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Cost of Living in Portland, OR, United States

Prices in Portland, OR

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 72.05
Rent Index: 42.32
Groceries Index: 70.48
Restaurants Index: 66.83
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 57.62
Local Purchasing Power: 113.48

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
8.00
12.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
34.00
55.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $
5.00
7.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
2.50
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $
3.50
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.63 $
3.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
1.25
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.21 $
1.00
1.50
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.82 $
0.67
1.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.36 $
2.00
3.86
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.04 $
3.00
5.51
Eggs (12) 2.05 $
1.80
3.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.37 $
5.51
8.82
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.29 $
6.00
8.82
Apples (1kg) 2.96 $
2.65
3.31
Oranges (1kg) 2.38 $
1.76
3.28
Tomato (1kg) 2.48 $
1.52
3.31
Potato (1kg) 1.18 $
0.55
2.18
Lettuce (1 head) 1.43 $
1.00
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $
1.19
2.09
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
8.00
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.40 $
1.99
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.94 $
2.75
5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
5.50
6.50
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
2.50
2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
100.00
100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
2.00
2.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24 $
1.00
1.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $
20.00
30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.02 $
0.96
1.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
19,000.00
26,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 149.49 $
90.00
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
0.08
0.15
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.04 $
40.00
60.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.83 $
30.00
40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.34 $
15.00
15.67
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
10.00
12.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.04 $
35.00
50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.41 $
25.00
48.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 66.90 $
60.00
85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 86.57 $
65.00
120.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,095.49 $
890.00
1,350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 797.59 $
700.00
900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,143.11 $
1,500.00
2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,431.73 $
1,200.00
1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,051.73 $
1,614.59
2,387.82
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,456.90 $
1,291.67
1,614.59
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,793.68 $
2,000.00
3,751.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.88
3.25
4.50

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Last update: September, 2014

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17 Comments so far

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#Odyssey on Jul 31, 2014 :
Portland OR is the new creative hub for Internet content creators, software developers, hit music songwriters, recorded music producers, artists, audio drama producers, comic book and e-book creators, quirky retail shops, coffee culture, pop-up cafes.. Portland provides a civilised way of life at an affordable cost..
#Jesus on Jul 31, 2014 :
I moved there at start of 2013 after 12 years in NYC and 5 in SF. So far, i LOVED it here. As for rent, I actually owe several rentals .. and rents seem reasonable to people diff professions unlike NY and SF. 2 bedrooms on SE 39th and SE Gladstone rent for just under 1k, 3 bedrooms on N Williams near Tasty and Son for $1400/month, 1 bedroom in Dekum for $800, 2 bedroom in Dekum for $1250, 1 bedroom in St Johns for $775.
#Anonymous on Jul 23, 2014 :
Anyone moving to Portland: please consider giving something back for the beauty you'll enjoy by volunteering for at least one day with Ivy League. Ivy is killing our forests. Please help, if you move here, by volunteering to get rid of English Ivy (or by doing some other meaningful thing for our / your new community). Get involved... thank you.
#Tebo on May 06, 2014 :
this is stupid... liters, meters???? WHAT
#CoCo The Baboon on Apr 19, 2014 :
Actually Portland OR is "The Place" to relocate to. The art, music and writing community are shifting from Los Angeles California
to Portland OR because California has become too expensive and too crowded.

Portland OR the rents are low, house prices are better than in CA and you can still continue to run your creative enterprise
and reach the world via the Internet without any problems.

The climate is perfect for those who prefer the cooler/milder weather and for those who love the greenery of lush green grass,
forests, gardens and scenic drives. Great place for the self employed and the adventurous.
#Anonymous on Mar 31, 2014 :
I know few people here in Portland who have a disposal income of $2848 mo, as stated in your statistics. Minimum wage remains low at $9+ hr, with high taxes. Most people, particularly young and old singles, are struggling, with many living 2-3 to an apartment.
#Anonymous on Mar 31, 2014 :
Portland rents are rising quickly. It is unlikely to find a 1 bdrm apt in the downtown core, meaning close-in ne, se, sw, or nw, for less than $1000 right now. Many studios - 450 sq ft or so - are now renting for 900-1000 mo. In the outlying areas there are still rents to be had for 550-800, but then youre dealing with the traffic nightmare if you work regular 9-5 hours.
#taylor on Jan 23, 2014 :
at the anonymous commenter: I am pretty sure they are talking about Boise, Portland, Oregon which is one of the neighborhoods in Portland.
#Hamed Alghamdi on Jan 05, 2014 :
Hi it's bad idea to travel in this bad please I mean it's for jobs and student and employees because it's not expansive and the transportation is very nice in the city but if you want to hangout to travel there is no place to go better to site at your apartment.
#Sandra Brown on Nov 17, 2013 :
Please give comparison for rent, utilities and CPI. Also does Oregon have state tax on Social Security income?
#Mladen Adamovic on Dec 06, 2012 :
I'll push update to allow user to see results in Imperial measurements.
#Michele on Dec 05, 2012 :
Hi,

Love this website, but rather confused. Why are you showing measurements in metric when the US is using (thankfully) Imperial measurements?
#mike on Sep 18, 2012 :
One of my entries was flagged. I believe the rent one and the one about a meal for two. i thought the meal for two was one so double that figure. and the rent one is what I pay
#frank on Sep 18, 2012 :
I live in a 600sqft apartment 1 bedroom right outside of downtown and i pay 700 utilities included. There ar eplenty of income restricted apartments to be had for 500 or so for a one bedroom if you make less than like 30k a year. There are plenty of studios and one bedrooms to be dhad between 500-800 in favorable areas you just have to do the footwork. You rarely find the adds online your best bet is to go to the neighborhoods adjacent to downtown and call the numbers on the sides ofthe apartment building.
#Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 :
How can you possibly say Boise is more expensive than Portland? You really got your statistics wrong by a long shot. For $1500 I can have a palace in Boise, whereas in Portland I would be getting a small house or an apartment. The cost of living is much higher in Oregon than Idaho. Portland's prices are getting closer and closer to Seattle's. Almost any apartment in downtown Portland now that is a 1 bedrooms is over $1000/mo. The Pearl district is very expensive and many 1 bedrooms will go for even $1500.00/mo. 2000sq ft houses in the Hawthorne and Irvington districts are selling for over $800,000.

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