Cheapest Place to Live in Pennsylvania


If you’re preparing to move or are interested in moving to Pennsylvania, you might be surprised to learn that the cheapest city to live in is Pittsburgh, which is drawing retirees and those on a fixed income.

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Based on 2008 data, the median house prices in Pittsburgh are a little over $149,000, which buys you a large home with multiple bedrooms.

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The median income in the city is about $44,000, which is higher than other areas in the state.

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Cost of living is defined as the amount of money you need to survive and pay your bills. The cost of living index in Pittsburgh is 83.6, which means it costs less to live here than the national average.

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Pittsburgh has a commute time that is shorter than other cities. You can expect to spend about 27 minutes commuting to work, including time stuck in traffic.

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Pittsburgh has a large and solid base of employers, and its unemployment rate has been lower than the national average during the 2008-2009 recession.

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