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Seattle, WA vs Portland, OR

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Highlights
Portland is 24.1% less expensive than Seattle.
Portland housing costs are 41.3% less expensive than Seattle housing costs.
Health related expenses are 0.8% more in Portland.


Overview
 Seattle, WAPortland, ORUnited States
 Overall172.3130.8100
 Food & Groceries108.7103.7100
 Health85.285.9100
 Housing309.0181.5100
 Median Home Cost$714,400$419,600$231,200
 Utilities68.879.9100
 Transportation137.5129.9100
 Miscellaneous120.1113.2100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Seattle    315 Reviews
Great and beautiful place to live, but expensive. - 9/5/2021
I was born there. I spent 57 years there before moving to the other side of the country. There is no income tax. It is surrounded by nature, including mountains and... Read More

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DONT MOVE HERE SAVE YOURSELF - 9/3/2021
I’ve lived in it for 5 years and throughout it all the people are antisocial and hostile to people different than... Read More
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Expensive is an understatement - 8/20/2021
Hahaha! I can't believe Best Places lists the cost of living as it does. I consulted this site before moving there 18 months ago from Vancouver, WA. 7% more expensive on... Read More

Reviews for Portland    384 Reviews
Portland. A Critically broken & ill City. - 11/11/2021
I've lived in Portland for over 20 years (split with a 10 year move to Los Angeles) and it is now a virtually paralyzed city, drowning in poverty and poverty... Read More

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Really like overall, but definitely a few issues - 9/30/2021
I've lived in Portland for almost five years. I love the neighborhood feel where I live. There are regularly people out walking, biking, talking, and kids playing. On... Read More

Could’ve been something but took a bad turn. - 8/3/2021
Lived in Oregon for 29 years, Portland for 3. Early on, the homeless problem was prevalent but not overwhelming but seems to have skyrocketed in the past few years.... Read More

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

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