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

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 14.12% higher than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 44.99% higher than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 24.29% higher than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 9.46% higher than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 28.17% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 17.75 $      +18.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.25 $ 9.25 $      +27.59 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 $ 7.00 $      +27.27 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 7.00 $      +27.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.13 $ 4.70 $      +13.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.07 $ 2.34 $      +13.39 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 $ 1.98 $      +25.02 %
Markets
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.20 $ 3.57 $      +11.79 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.76 $ 3.18 $      +15.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $ 2.20 $      +16.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.90 $ 3.01 $      +3.87 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.16 $ 7.40 $      +20.10 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.88 $ 4.92 $      +0.94 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $ 6.54 $      -1.57 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 $ 2.29 $      +6.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.82 $      +2.67 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $ 2.02 $      +11.96 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 $ 2.57 $      +10.00 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 1.10 $      +4.95 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 $ 1.19 $      +5.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 $ 2.06 $      +17.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $ 2.13 $      +15.03 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $ 2.60 $      -6.16 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 $ 2.87 $      -23.74 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.33 %
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 $ 2.60 $      -25.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.70 $      +3.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 $ 30.00 $      -25.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.08 $ 3.24 $      +5.36 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $      0.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,403.74 $ 24,026.74 $      +7.24 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 186.54 $ 204.96 $      +9.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.12 $      +4.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.12 $ 65.05 $      -1.63 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.53 $ 69.97 $      +81.62 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.00 $ 33.57 $      +76.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 14.50 $      +20.83 %
Childcare
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,248.31 $ 1,877.65 $      +50.42 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,767.88 $ 25,800.00 $      +45.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.14 $ 51.10 $      -0.09 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.84 $ 43.47 $      +14.88 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.25 $ 96.52 $      +14.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.32 $ 132.19 $      +31.77 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,526.76 $ 2,201.93 $      +44.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,228.74 $ 1,686.29 $      +37.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,671.81 $ 3,894.83 $      +45.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,919.66 $ 2,868.97 $      +49.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 378.58 $ 712.23 $      +88.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 239.69 $ 421.13 $      +75.70 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR[ Edit ] Seattle, WA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,879.54 $ 6,223.60 $      +60.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.74 3.75      +0.41 %
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