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Cost of Living in Pittsburgh

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 79.37
Rent Index: 36.23
Groceries Index: 80.37
Restaurants Index: 70.49
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 58.89
Local Purchasing Power: 137.69
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.50 $ 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 40.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.00-7.35
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 $ 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.50 $ 3.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.40 $ 2.50-4.35
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 1.52-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.82 $ 3.50-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.21 $ 1.49-2.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.25-3.00
Eggs (12) 2.49 $ 1.90-3.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.44 $ 5.00-8.50
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.31 $ 2.50-7.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.99 $ 2.50-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.03 $ 1.50-2.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.60-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 $ 1.20-2.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.49-3.89
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $ 1.00-1.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.95 $ 1.50-2.20
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $ 1.25-2.79
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $ 1.59-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.37 $ 1.75-2.98
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.71 $ 5.75-7.45
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.50-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.50 $ 97.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.50 $ 25.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.49 $ 2.17-2.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,186.50 $ 18,500.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.00 $ 100.00-210.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.35 $ 45.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.78 $ 28.00-45.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.67 $ 8.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $ 9.00-12.50
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.84 $ 30.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.92 $ 24.99-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68.70 $ 55.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.22 $ 65.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,168.20 $ 900.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 719.58 $ 600.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,854.17 $ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,266.67 $ 950.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 128.28 $ 109.00-150.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 86.60 $ 37.39-109.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,958.33 $ 2,000.00-4,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.78 3.12-4.25

Prices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Last update: May, 2016
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11 Comments so far
#Anonymous on Oct 02, 2015 :
Gym membership fees

(A) Crunch, @Waterfront, Homestead (3.5stars)
Although located just outside the City, is actually Less than a mile from my house
Waterfront shopping is very popular with our city-folks!

Base membership: $9.95
Enrollment fees: $5.00
Yearly fees:$39.00
(thus Add $3.25/month to Monthly fees, making it $13.25)
Effectively the rate would be $13.25

(B) Fitness Factory 24 Hour Fitness Facility (4.5stars)
212 S. Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(Located about 5mikes from my place)

Base monthly rate: $49.00
#mike on Aug 11, 2015 :
God damn im 20 years old I make 9.50 an hour and work a little over 30 hours a week at a restaurant in robinsion I pay city taxes nd robinsion taxes plus fed taxes I dont make enuff to live on my own even if I didnt pay taxes I guess I better get more then a high school diploma nd a better job I work my fucking ass off and I dont need everyone telling me how little I make I know that more then anyone I see my shity pay checks every two weeks and wana burn the place I work at down
#phil on Jul 07, 2015 :
Proof Pittsburgh is getting more expensive: The housing allowance I get from the GI Bill living in Bloomfield is increasing by about 15% from 2015 to 2016.
#bless on May 26, 2015 :
Looking for work got sick and can't drive anymore for my company I'm a liability now here 15 yrs no education now what
#PG on Apr 21, 2015 :
I pay about $2,000 per month (including parking) in Denver for a fairly nice (but not luxury) one-bedroom near downtown. Rent here is very high.
#Alex on Apr 01, 2015 :
i still think Pittsburgh is cheaper then California I live in San Diego and man it's expensive I want to relocate to Pittsburgh
#LM on Mar 25, 2015 :
WOW!!! I don't know very many people, even with Master's Degree's in Pittsburgh earning even the minimum income after taxes they are claiming. The job market in Pittsburgh is lacking. The rent in Pittsburgh has increased literally overnight and income taxes may be increasing if Wolfes' plan gets approved, and property taxes decreasing. Pittsburgh is no longer a livable City.
#kailey on Feb 21, 2015 :
Some of the averages are a bit off but rent and utilities are fairly accurate. U gotta remember the more expensive rental properties are included. And jman ur rent is expensive cause your in bridgeville. If u want to stay in that area then u are stuck with ridiculous rent.
#JMan on Feb 09, 2015 :
Where at!!! I pay 700$ for a crappy 1 bedroom in Bridgeville, and its the cheapest i could find in the area. FML.
#CJ on Jan 19, 2015 :
Um... I pay $675 for a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath and my electric is roughly $165/month. I was reading the averages and basically said DAMN! I got lucky, huh?
#shawn on Oct 07, 2014 :
I don't know many pittsburgh folks who have a Disposable salary of $3,278...especially after taxes.

I believe the average yearly income is somewhere around $35,000 BEFORE taxes, insurance, living expenses, etc.

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