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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh, PA - 44 Rentals available

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  • 1420 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    $1,091 - $2,289
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Faros Property Management, LLC
    Available Today! Last updated 17 Jun 2021
    (412) 391-9833

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Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,271 in April

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,271 in April, after a 0.5% increase since last year. A major northeastern job hub with a 49% renter share, Pittsburgh is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Pittsburg apartment rent report

Pittsburgh’s average rent was $1,271 in April

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,271 in April, after a 0.5% increase since last year. A major northeastern job hub with a 49% renter share, Pittsburgh is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Pittsburgh increased slower than in other surrounding areas, such as Cranberry Township ($1,385), where prices saw a 5.2% rise since last year. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Bethel Park increased by 1.2%, reaching an $1,125 average.

Pittsburgh apartment rent report

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

Slippery Rock, the city with the largest renter share (60%) in the Pittsburgh area, has a $1,481 average rent, after a 1% annual increase. Pittsburgh comes in second, followed by Greensburg (44%), where apartment rents increased by 6.2% since last year, reaching $771.

Coraopolis has the fourth largest renter share (43%), with apartments going for $1,151 after a 0.8% yearly increase. Last but not least, Canonsburg's 37% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,237 in April, going up by 1% in the past year. 

The priciest and cheapest places for renters in the Pittsburgh area

Slippery Rock is the priciest city for renters in the Pittsburgh area, with apartments renting for $1,481 per month. Cranberry Township’s $1,385 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Pittsburgh ($1,271) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Greensburg's $771 average rent is the cheapest in the Pittsburgh area, followed by Monroeville's $997 rate. Allison Park rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,064 average rent as of April.

Pittsburgh apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Pittsburgh's most popular renter ZIP codes, 15213 has a $1,468 average rent, above the city average ($1,271). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 15222 go for $1,725, while prices in ZIP 15237 circle around $1,064. Apartment rents in ZIP 15220 clock in at around $1,109, lower than the Pittsburgh average, while rates in ZIP 15219 average at $1,501.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Pittsburgh area

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in Pittsburgh, PA?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $710 and $2,928. Find cheap apartments in Pittsburgh, PA.

How many cheap rentals are available in Pittsburgh, PA on RENTCafé?

There are 43 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Pittsburgh, PA were last updated on 17 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Pittsburgh, PA?

The average Pittsburgh, PA cheap apartment size is 561 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Pittsburgh, PA?

Cheap apartments in Pittsburgh, PA are usually less expensive, smaller, and easier to maintain. They also come with lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a cheap apartment in Pittsburgh, PA?

A cheap apartment in Pittsburgh, PA offers little storage space and fewer amenities compared to other apartments. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittsburgh, PA Demographics

  • Total Population302,205
  • Female 147,776
    Male 154,429
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pittsburgh, PA Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,280 /mo

Pittsburgh, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7004%
  • $701-$1,00031%
  • $1,001-$1,50038%
  • $1,501-$2,00018%
  • > $2,0009%

Pittsburgh, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Pittsburgh, PA $1,147 $1,205 $1,214 $1,210 $1,247 $1,236 $1,253 $1,269 $1,246 $1,256 $1,280
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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Pittsburgh, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households138,058
  • Family 58,252
    Non-family 79,806
  • Children 25,088
    No Children 112,970
  • Average People Per Household2.02
  • Median Household Income$48,711
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$918

Pittsburgh, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School31%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree18%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Pittsburgh, PA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Pittsburgh, PA has never been easier. We feature 44 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Pittsburgh, PA average. What is a cheap rent in Pittsburgh, PA? The average apartment rent in Pittsburgh is $1,280 per month so any rental south of $1,024 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Pittsburgh, PA rents go as low as $710/mo.

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