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Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh, PA under $1300 – 189 Rentals available


Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,241 in December

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,241 in December, after a 0.7% decrease since last year. One of Pennsylvania’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (52%), Pittsburgh is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

 Pittsburg apartment rent report

Pittsburgh’s average rent was $1,241 in December

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,241 in December, after a 0.7% decrease since last year. One of Pennsylvania’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (52%), Pittsburgh is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Pittsburgh saw a smaller decrease than in Cranberry Township ($1,313), where rent dropped by 1.0% compared to last year. On the other hand, in other surrounding cities, such as Bethel Park ($1,155), rent went up by a significant 5.4%.

Pittsburgh apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Pittsburgh area

The city with the largest renter share is Slippery Rock (69%), where the average rent is $1,473, after a 4.1% annual increase, followed by Pittsburgh, where there are 52% renter households. In Greensburg (50%), apartment rents increased by 2.0% since last year, reaching $765. Coraopolis, with an average rent of $1,111, has the fourth largest share of renters (48%) and has experienced a rent decrease of 4.3% since December 2019. In Canonsburg, where 43% of properties are renter households, the average rent is $1,192, going down by 0.7% in the past year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Pittsburgh area

Slippery Rock is the priciest city for renters in the Pittsburgh area, with apartments renting for $1,473 per month. The average rent for apartments in Cranberry Township is $1,313, the second most expensive, while Pittsburgh ($1,241) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Greensburg’s $765 average rent is the cheapest in the Pittsburgh area followed by Monroeville’s $977 rate. These are the only two cities in the area with rents under $1,000. Allison Park has the third cheapest rent with $1,037.

Pittsburgh apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

Pittsburgh, PA Demographics

  • Total Population303,587
  • Female 148,487
    Male 155,100
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pittsburgh, PA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,246 /mo

Pittsburgh, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7005%
  • $701-$1,00034%
  • $1,001-$1,50037%
  • $1,501-$2,00016%
  • > $2,0008%

Pittsburgh, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Pittsburgh, PA $1,152 $1,147 $1,205 $1,214 $1,210 $1,247 $1,242 $1,236 $1,253 $1,269 $1,246
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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Pittsburgh, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households136,275
  • Family 59,073
    Non-family 77,202
  • Children 25,494
    No Children 110,781
  • Average People Per Household2.06
  • Median Household Income$45,831
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$891

Pittsburgh, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School32%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree17%