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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR 

You would need around 3,787.48$ in Portland, OR to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,200.00$ in San Francisco, CA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 20.81% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Portland, OR are 38.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 57.59% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 23.51% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 32.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 8.39% higher than in San Francisco, CA

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  San Francisco, CA  Portland, OR      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     10.00 $      -16.67 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $     45.00 $      -35.71 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     6.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.00 $      -40.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.00 $      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 $     3.61 $      -4.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 $     1.62 $      -14.86 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.23 $      -24.12 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.12 $     0.88 $      -21.73 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.24 $     2.28 $      -46.11 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.75 $     3.80 $      -20.01 %
Eggs (12) 3.72 $     2.07 $      -44.25 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.49 $     7.71 $      -46.78 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.78 $     7.75 $      -28.08 %
Apples (1kg) 4.33 $     2.81 $      -35.06 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.38 $     2.49 $      -26.24 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.71 $     2.49 $      -47.10 %
Potato (1kg) 3.03 $     1.38 $      -54.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $     1.35 $      -28.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.08 $     1.70 $      -18.12 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     11.00 $      -8.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     2.24 $      -0.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.94 $     3.82 $      +30.04 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     6.00 $      -14.29 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     2.50 $      +25.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     100.00 $      +42.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $     2.50 $      -33.33 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.79 $     1.24 $      -30.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.50 $     20.00 $      -29.82 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.06 $     1.03 $      -2.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,547.50 $     22,000.00 $      +18.61 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 87.75 $     152.48 $      +73.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.08 $      -36.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.64 $     49.35 $      +10.57 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.58 $     38.28 $      -34.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 $     15.67 $      -37.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     10.00 $      -16.67 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.23 $     40.11 $      -23.19 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.75 $     38.98 $      -20.03 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 68.70 $     65.45 $      -4.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 86.67 $     87.12 $      +0.52 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,621.03 $     1,026.21 $      -60.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,823.76 $     767.59 $      -57.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,470.59 $     2,054.81 $      -54.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,253.12 $     1,311.98 $      -59.67 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,149.32 $     2,451.52 $      -73.21 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,996.54 $     1,443.44 $      -79.37 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,301.25 $     2,848.11 $      -33.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.05     3.80      -6.20 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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