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

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 12.13% higher than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 19.25% higher than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 31.56% higher than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 17.68% higher than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 12.52% higher than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 31.60% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.50 $ 18.00 $      +16.13 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67.00 $ 80.00 $      +19.40 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 10.23 $      +27.88 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 6.00 $      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 7.00 $      +16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.25 $ 5.02 $      +18.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $ 2.38 $      +17.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $ 2.06 $      +19.54 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.13 $ 3.68 $      +17.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 $ 3.11 $      +15.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $ 2.05 $      +8.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.59 $ 3.10 $      +19.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 $ 7.21 $      +25.99 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.19 $ 5.45 $      +5.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.52 $ 6.52 $      +0.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 $ 2.31 $      +7.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.83 $      +7.95 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.94 $ 2.10 $      +8.48 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.13 $ 2.67 $      +25.79 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 $ 1.07 $      +32.86 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.05 $ 1.18 $      +12.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $ 2.11 $      +33.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 2.18 $      +10.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 14.50 $      +20.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.08 $ 3.12 $      +1.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.61 $ 3.25 $      -10.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.65 $ 10.00 $      +15.61 %
Transportation
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 99.00 $      -1.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 4.25 $      +21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.70 $      +3.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 30.00 $      -14.29 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.18 $ 3.49 $      +9.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,885.73 $ 24,624.41 $      +17.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 201.56 $ 207.42 $      +2.90 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.13 $      +13.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.19 $ 60.78 $      -9.54 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.19 $ 56.23 $      +39.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.18 $ 33.14 $      +37.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 14.00 $      +12.00 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,224.61 $ 1,868.04 $      +52.54 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,635.83 $ 26,327.27 $      +68.38 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.53 $ 52.00 $      -1.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.73 $ 42.38 $      +25.67 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.76 $ 93.09 $      -1.76 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.88 $ 116.50 $      +10.03 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,669.99 $ 2,047.13 $      +22.58 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,309.75 $ 1,542.16 $      +17.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,798.83 $ 3,783.82 $      +35.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,989.00 $ 2,846.20 $      +43.10 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 430.13 $ 677.49 $      +57.51 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 247.07 $ 432.84 $      +75.19 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,029.69 $ 6,324.16 $      +56.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.51 3.30      -5.98 %
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