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.
IndexPortlandNorth DakotaNational
Cost of living index8793100
IndexPortlandNorth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9699100
Groceries index101105100
Health care index114109100
Housing index6079100
Transportation index95100100
Utilities index9990100

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  • The cost of living in Portland is 7% lower than the North Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Portland is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Portland is 40% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota state income tax is 45% lower 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$64,875$5,406$1,514$1,946
Renters$17,059$1,422$398$512

North Dakota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
North Dakota5%8%

North Dakota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
North Dakota1.22%3.22%

Goods & Services

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.15$14.593.8%
Beauty Salon $27.25$34.6821.4%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.67$4.3916.4%

Groceries

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.98$4.4811.1%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4621.6%
Milk $2.94$2.3624.8%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0626.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.14$8.635.9%

Health Care

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.40$99.7820.4%
Doctor $152.00$105.0344.7%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.18$9.4113.1%
Lipitor $321.67$298.507.8%

Housing

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $106,300.00$175,700.0039.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $980.39$1,081.039.3%
Apartment Rent $528.00$920.0042.6%

Transportation

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.2%
Tire Balancing $48.96$45.298.1%

Utilities

ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.00$170.806.9%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.
Blanchard, ND1098-2%
Clifford, ND1378-22%
Hatton, ND76182-18%
Hillsboro, ND1,69285-15%
Buxton, ND38486-14%
Portland, ND66087-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Oxford, AR66077-23%
Harleyville, SC66092-8%
Bancroft, MI66083-17%
Blanchard, PA66091-9%
Milton, KY66084-16%
Portland, ND66087-13%
Source: The Portland, ND cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.