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

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 15.56% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 56.72% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 19.94% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 17.57% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 29.24% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 15.00 $      -11.76 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 7.25 $      -27.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 5.50 $      -38.89 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.66 $ 4.13 $      -11.37 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 $ 2.07 $      -16.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $ 1.59 $      -27.04 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.30 $ 3.20 $      -25.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $ 2.76 $      -19.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.42 $ 1.88 $      -22.08 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.75 $ 2.90 $      -22.59 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.72 $ 6.16 $      -8.26 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.53 $ 4.88 $      -25.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 $ 6.64 $      +1.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.73 $ 2.15 $      -21.22 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.80 $      -6.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.99 $ 1.80 $      -9.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 $ 2.34 $      -20.92 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.04 $      -43.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.13 $      -27.95 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.84 $ 1.75 $      -5.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.89 $ 1.85 $      -2.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.72 $ 2.77 $      +1.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.78 $ 3.76 $      +35.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 7.50 $      -37.50 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.50 $      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.00 $ 100.00 $      +20.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.60 $      -13.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 $ 40.00 $      +21.21 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.80 $ 3.08 $      -18.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,010.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +8.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,725.10 $ 22,403.74 $      +3.12 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.19 $ 186.54 $      +22.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.12 $      -23.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.48 $ 66.12 $      -7.49 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 87.54 $ 38.53 $      -55.99 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00 $ 19.00 $      +5.56 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,277.78 $ 1,248.31 $      -45.20 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,718.13 $ 17,767.88 $      -45.69 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.30 $ 51.14 $      -12.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.90 $ 37.84 $      -11.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.66 $ 84.25 $      -7.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.64 $ 100.32 $      -29.67 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,405.30 $ 1,526.76 $      -55.17 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,737.52 $ 1,228.74 $      -55.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,258.45 $ 2,671.81 $      -57.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,574.00 $ 1,919.66 $      -58.03 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,301.71 $ 378.58 $      -70.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 940.52 $ 239.69 $      -74.51 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,645.95 $ 3,854.73 $      -55.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.70 3.74      +0.96 %
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