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Cost of Living Comparison:
Portland, Oregon - Ames, Iowa

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A salary of $87,000 in Portland, Oregon could decrease to $61,055 in Ames, Iowa

Cost of Living IndexesPortlandAmes
100=national average

Ames is 30% cheaper than Portland.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 50% cheaper in Ames.

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