Cost of living in Portland, Oregon, United States

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.80
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.96
12 eggs, large $2.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.06
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $4.67
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.03
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes $0.88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.52
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,109
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $135
Internet 8MB (1 month) $49
40” flat screen TV $516
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt $98
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $43
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) $32
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) $66
1 pair of leather business shoes $106
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,915
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.87
Monthly ticket public transport $100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) $22
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) $6
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.91
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.04
Tube of toothpaste $3.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $32
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $118
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert $55
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Capuccino in expat area of the city $3.74
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.17
iPod nano 16GB $152
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.10
1 month of gym membership in business district $38
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.95
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Latest price update: March 26, 2015.

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