Cost of Living Comparison Between Seattle, WA and Portland, OR 

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 6.6% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Portland, OR are 14.4% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 26.0% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 10.7% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 7.4% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 18.2% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 17.50 $      -12.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 95.00 $      -5.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.16 $ 5.14 $      -16.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.34 $ 2.69 $      -19.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 $ 2.11 $      -17.5 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.71 $ 4.06 $      -13.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.10 $ 3.71 $      -9.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.76 $ 2.14 $      -22.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.65 $ 3.98 $      -14.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.97 $ 6.86 $      -1.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.28 $ 6.10 $      -16.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.75 $ 8.32 $      -14.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.43 $ 2.52 $      +3.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.97 $      -0.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.28 $ 2.31 $      +1.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 $ 2.22 $      -13.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.55 $      +1.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.53 $ 1.27 $      -16.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.48 $ 2.49 $      +0.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.15 $ 2.65 $      +23.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.73 $ 2.11 $      -22.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.72 $ 3.62 $      -2.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 11.00 $      -8.3 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 100.00 $      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.80 $      -24.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.20 $      +6.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 $ 36.00 $      -20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.99 $ 4.23 $      -15.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,828.28 $ 31,000.00 $      -13.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,807.70 $ 26,808.60 $      +0.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 250.97 $ 267.73 $      +6.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 65.68 $ 62.24 $      -5.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.26 $ 74.68 $      +3.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.13 $ 43.00 $      -27.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.00 $ 53.60 $      +30.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 13.88 $      -7.5 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,059.53 $ 1,683.65 $      -18.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,000.00 $ 19,329.00 $      -49.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.48 $ 63.14 $      -7.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 63.48 $ 58.45 $      -7.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 102.96 $ 109.64 $      +6.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 155.27 $ 132.35 $      -14.8 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,466.92 $ 1,811.54 $      -26.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,015.96 $ 1,517.31 $      -24.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,630.42 $ 3,374.17 $      -27.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,522.31 $ 2,641.30 $      -25.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 992.49 $ 453.07 $      -54.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 619.25 $ 356.86 $      -42.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,694.63 $ 4,690.10 $      -29.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.63 6.60      -0.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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