Portland, OR Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
126
Portland's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
77 out of 98
In Oregon
5,091 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Portland is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Portland, OR?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Portland has an overall cost of living index of 126 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Oregon, Portland has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Oregon's index of 119.

The standard of living in Portland ranks as #5,093 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Oregon. By definition, that implies Portland ranks as the #1,325 most expensive place in the Beaver State.

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Portland Cost Of Living Vs. Oregon

Living Expense Portland Oregon National Average
Overall 126 119 100
Services 122 119 100
Groceries 114 114 100
Health 117 118 100
Housing 151 122 100
Transportation 129 128 100
Utilities 90 88 100
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Portland Cost of Living Vs. OR

Portland, OR Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Oregon, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$438,500
Median Home Value
$1,325
Median Rent
$73,159
Median Income
Statistic Portland Oregon United States
Median Home Value $438,500 $336,700 $229,800
Median Rent $1,325 $1,173 $1,096
Median Income $73,159 $65,667 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.0x 5.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Portland Services Costs Vs. Oregon

Item Portland Oregon
Shampoo $1.23 $1.06
Movie $11.1 $10.68
Bowling $19.95 $14.67

Detailed Portland Groceries Costs Vs. Oregon

Item Portland Oregon
Ground Beef $4.74 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.58 $1.39
Milk $2.12 $2.05

Detailed Portland Health Costs Vs. Oregon

Item Portland Oregon
Haircut $33.67 $18.62
Beauty Salon $56.44 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.65 $2.34

Detailed Portland Transportation Costs Vs. Oregon

Item Portland Oregon
Potatoes $2.34 $3.29
Pizza $11.99 $10.62
Beer $11.24 $9.38
Optometrist $146.25 $108.57
Doctor $168.67 $116.17
Dentist $101.75 $99.13

Detailed Portland Utilities Costs Vs. Oregon

Item Portland Oregon
Gasoline $2.78 $2.22
Tire Balancing $68.4 $50.07
All Electricity $143.85 $167.67
Phone $170.53 $175.64

Portland SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Portland

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Portland
Vancouver, WA 182,792 116 0.9x
Lake Oswego, OR 39,476 153 1.2x
Camas, WA 24,043 130 1.0x
Hazel Dell, WA 21,830 116 0.9x
Milwaukie, OR 21,086 116 0.9x
Battle Ground, WA 20,931 117 0.9x
Five Corners, WA 19,415 114 0.9x
Cedar Mill, OR 18,661 148 1.2x
Washougal, WA 15,927 116 0.9x
Oregon, WI 10,513 110 0.9x

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