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

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 8.86% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Portland, OR are 17.46% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 29.34% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 11.92% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 8.07% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 21.01% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 18.00 $      +5.88 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 7.75 $      -22.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 $ 5.99 $      -7.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.78 $ 4.15 $      -13.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.39 $ 1.94 $      -18.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 $ 1.52 $      -25.04 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.52 $ 3.18 $      -9.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.14 $ 2.70 $      -13.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.95 $      -0.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.84 $ 2.63 $      -7.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.20 $ 6.11 $      -15.15 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.08 $ 4.79 $      -5.71 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.32 $ 6.40 $      +1.16 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 $ 2.06 $      -8.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.79 $      +3.17 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 $ 1.90 $      -3.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.50 $ 2.22 $      -11.13 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.02 $ 0.93 $      -8.36 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 $ 1.14 $      -0.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.03 $ 1.70 $      -16.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 $ 1.97 $      -11.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $ 12.00 $      -7.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.98 $ 3.09 $      +3.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.15 $ 3.68 $      +16.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 7.95 $      -20.55 %
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) 5.00 $ 3.50 $      -30.00 %
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) 3.14 $ 2.92 $      -6.94 %
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) 24,530.75 $ 21,546.24 $      -12.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202.44 $ 192.02 $      -5.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.12 $      +6.06 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.03 $ 66.81 $      +7.71 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.96 $ 37.60 $      -37.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.12 $ 25.30 $      -10.04 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.50 $      -10.71 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,873.59 $ 1,244.11 $      -33.60 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,781.82 $ 15,757.00 $      -41.17 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.25 $ 50.74 $      -4.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.27 $ 36.45 $      -15.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.55 $ 89.21 $      -8.55 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.96 $ 104.43 $      -20.86 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,196.64 $ 1,593.56 $      -27.45 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,711.85 $ 1,286.79 $      -24.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,851.67 $ 2,719.17 $      -29.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,890.38 $ 1,926.45 $      -33.35 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 681.68 $ 401.08 $      -41.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 418.68 $ 240.55 $      -42.54 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,118.67 $ 3,989.39 $      -34.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.47 3.52      +1.44 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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