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

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Consumer Prices in Portland, OR are 4.6% lower than in Seattle, WA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Portland, OR are 11.0% lower than in Seattle, WA
Rent Prices in Portland, OR are 20.9% lower than in Seattle, WA
Restaurant Prices in Portland, OR are 8.7% lower than in Seattle, WA
Groceries Prices in Portland, OR are 4.3% lower than in Seattle, WA
Local Purchasing Power in Portland, OR is 20.3% lower than in Seattle, WA
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Restaurants
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 18.00 $      -10.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 97.00 $      -3.0 %
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) 6.08 $ 5.23 $      -14.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.14 $ 2.69 $      -14.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 $ 2.11 $      -15.1 %
Markets
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 $ 4.01 $      -11.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.99 $ 3.87 $      -2.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.60 $ 2.44 $      -6.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.59 $ 4.17 $      -9.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.02 $ 6.83 $      -2.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.20 $ 6.11 $      -15.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.20 $ 8.53 $      -7.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.43 $ 2.52 $      +3.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 1.01 $      +7.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.19 $ 2.27 $      +3.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 $ 2.54 $      -5.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.42 $      -6.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.30 $      -14.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.46 $ 2.49 $      +1.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $ 2.47 $      +14.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $ 1.99 $      -23.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 $ 3.46 $      -8.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.50 $ 11.00 $      -4.3 %
Transportation
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.50 $      -9.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.50 $ 100.00 $      +0.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.80 $      -24.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 $ 3.20 $      +9.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 $ 36.00 $      -4.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.02 $ 4.22 $      -16.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $ 29,265.00 $      -16.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,161.54 $ 27,036.56 $      -0.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 245.65 $ 282.80 $      +15.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.04 $ 58.78 $      -11.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.41 $ 71.64 $      +1.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.67 $ 46.58 $      -24.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.50 $ 53.60 $      +32.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 13.00 $      -13.3 %
Childcare
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,982.00 $ 1,683.65 $      -15.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,000.00 $ 19,329.00 $      -35.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.38 $ 63.75 $      -1.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 62.50 $ 58.45 $      -6.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.52 $ 108.50 $      +10.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.30 $ 130.13 $      -14.0 %
Rent Per Month
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,402.71 $ 1,789.80 $      -25.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,882.37 $ 1,541.30 $      -18.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,370.00 $ 3,403.64 $      -22.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,279.00 $ 2,700.00 $      -17.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 859.43 $ 453.07 $      -47.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 506.84 $ 356.86 $      -29.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Seattle, WA Edit Portland, OR Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,571.23 $ 4,663.84 $      -29.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 6.59      +0.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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