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Studio Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh, PA - 56 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.

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 $1,153 and $2,600. 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 19 Jan 2021.

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

The average Pittsburgh, PA studio apartment size is 384 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 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%

Renting a studio apartment in Pittsburgh, PA

If you are looking for affordable housing you’re in the right place. There are 56 rental units, with prices starting from as low as $700. Are you the typical bachelor who thinks a house is four wheels with a bed and not a zen-zone where happiness lives? Or maybe you are a very active professional, living the big-city life, practically spending all your existence downtown: working, eating and having fun. Essentially, you’re only going home for sleeping. So why would it bother you that you have your kitchen in the main room and there is no balcony with beautiful views? You don’t have time to enjoy it anyway. And besides, you’re not the type to be staying in anyways. In that case, all you need is a cheap studio. The average size for apartments in Pittsburgh, PA is 910 Sq.Ft., but you will end up most probably with something much smaller, which will be nonetheless a good deal. If you’ve already set your mind on the “find efficiency apartment” mode, stop reading now and select “Studio” from our Beds filter. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something that is a bit homier, keep reading.

If you are not Mr. or Mrs. efficiency apartment…

It looks like you’re ballin’ on a budget, but you like your alone time at home. There can be huge differences between a small apartment and a studio apartment. If you like unwinding at home after a long day and cooking on the weekends, we recommend you to search for single bedroom apartments, where you will have a bit more space and a separate kitchen. Let’s face it, moving into a studio just because it’s a good deal it’s not always a good idea. Yes, probably your apartment will be more expensive than the cheapest pad in Pittsburgh, PA which is going for $700, but it’s hard to put a price on feeling comfortable in your own home. Going down this path doesn’t necessarily mean either that you will need to overspend, with 32 listings and an average rent of $1,607 you will most likely find a one room apartment to call home.

Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!