What is the average rent in Sapporo?

The average rent for the city of Sapporo is ¥56,841 ($499 USD).

However, average rent varies widely by the size and location of the property, among many other factors.

Average rent in Sapporo by room layout

Sapporo 1R 1K・1DK 1LDK・2K・2DK 2LDK・3K・3DK 3LDK・4K・4DK 4LDK〜
Average rent in JPY ¥28,711 ¥34,800 ¥45,420 ¥54,260 ¥70,410 ¥104,140
Average rent in USD $261 $316 $413 $493 $640 $947

Main factors affecting how rent is set

There are many factors that affect average rent. Even units in the same building can have different rent, depending on some of the main factors below.

  • Size and layout
  • Distance from nearest station (measured by number of minutes to walk to station)
  • Year built
  • Construction material (wood, reinforced concrete, steel-reinforced concrete, steel frame)
  • Floor number (the higher the floor, the higher the rent. First-floor apartments are on average less expensive)
  • Corner unit (corner units have higher average rent than middle units on the same floor)
  • Direction facing (south-facing apartments on average have higher rent)
  • Amenities
    • Examples include pre-installed A/C unit, auto lock, on-site building manager, garbage room, whether is a balcony and size of balcony, availability of on-site parking, availability of earthquake resistant construction. For very high-end apartments, amenities can include on-site gym, bilingual concierge service, party room, communal observation deck, city views from high floors, and much more.
  • Long-term rental apartments in Japan, as a rule, do not come furnished. So the cost of furniture and appliances should also be factored in when you are budgeting your housing costs.

Sapporo – By Average Monthly Rent and Layout

Apartment layouts in Japan are described by the number of rooms + the living/dining/kitchen area, if any.

In the charts below:

  • 1R = 1 Room: One room studio apartment. Usually between 13-sqm and 20-sqm in size.
  • 1K = K stands for kitchen. One-room studio apartment with a kitchen that is usually separated from the other room by a wall. Usually between 13-sqm and 25-sqm of floor space.
  • 1DK = D stands for dining, K stands for kitchen. Two-room apartment with a kitchen and dining space that is separated from the other room. Usually between 25-sqm and 30-sqm of floor space.
  • 1LDK = L stands for living, D stands for dining, K stands for kitchen. One-bedroom apartment with a living/dining room and a kitchen separate from the living/dining area. Usually between 23-sqm and 35-sqm of floor space.
  • 2LDK = Two-bedroom apartment with a living/dining room and a kitchen separate from the living/dining area. Usually between 40-sqm and 80-sqm of floor space but can be bigger in the case of higher-end apartments.
  • 3LDK = Three-bedroom apartment with a living/dining room and a kitchen separate from the living/dining area. Usually at least 70-sqm of living space but can be bigger in the case of higher-end apartments.
  • 4LDK = Four-bedroom apartment with a living/dining room and a kitchen separate from the living/dining area from the living/dining area.

AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT IN SAPPORO BY WARD AND BY LAYOUT IN JPY

Source: National Association of Real Estate Transaction Associations (全国宅地建物取業協会連合会), October 2021 Data

Please click on the ward name to see properties currently available for rent in this ward.

Ward 1R 1K・1DK 1LDK・2K・2DK 2LDK・3K・3DK 3LDK・4K・4DK 4LDK〜
Atsubetsu 27,200 36,100 45,100 57,400 60,300 110,000
Chuo 30,900 35,600 53,000 68,600 104,000 124,400
Higashi 24,400 32,500 45,100 54,400 63,400 95,000
Kita 30,000 36,300 48,800 56,500 86,800 82,500
Kiyota N/A 36,300 40,600 47,600 59,000 150,000
Minami 24,700 30,200 40,700 48,200 58,000 83,600
Nishi 27,700 35,800 45,000 53,400 83,100 114,500
Shiroishi 29,100 34,200 45,500 52,600 62,300 83,000
Teine 33,900 37,000 43,300 49,300 59,600 100,000
Toyohira 30,500 34,000 47,100 54,600 67,600 98,400

Bilingual Real Estate Agents & Property Managers in Sapporo

If you need assistance renting an apartment in Sapporo:

If you need assistance buying or selling property in Sapporo:

If you are looking to buy or sell property in Hokkaido, these agents and property managers may be able to assist you:

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National Association of Real Estate Transaction Associations (全国宅地建物取業協会連合会), October 2021


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