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Frugal Portland

September 18th, 2009

Portland is one of the most frugal cities in the US, according to finance website Mint.com. Comparing 20 cities in 25 categories to find the cities that spend less than the national average on certain items. Portland tied with Miami, San Diego, Indianapolis and Brooklyn as the cities that cut back spending the most in 2009. Portland was also listed as the city that spends the most on sporting goods. (Chicago spends the most on books, New York the most on clothes and Philadelphia the most on electronics). Portland’s frugal ranking is likely a result of its high unemployment rate.