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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Portland, Oregon is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Portland, Oregon is more expensive.

Overall, Portland, Oregon cost of living is 140.50.

  COST OF LIVINGPortland, OregonUnited States
  Overall  141100
  Grocery  107.5100
  Health  113100
  Housing  205100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  117100
  Miscellaneous  109100


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Great place! No jobs : (
Portland is a truly vibrant city, people are very friendly and easy going. However, finding work in Portland is harder than finding a needle in a hay... (read more)
Hard Place to Make it
There are so many things going for Portland...overall it is pretty ideal, but it is a hard place to make ends meet. The job market has become so over-saturated with... (read more)
Doing business in Portland, Oregon
I have lived in Oregon all my life. In thoes 66 years I have seen Oregon's economy extensively fluctuate and her political climate change to the point that I don't... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
The kids' table
But now I'm done. Have lived here for over a decade and am leaving, finally. Portland is a wonderful city with great potential. Problem is, there's a wide streak of... (read more)
Portland pros and cons
I moved to Portland in 2012, so I'm still a relative newcomer. Before coming to Portland, I lived in Santa Cruz, Mt. View, Gilroy, and Palo Alto -- all cities in... (read more)
Beautiful Region
If your a hiker this is an amazing place to live. The Coast, Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood will keep you busy for years. Portland, as a city is average at best, but the... (read more)
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