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Raleigh, North Carolina vs Portland, Oregon

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A salary of $120,000 in Raleigh, North Carolina should increase to $155,156 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 Raleigh, North Carolina
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 25% more expensive in Portland.
Cost of Living IndexesRaleigh, NCPortland, ORDifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered102.4132.429.3% more
Food & Groceries100.6103.73.1% more
Housing (Homeowner)118.5181.553.2% more
Median Home Cost$427,000$537,200$110,200 (25.8% more)
Utilities99.179.919.4% less
Transportation88.6129.946.6% more
Health94.890.64.4% less
Miscellaneous98.1113.215.4% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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