Cost of Living in Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1678
$3953
🛋️ Without rent
$732
$2409
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$946
$1544
🍽️ Food
$493
$1285
🚐 Transport
$108
$279
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3634
🏙️ Population
301k

The average cost of living in Pittsburgh is $1678, which is in the top 21% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 1888th out of 9294 in our global list, 1678th out of 2202 in the United States, and 23rd out of 36 in the Pennsylvania.

The median after-tax salary is $3634, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months. Ranked 107th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 32nd best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in Pennsylvania. With an estimated population of 301k, Pittsburgh is the 66th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport12 kmAllegheny County Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate12.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank20Carnegie Mellon University
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Prices in Pittsburgh

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.72
☕ Cappuccino
$4.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.15

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1755
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1192
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$63.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2407
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$859

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$89.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$54.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1064
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15128