Whether you're considering relocation to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or just curious about the cost of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the PayScale Cost of Living Calculator is the place to begin your research. When looking at the cost of living charts below, be sure to pay attention to the housing expense category. Housing costs and mortgage rates can vary by city because local banks can have different mortgage rates from their national competition. If you are serious about relocation to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you might want to investigate local mortgage rate options before you put your house up for sale.
Cost of Living in Pennsylvania
The Cost of Living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
is about eight percent below the national average. In fact, the cost of living in Pittsburgh is one of the most reasonable in the state; especially compared to the Cost of Living in Philadelphia
, a city with a cost of living that is 25 percent greater than the national average. The low cost of housing is one factor that makes living in Pittsburgh so affordable. Overall, the cost of living in Pittsburgh is very affordable, and the low cost of heath care, housing and utilities helps to offset the slightly higher transportation costs. To compare the cost of living in Pennsylvania for other cities, see the cost of living comparison below.
Cost of Living Comparison
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Salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
As in any city, Pittsburgh offers a range of salaries depending on the type of job, employment setting and other factors. Looking at median Salaries in Pittsburgh
, we can get an idea of how salaries compare for various job titles and industries. Administrative assistants earn a median salary of around $30,000 while mechanical engineers earn around $60,000. The highest salary on PayScale's chart goes to senior software engineers with a median annual salary of around $80,000. Comparing Pittsburgh Salaries by Industry
reveals that nuclear energy, health care, and manufacturing are all potentially lucrative fields in this area. To see how salaries compare in other Pennsylvania locations, see the chart measuring Salaries in Pennsylvania by City