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

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 12.37% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 31.03% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 19.54% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 8.64% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 22.48% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.75 $ 15.00 $      -15.49 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.25 $ 7.25 $      -21.62 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 $ 4.13 $      -12.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 2.07 $      -11.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 1.59 $      -20.02 %
Markets
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 $ 3.20 $      -10.55 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.18 $ 2.76 $      -13.08 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.20 $ 1.88 $      -14.46 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.01 $ 2.90 $      -3.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.40 $ 6.16 $      -16.73 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.92 $ 4.88 $      -0.93 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.54 $ 6.64 $      +1.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.15 $      -6.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.80 $      -2.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.02 $ 1.80 $      -10.68 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 $ 2.34 $      -9.09 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.04 $      -4.72 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 $ 1.13 $      -4.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.06 $ 1.75 $      -15.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $ 1.85 $      -13.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $ 2.77 $      +6.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $ 3.76 $      +31.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 7.50 $      -25.00 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.00 $ 100.00 $      +1.01 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 3.50 $      +34.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.60 $      -3.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 40.00 $      +33.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.24 $ 3.08 $      -5.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,026.74 $ 22,403.74 $      -6.75 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.96 $ 186.54 $      -8.99 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.12 $      -4.33 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.05 $ 66.12 $      +1.66 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.97 $ 38.53 $      -44.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.57 $ 19.00 $      -43.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.50 $ 12.00 $      -17.24 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,877.65 $ 1,248.31 $      -33.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,800.00 $ 17,767.88 $      -31.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.10 $ 51.14 $      +0.09 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.47 $ 37.84 $      -12.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.52 $ 84.25 $      -12.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.19 $ 100.32 $      -24.11 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,201.93 $ 1,526.76 $      -30.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,686.29 $ 1,228.74 $      -27.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,894.83 $ 2,671.81 $      -31.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,868.97 $ 1,919.66 $      -33.09 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 712.23 $ 378.58 $      -46.85 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 421.13 $ 239.69 $      -43.08 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA[ Edit ] Portland, OR[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,223.60 $ 3,854.73 $      -38.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.75 3.74      -0.41 %
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