Portland, OR Cost of Living


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Portland cost of living score
127.7
More expensive
27.7% higher
than the US average
11.7% higher
than the Oregon average
Portland, Oregon gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 127.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 27.7% higher than the U.S. average and 11.7% lower than the average for Oregon.

Portland, OR

Housing costs in Portland?
A typical home costs $537,200, which is 58.9% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 14.7% more expensive than the average Oregon home, at $468,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Portland costs $1,930 per month, which is 35.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and 21.2% more than the state average of $1,520.

Can I afford Portland?
To live comfortably in Portland, Oregon, a minimum annual income of $102,960 for a family, and $67,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Portland?
Portland, Oregon has become a popular destination for those looking to get the most out of their money - with plenty of reasonably priced housing options ranging from single-family homes to luxury apartments. Additionally, groceries and transportation expenses are much lower than other US cities - making Portland an ideal choice for anyone wanting to keep daily costs down.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesPortlandOregonUnited States
  127.7114.3100.0
  103.7100.4100
  90.694.6100.0
  184.1150.2100.0
  $537,200$468,400$338,100
  79.9%81.0%100.0%
  129.9107.1100.0
  140.1108.2100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I lived in Portland for 19 years (I've also lived in Boise, ID, the Bay Area, Austin, TX and now Nampa, ID). It drives me nuts when people try to give a large city a  More

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One of the best cities in America. Food scene is the best in the world. Weather is preferable over places where you have the same weather year round. I enjoy the  More

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I moved from Houston to Portland about a year ago. I remember reading the reviews on here and it making me second guess moving before I did, so I wanted to come back and  More

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