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Portland, OR vs Seattle, WA

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Seattle is 38.0% more expensive than Portland.
Seattle housing costs are 78.2% more expensive than Portland housing costs.
Health related expenses are 2.2% less in Seattle.

Cost of Living
 Portland, ORSeattle, WAUnited States
 147.8204.0100
 100.4100.4100
 83.581.7100
 228.6407.4100
 $423,300$736,500$219,700
 79.968.8100
 147.4156.5100
 113.2120.1100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Portland    344 Reviews
Over 30 years the place really went downhill. - 2/23/2019
I moved in 30 years ago to a lovely 1907 home in a quiet, close-in neighborhood. It reminded me so much of NE Minneapolis I thought I was back there again. But over... Read More

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Keep Portland Weird but Beautiful! - 2/22/2019
I've lived here for many years and loved it! Could I afford to purchase a home here today-nope! Getting harder and harder to meet the high rent which continues to go... Read More

Mostly Very Good. - 1/22/2019
I’ve lived here 2 years. I’ve lived in several other (larger) cities in the U.S. and other countries. I’ve found Portland interesting, safe and fun. Local Govt is very... Read More

Reviews for Seattle    293 Reviews
Why is Seattle even on this list? It's a horrible - 3/21/2019
I live an hour north of Seattle and avoid it like the plague. Yes the scenery is beautiful but it has the highest property crime in the nation due to all the homeless.... Read More

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Seattle has become a garbage dump. Don't go there! - 3/18/2019
I have lived in the Seattle area for 50 years. Seattle is in a stunning area geographically. It is in an area with miles of shoreline (the “Salish Sea”), snowcapped... Read More

We will never return to Seattle - 1/30/2019
We recently visited the once beautiful, safe city of Seattle and was appalled of how it had become a dangerous garbage dump. There were homeless people everywhere... Read More

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ZIPS IN PORTLAND, OREGON
97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total
ZIPS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
98115, 98103, 98133, 98105, 98118, 98125, 98122, 98117, 98144, 98109, 28 total

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