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Bend, Oregon vs Portland, Oregon

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A salary of $84,000 in Bend, Oregon should increase to $84,704 in Portland, Oregon (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

Comparison Highlights
- Overall, Portland, Oregon is more expensive than Bend, Oregon
- Transportation is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Transportation is 57% more expensive in Portland.
Cost of Living IndexesBend, ORPortland, ORDifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered131.3132.40.8% more
Food & Groceries102.2103.71.5% more
Housing (Homeowner)193.4181.56.2% less
Median Home Cost$666,200$537,200$129,000 (19.4% less)
Utilities83.679.94.4% less
Transportation82.6129.957.3% more
Health97.990.67.5% less
Miscellaneous101.5113.211.5% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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