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Cost of Living Comparison:
Portland, Oregon - San Jose, California

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A salary of $61,200 in Portland, Oregon should increase to $96,787 in San Jose, California

Cost of Living IndexesPortlandSan Jose
Overall140.5222.2
Food107.5120.4
Housing204.8454.6
Utilities96.3127.5
Transportation116.8111.9
Health113.1114.2
Miscellaneous109.4104.8
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Jose is 58% more expensive than Portland.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 121% more expensive in San Jose.

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