Cost of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Summary of cost of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,349
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,345
  • Cost of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 66% of cities in USA (21 out of 58)
  • Cost of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 70% of cities in N. America (22 out of 71)
  • Cost of living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (45 out of 258)

List of prices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.92
12 eggs, large $2.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $1.86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,060
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $183
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $711
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $102
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $54
40” flat screen tv $302
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $78
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $15
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $59
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $107
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,845
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.77
Monthly ticket public transport $98
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $90
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.20
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.42
Tube of toothpaste $1.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $21
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $99
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.39
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $60
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 275 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: April 04, 2020

Pittsburgh position in our World Ranking

the world
45th
out of 258
n. america
22nd
out of 71
usa
21st
out of 58

Cheapest and most expensive products in Pittsburgh compared to other cities:

n. america
1st
n. america
3rd
usa
1st
usa
1st

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