Portland cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexPortlandColoradoNational
Cost of living index133108100
IndexPortlandColoradoNational
Goods & Services index9099100
Groceries index9799100
Health care index101103100
Housing index228134100
Transportation index100104100
Utilities index8778100

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  • The cost of living in Portland is 23% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Portland is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Portland is 128% higher than the national average.
  • Colorado general sales tax is 43% lower than the national average.
  • Colorado state income tax is 108% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$48,523$4,044$1,132$1,456
Renters$0$0$0$0

Colorado Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Colorado2.9%10%

Colorado Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Colorado4.63%4.63%

Goods & Services

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$16.0917.9%
Beauty Salon $30.67$37.3317.9%
Toothpaste $1.82$2.4525.7%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0012.7%
Movie $12.01$10.2816.8%
Bowling $4.91$4.930.5%

Groceries

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.40$3.8015.7%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.404.6%
Milk $1.85$2.017.6%
Potatoes $1.80$3.0140.2%
Pizza $10.81$9.899.3%
Beer $8.04$8.909.6%

Health Care

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.04$102.1616.8%
Doctor $122.21$108.3612.8%
Dentist $95.10$92.532.8%
Ibuprofen $9.33$9.280.6%
Lipitor $356.69$425.8216.2%

Housing

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $421,400.00$184,700.00128.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,278.85$1,202.446.4%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.241.8%
Tire Balancing $47.85$46.293.4%

Utilities

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.23$165.9617.9%
Phone $26.79$28.686.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mountain Village, CO1,54690-10%
Ouray, CO84911414%
Ridgway, CO1,01211717%
Loghill Village, CO46713535%
Telluride, CO1,97216868%
Portland, CO12913333%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Bartlett, NE12975-25%
Pony, MT12990-10%
Barnes, KS12971-29%
Hallett, OK12981-19%
Yale, IL12974-26%
Portland, CO12913333%
Source: The Portland, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.