Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR 

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 12.9% lower than in San Francisco, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Portland, OR are 26.5% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 43.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 17.2% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 16.8% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 17.4% lower than in San Francisco, CA
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Restaurants
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 17.00 $      -32.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 95.00 $      -5.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.50 $ 5.17 $      -5.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 $ 2.69 $      -2.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $ 2.08 $      -9.2 %
Markets
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.91 $ 4.05 $      -31.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.29 $ 3.70 $      -13.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.14 $      -27.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.15 $ 3.93 $      -23.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.34 $ 6.91 $      -26.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.46 $ 6.10 $      -18.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.03 $ 8.32 $      -7.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.02 $ 2.52 $      -16.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.47 $ 0.97 $      -33.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 2.31 $      -2.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.39 $ 2.22 $      -34.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.55 $      -14.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.51 $ 1.27 $      -16.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.97 $ 2.55 $      -14.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 $ 2.65 $      +13.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.75 $ 15.00 $      -15.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $ 2.11 $      -6.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 $ 3.62 $      +27.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 11.00 $      -15.4 %
Transportation
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.88 $ 2.50 $      -13.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.00 $ 100.00 $      +2.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.80 $      -5.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.20 $      -8.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 47.00 $ 36.00 $      -23.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.14 $ 4.25 $      -17.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 $ 31,000.00 $      -3.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,336.48 $ 26,867.40 $      -1.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 254.02 $ 267.73 $      +5.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 52.11 $ 59.29 $      +13.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.64 $ 73.73 $      +12.3 %
Sports And Leisure
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.73 $ 43.50 $      -62.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.50 $ 53.60 $      +102.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 13.88 $      -18.4 %
Childcare
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 $ 1,683.65 $      -36.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,333.33 $ 19,329.00 $      -38.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.57 $ 63.14 $      +2.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.00 $ 58.56 $      +24.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.38 $ 109.64 $      +2.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.32 $ 132.35 $      -0.7 %
Rent Per Month
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,186.85 $ 1,812.00 $      -43.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,684.62 $ 1,510.00 $      -43.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,769.35 $ 3,403.20 $      -41.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,852.38 $ 2,635.42 $      -45.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,154.99 $ 453.07 $      -60.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,040.55 $ 356.86 $      -65.7 %
Salaries And Financing
San Francisco, CA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,734.17 $ 4,690.10 $      -39.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 6.62      +0.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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