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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 125.70.

  COST OF LIVINGPortland, OregonUnited States
  Overall  126100
  Grocery  99.2100
  Health  113100
  Housing  167100
  Utilities  98100
  Transportation  114100
  Miscellaneous  106100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
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
  
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)
In response to "A Place Where People Don't Shower
Your experience is interesting, considering Portland is one of the least religious cities in America. (Researchers found the greater area of Portland, OR-WA to be the... (read more)
Portland is only good for a very few
I've lived in Portland off and on for years since the mid-1970s (been here taking care of family). Portland as a whole likes to believe it's very "livable", and... (read more)
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