Cost of Living Comparison Between Portland, OR and Phoenix, AZ 

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Consumer Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 16.6% lower than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Phoenix, AZ are 16.3% lower than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 15.8% lower than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 4.9% lower than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 22.5% lower than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Phoenix, AZ is 18.9% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $ 20.00 $      +11.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 97.00 $ 80.00 $      -17.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.50 $      -21.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 6.00 $      -14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.23 $ 5.19 $      -0.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 $ 2.52 $      -6.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.96 $      -6.8 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $ 3.51 $      -12.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.87 $ 3.34 $      -13.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.44 $ 1.85 $      -24.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.17 $ 3.77 $      -9.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.83 $ 4.60 $      -32.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.11 $ 4.37 $      -28.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.53 $ 5.66 $      -33.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.52 $ 2.02 $      -20.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.66 $      -34.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.27 $ 1.78 $      -21.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.54 $ 1.81 $      -28.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.42 $ 1.26 $      -11.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.19 $      -8.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.49 $ 1.82 $      -27.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $ 2.35 $      -5.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.99 $ 2.13 $      +7.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.46 $ 4.58 $      +32.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 9.00 $      -18.2 %
Transportation
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.00 $      -20.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 64.00 $      -36.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 $ 2.75 $      -27.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.20 $ 2.20 $      -31.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $ 36.00 $      +0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $ 4.18 $      -1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,265.00 $ 30,000.00 $      +2.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,036.56 $ 27,195.23 $      +0.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 282.80 $ 233.60 $      -17.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 58.78 $ 69.95 $      +19.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.64 $ 78.27 $      +9.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.58 $ 26.62 $      -42.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 53.60 $ 19.33 $      -63.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 12.75 $      -1.9 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,683.65 $ 983.33 $      -41.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,329.00 $ 10,400.00 $      -46.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 63.75 $ 46.67 $      -26.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58.45 $ 39.44 $      -32.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 108.50 $ 86.67 $      -20.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.13 $ 110.68 $      -14.9 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,789.80 $ 1,605.83 $      -10.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,541.30 $ 1,384.52 $      -10.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,403.64 $ 2,638.05 $      -22.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,700.00 $ 2,320.05 $      -14.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 453.07 $ 319.48 $      -29.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 356.86 $ 268.51 $      -24.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,663.84 $ 4,639.15 $      -0.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.59 6.52      -1.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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