Cali vs Portland - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Portland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$2363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$5426
🏠 One person rent
$213
$1458
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$2428
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$558
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$160
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$4267
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
45
89
😀 Quality of life
55
88
🏙️ Population
2.47M
653K

The cost of living in Cali is 77% less expensive than in Portland. Cities ranked 7750th and 213th ($555 vs $2363) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 164th in Colombia and the United States, respectively. Check Colombia vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 1.8 months in Portland. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Portland ranked 33rd in the United States, while ranked 5807th and 143rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cali vs Portland

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Cali Portland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$61.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$8.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$5.96
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$5.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$2.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$1578
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$1198
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$2709
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$2045
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$60.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$5316
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$3221
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$2.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$95.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$20.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$0.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$3.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$3.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$13.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$4.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$5.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$5.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$1.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$15.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$3.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$7.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$3.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$2.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$55.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$152
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$25.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$66.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$1392
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$16123

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Cities near Cali

Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

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Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5.1 mi Milwaukie
$1835
11 km or 6.7 mi Lake Oswego
$1938
11 km or 6.9 mi Beaverton
$1967
13 km or 8.2 mi Tigard
$1942
14 km or 8.7 mi Vancouver
$1932
17 km or 11 mi West Linn
$1942
18 km or 11 mi Tualatin
$1948
18 km or 11 mi Gresham
$2062
18 km or 11 mi Oregon City
$1942
25 km or 16 mi Hillsboro
$2113
33 km or 21 mi Newberg
$1940
35 km or 21 mi Forest Grove
$1943
44 km or 27 mi Woodburn
$1981
54 km or 33 mi McMinnville
$1893
64 km or 40 mi Keizer
$1936
71 km or 44 mi Salem
$1863
72 km or 45 mi Longview
$1732
104 km or 65 mi Albany
$1981
116 km or 72 mi Corvallis
$1912
116 km or 72 mi The Dalles
$2177
136 km or 84 mi Centralia
$2061
165 km or 102 mi Springfield
$2290
166 km or 103 mi Eugene
$1814
168 km or 105 mi Lacey
$2242
171 km or 106 mi Olympia
$1998
177 km or 110 mi Spanaway
$1965
181 km or 113 mi Redmond
$1941
184 km or 114 mi Lakewood
$2134
185 km or 115 mi Aberdeen
$1964
187 km or 116 mi Puyallup
$2448
190 km or 118 mi University Place
$1959
192 km or 120 mi Tacoma
$2343
195 km or 121 mi Bend
$2589
201 km or 125 mi Federal Way
$1949
202 km or 125 mi Auburn
$2138
206 km or 128 mi Yakima
$1942
210 km or 131 mi Kent
$2072
210 km or 131 mi Des Moines
$1949
211 km or 131 mi Maple Valley
$1936
216 km or 134 mi SeaTac
$2467