Overall 11%
Goods & Services 23%
Housing 0%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
Cost of living111127118
Goods & Services123123123
Health care115115115

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Powellhurst is 6% lower than the Portland average
  • The cost of living in Powellhurst is 11% higher than the national average
  • Powellhurst housing is equal to the national average
  • Oregon general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average
  • Oregon state income tax is 103% higher than the national average

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      Goods & Services

      ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $32.00$17.4983.0%
      Beauty Salon $55.00$38.1744.1%
      Toothpaste $2.59$2.3211.6%
      Shampoo $1.19$1.0117.6%
      Movie $11.33$10.725.6%
      Bowling $18.80$13.8635.6%


      ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.89$3.9025.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
      Milk $1.93$1.961.6%
      Potatoes $2.01$3.1836.9%
      Pizza $13.09$10.3925.9%
      Beer $10.79$9.2316.9%

      Health Care

      ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $139.00$106.3430.7%
      Doctor $161.00$115.2539.7%
      Dentist $96.40$98.382.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.13$9.269.4%
      Lipitor $527.37$466.4713.1%


      ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $319,400.00$184,700.0072.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,177.34$1,273.3271.0%
      Apartment Rent $1,025.00$949.008.0%


      ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.22$2.5924.3%
      Tire Balancing $65.40$48.9033.8%


      ItemPortlandNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$139.26$167.6016.9%
      Phone $166.98$163.422.2%
      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.
      Johnson City, OR54790-10%
      Wood Village, OR3,9961033%
      Estacada, OR3,05111313%
      Orchards, WA21,24911414%
      Fairview, OR9,21511515%
      Portland, OR620,58912727%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Baltimore, MD621,0001000%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,01588-12%
      Las Vegas, NV613,29599-1%
      Louisville, KY611,57393-7%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67288-12%
      Portland, OR620,58912727%
      Source: The Powellhurst, Portland, OR cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.