 65% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3/ticket
($ 3 to $ 3.9)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 177/month
($ 152 to $ 204)

115% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3/km
($ 3 to $ 3)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.9
($ 5.6 to $ 6.1)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 32 to $ 158)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, the cost of housing in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 415/month
($ 345 to $ 501)

138% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.5/min.
( $ 0.5)

250% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 57/month
($ 26 to $ 87)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 692/month
($ 612 to $ 758)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1487
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 456/month
( $ 456)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1189
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 910/month
( $ 910)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2412
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 678/month
($ 607 to $ 748)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1890
Gym
Gym
$ 64/month
($ 55 to $ 82)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 294/month
($ 204 to $ 385)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1034

Leisure activity budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 46% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 24/ticket
($ 20 to $ 24)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
( $ 21)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

On average, shopping budget in Sapporo (Hokkaido) is 14% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.1/pack
( $ 4.1)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 72
( $ 72)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 27 to $ 61)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 52
( $ 52)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 72
($ 52 to $ 93)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Sydney → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Sydney → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 862
(fair price: $ 720)
Melbourne → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Melbourne → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Melbourne → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 935
(fair price: $ 805)
Perth → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Perth → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Perth → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1026
(fair price: $ 792)
London → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
London → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
London → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 955
(fair price: $ 783)
Los Angeles → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Los Angeles  → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Los Angeles  → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1016
(fair price: $ 856)
New York City → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
New York City → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
New York City → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1244
(fair price: $ 965)
Toronto (Ontario) → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Toronto (Ontario) → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Toronto (Ontario) → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1740
(fair price: $ 1150)
Manchester → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Manchester → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Manchester → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1094
(fair price: $ 941)
Auckland → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Auckland → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Auckland → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1139
(fair price: $ 823)
Dublin → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Dublin → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Dublin → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1063
(fair price: $ 923)
Montreal → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Montreal → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Montreal → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1498
(fair price: $ 1232)
Edinburgh → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Edinburgh → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Edinburgh → Sapporo (Hokkaido)
$ 1236
(fair price: $ 1044)

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About this information on the cost of living in Sapporo (Hokkaido)

The information about the cost of living in Sapporo (Hokkaido) shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Sapporo (Hokkaido) was updated on 26-05-2020.

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