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

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.9% higher than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 20.7% higher than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 35.9% higher than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 26.6% higher than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 7.6% higher than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 11.3% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 22.00 $      +29.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 100.00 $      +33.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 12.00 $      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.17 $ 5.62 $      +8.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $ 2.51 $      +0.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 $ 2.00 $      -3.5 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.64 $ 4.31 $      +18.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.31 $ 3.82 $      +15.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.48 $ 2.45 $      -1.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.95 $ 3.71 $      -6.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.73 $ 7.44 $      +10.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.74 $ 6.66 $      +16.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.01 $ 8.37 $      +4.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.56 $ 2.69 $      +4.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.86 $ 1.14 $      +33.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.47 $ 2.36 $      -4.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.71 $ 2.93 $      +8.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.07 $ 1.45 $      +35.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.07 $ 1.50 $      +40.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.30 $ 2.45 $      +6.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $ 2.03 $      -7.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 3.27 $      +28.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.37 $ 3.27 $      -3.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.75 $ 11.00 $      +2.3 %
Transportation
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 100.00 $      0.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 5.00 $      +42.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.85 $      +14.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 38.00 $ 30.00 $      -21.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.75 $ 5.05 $      +6.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 26,000.00 $      -7.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,250.00 $ 25,327.67 $      -3.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 213.39 $ 249.59 $      +17.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.28 $      +80.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.59 $ 74.60 $      +2.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.60 $ 63.31 $      +2.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 $ 32.75 $      +31.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.75 $ 15.00 $      +17.6 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,521.88 $ 1,648.88 $      +8.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,285.71 $ 28,000.00 $      +53.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.42 $ 64.69 $      -2.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.95 $ 54.08 $      +10.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.43 $ 100.56 $      -2.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.19 $ 131.70 $      +1.9 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,783.23 $ 2,450.13 $      +37.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,434.22 $ 1,949.73 $      +35.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,245.86 $ 4,501.41 $      +38.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,529.91 $ 3,322.81 $      +31.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 498.00 $ 738.32 $      +48.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 351.36 $ 495.59 $      +41.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,601.70 $ 6,183.36 $      +34.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.31 5.45      +2.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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