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

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Consumer Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.92% higher than in Portland, OR (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seattle, WA are 23.17% higher than in Portland, OR
Rent Prices in Seattle, WA are 43.34% higher than in Portland, OR
Restaurant Prices in Seattle, WA are 14.35% higher than in Portland, OR
Groceries Prices in Seattle, WA are 11.46% higher than in Portland, OR
Local Purchasing Power in Seattle, WA is 29.82% higher than in Portland, OR
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Restaurants
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 $ 17.00 $      -5.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 10.00 $      +33.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.75 $ 7.00 $      +21.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 7.00 $      +27.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.09 $ 4.70 $      +15.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $ 2.47 $      +20.49 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $ 2.10 $      +36.45 %
Markets
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.15 $ 3.52 $      +11.71 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 $ 3.08 $      +14.74 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.04 $ 2.07 $      +1.64 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.70 $ 2.95 $      +9.29 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.23 $ 7.52 $      +20.74 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.73 $ 5.07 $      +7.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.36 $ 6.84 $      +7.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 $ 2.30 $      +8.38 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.79 $      +1.30 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 $ 1.99 $      +9.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.28 $ 2.49 $      +9.45 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.99 $ 1.04 $      +5.58 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.26 $ 1.18 $      -6.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $ 2.05 $      +16.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $ 2.16 $      +16.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 15.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.94 $ 2.77 $      -5.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.37 $ 2.90 $      -13.94 %
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 $ 3.50 $      0.00 %
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) 2.91 $ 3.07 $      +5.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,500.00 $ 24,000.00 $      -2.04 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,071.44 $ 23,838.81 $      +13.13 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188.06 $ 203.37 $      +8.14 %
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) 65.62 $ 63.20 $      -3.69 %
Sports And Leisure
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.20 $ 62.90 $      +73.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.33 $ 32.14 $      +26.88 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 13.50 $      +12.50 %
Childcare
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,261.50 $ 1,946.32 $      +54.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,739.64 $ 25,960.00 $      +55.08 %
Clothing And Shoes
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.54 $ 53.07 $      +5.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.19 $ 44.31 $      +22.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.86 $ 98.23 $      +10.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.19 $ 134.59 $      +35.69 %
Rent Per Month
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,544.87 $ 2,166.01 $      +40.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,260.22 $ 1,693.02 $      +34.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,704.63 $ 3,894.83 $      +44.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,913.70 $ 2,887.04 $      +50.86 %
Buy Apartment Price
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 392.80 $ 679.43 $      +72.97 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 237.58 $ 421.67 $      +77.48 %
Salaries And Financing
Portland, OR Edit Seattle, WA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,814.93 $ 6,100.00 $      +59.90 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.59 3.47      -3.41 %
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