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Cost of Living

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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 125.70.

  COST OF LIVINGPortland, OregonUnited States
  Overall  126100
  Grocery  99.2100
  Health  113100
  Housing  167100
  Utilities  98100
  Transportation  114100
  Miscellaneous  106100


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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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re: Poor for business , living quality slow/small
OMG, the Tonya Harding thing is real. People here are very threatened when you do not stoop to their level of mediocrity, and they will lash out. I have also had the... (read more)
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)
re: Portland, Oregon is a Nightmare Weird - 4/25/2
What in the world are you talking about! It sounds as if you have had a terrible experience; whether in life in general or just in Portland, Oregon, I'm not sure. We do... (read more)
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