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.
|Living Expense||Portland||Oregon||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Portland|
|Lake Oswego, OR||39,476||153||1.2x|
|Hazel Dell, WA||21,830||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|