Pittsburgh, PA Rental Market Trends

Pittsburgh Rent Report: February 2024

Welcome to the Apartment List February 2024 Rent Report for Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,276, roughly the same as last month. Prices remain down 1.5% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Pittsburgh rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the nation as a whole.

Pittsburgh rents are flat month-over-month and down 1.5% year-over-year

The median rent in Pittsburgh rose by 0.2% over the course of January, and has now decreased by a total of 1.5% over the past 12 months. Pittsburgh’s rent growth over the past year has has fallen behind the state average (1.9%) and is similar to the national average (-1.0%).

January rent growth in Pittsburgh ranked #19 among large U.S. cities

Pittsburgh rents went up 0.2% in the past month, compared to the national rate of -0.3%. Among the nation's 100 largest cities, this ranks #19. Similar monthly rent growth took place in Enterprise, NV (0.2%) and St. Louis, MO (0.2%).

Pittsburgh is the #69 most expensive large city in the U.S., with a median rent of $1,276

Citywide, the median rent currently stands at $1,112 for a 1-bedroom apartment and $1,354 for a 2-bedroom. Across all bedroom sizes (ie, the entire rental market), the median rent is $1,276. That ranks #69 in the nation, among the country's 100 largest cities.

For comparison, the median rent across the nation as a whole is $1,207 for a 1-bedroom, $1,359 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,373 overall. The median rent in Pittsburgh is 7.1% lower than the national, and is similar to the prices you would find in Houston, TX ($1,282) and Columbus, OH ($1,267).

Methodology

Apartment List is committed to the accuracy and transparency of our rent estimates. We begin with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, capturing apartment transactions over time to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country. Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. For more details, please see the Apartment List Rent Estimate Methodology.

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