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

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Consumer Prices in Vancouver, WA are 13.39% lower than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vancouver, WA are 12.89% lower than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in Vancouver, WA are 12.02% lower than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Vancouver, WA are 9.83% lower than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Vancouver, WA are 17.18% lower than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Vancouver, WA is 9.03% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.25 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67.00 $ 55.00 $      -17.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 5.00 $      -16.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 5.75 $      -4.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.24 $ 4.67 $      +10.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $ 1.78 $      -8.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.64 $ 1.23 $      -25.08 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.11 $ 3.07 $      -1.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.67 $ 2.20 $      -17.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.21 $      -37.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.66 $ 2.46 $      -7.56 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.66 $ 6.12 $      +8.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.08 $ 4.50 $      -11.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.81 $ 5.69 $      -16.36 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.18 $ 1.12 $      -48.47 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.63 $      -21.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.98 $ 1.74 $      -11.87 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.26 $ 1.49 $      -34.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.67 $      -25.05 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $ 0.79 $      -27.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.72 $ 1.66 $      -3.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.05 $ 0.95 $      -53.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.20 $ 2.37 $      -26.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.79 $ 4.00 $      +5.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 8.99 $      +12.38 %
Transportation
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.50 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $ 81.00 $      -19.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.25 $      -7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.60 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 $ 40.00 $      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.10 $ 2.95 $      -4.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $ 20,000.00 $      -18.37 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,455.38 $ 22,648.20 $      +5.56 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195.04 $ 175.60 $      -9.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.15 $      +32.35 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.71 $ 55.62 $      -17.85 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.19 $ 35.62 $      -11.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.42 $ 19.25 $      -17.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 12.50 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,298.39 $ 1,250.00 $      -3.73 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,873.46 $ 13,475.00 $      -15.11 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.22 $ 45.50 $      -14.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.26 $ 34.14 $      -3.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.41 $ 85.71 $      -10.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.45 $ 92.71 $      -12.08 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,605.76 $ 1,418.75 $      -11.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,269.80 $ 1,142.86 $      -10.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,811.43 $ 2,414.29 $      -14.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,940.57 $ 1,735.00 $      -10.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 413.63 $ 396.51 $      -4.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 243.31 $ 207.70 $      -14.64 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit Vancouver, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,034.84 $ 3,832.00 $      -5.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.46 4.33      +25.05 %
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