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

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 10.1% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Portland, OR are 16.9% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 26.7% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 18.8% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 7.0% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 8.9% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.00 $ 18.00 $      -18.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.25 $ 9.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.55 $ 5.28 $      -4.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 2.46 $      -3.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $ 2.04 $      +3.2 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.37 $ 3.63 $      -17.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.82 $ 3.31 $      -13.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.45 $ 2.48 $      +1.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.64 $ 3.95 $      +8.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.41 $ 6.73 $      -9.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.66 $ 5.74 $      -13.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.37 $ 8.01 $      -4.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.69 $ 2.56 $      -4.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.14 $ 0.86 $      -25.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.36 $ 2.47 $      +4.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.71 $      -7.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.07 $      -26.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.07 $      -29.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.48 $ 2.30 $      -7.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $ 2.19 $      +7.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 14.00 $      -6.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.27 $ 2.55 $      -22.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 $ 3.37 $      +3.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 10.75 $      -2.3 %
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 $ 3.50 $      -30.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $ 2.50 $      -12.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 38.00 $      +26.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.08 $ 4.75 $      -6.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $      +7.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,327.67 $ 26,250.00 $      +3.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 249.59 $ 216.80 $      -13.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 $ 0.16 $      -44.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.60 $ 73.15 $      -2.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.20 $ 61.60 $      -4.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.75 $ 25.00 $      -23.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 12.75 $      -15.0 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,648.88 $ 1,521.88 $      -7.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,000.00 $ 18,285.71 $      -34.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.69 $ 66.42 $      +2.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.08 $ 48.95 $      -9.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100.56 $ 103.43 $      +2.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.70 $ 129.19 $      -1.9 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,460.13 $ 1,776.23 $      -27.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,962.22 $ 1,438.55 $      -26.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,501.41 $ 3,245.86 $      -27.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,337.90 $ 2,529.91 $      -24.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 725.86 $ 498.00 $      -31.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 489.76 $ 351.36 $      -28.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,081.65 $ 4,601.70 $      -24.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.45 5.31      -2.6 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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