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Studio Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh, PA - 53 Rentals available


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.

Look for studio apartments near me

Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RENTCafé listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RENTCafé allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The price range of a studio apartment is between $805 and $2,463. Search our studio apartments in Pittsburgh, PA.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in Pittsburgh, PA on RENTCafé?

There are 33 studio rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Pittsburgh, PA were last updated on 17 Jun 2021.

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

The average Pittsburgh, PA studio apartment size is 398 sq. ft.

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

Studio apartments in Pittsburgh, PA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

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

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 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%

Renting a studio apartment in Pittsburgh, PA

Finding an affordable home is definitely not an easy task nowadays, especially if you’re new to the market. When looking for a budget-friendly small apartment, you should decide on the non-negotiables and look for a home that meets your needs. On average, a studio apartment’s size in Pittsburgh, PA is 917 Sq.Ft., which is convenient for a young professional, recent graduate, student or for someone who prefers not to spend more than necessary on a monthly rent. A cheap studio can be rented starting from $795, so your next step is to make up your mind regarding the layout of your future nest: do you want a one room apartment, with kitchen in the main room, or a bachelor flat with a separate kitchen? Hard to decide. Now you have 53 small apartments are in Pittsburgh, PA to choose from that will help you make a decision, with an average rent of $1,871.

The perks of renting an efficiency apartment

They say renting is like dating- you should not expect absolute perfection from a rental home, but you should love the things that make it uniquely yours. If you’re interested in an efficiency apartment in Pittsburgh, PA, we are confident that you will find a great place that complements your lifestyle. Having a small apartment comes with a series of advantages that their larger companions lack. A studio apartment is easier to keep clean and it’s always less cluttered, because there is no room for unnecessary stuff. If single bedroom apartments and small apartments is what you’re after, you are more likely to afford living in the hip parts of the town, within walking or biking distance from entertainment and shopping. You will also notice significant savings year after year. Pick your price limit and square footage and browse through our 30 listings in Pittsburgh, PA and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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