Central Business District cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexCentral Business DistrictPittsburghPennsylvania
Cost of living index10685100
IndexCentral Business DistrictPittsburghPennsylvania
Goods & Services index888899
Groceries index9797102
Health care index959590
Housing index1326293
Transportation index106106109
Utilities index102102115

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  • The cost of living in Central Business District is 6% higher than the Pittsburgh average.
  • The cost of living in Central Business District is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Central Business District is 32% higher than the national average.
  • Pennsylvania general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Pennsylvania state income tax is 38% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$92,096$7,675$2,149$2,763

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%

Goods & Services

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.15$15.5615.5%
Beauty Salon $37.36$36.113.5%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $9.94$10.131.9%
Bowling $4.01$4.7415.2%

Groceries

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.88$3.9827.8%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.414.8%
Milk $1.86$2.0610.0%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.4%
Pizza $9.90$9.474.5%
Beer $10.34$8.7917.6%

Health Care

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.03$101.0420.8%
Doctor $97.54$107.449.2%
Dentist $89.29$90.421.2%
Ibuprofen $8.86$9.284.5%
Lipitor $415.12$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Home Price $91,500.00$175,700.0047.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $961.34$1,133.2315.2%
Apartment Rent $794.00$920.0013.7%

Transportation

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.7%
Tire Balancing $45.27$45.761.1%

Utilities

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.95$163.8112.9%
Phone $25.21$28.3911.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Westland, PA8895-5%
Rankin, PA2,14273-27%
Braddock, PA2,03075-25%
North Braddock, PA4,84776-24%
Arnold City, PA60976-24%
Pittsburgh, PA306,04585-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,47394-6%
Corpus Christi, TX312,68089-11%
Riverside, CA313,04111919%
Anchorage, AK298,17813131%
Stockton, CA297,2231077%
Pittsburgh, PA306,04585-15%
Source: The Central Business District, Pittsburgh, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.