10 Best Cities for Return on Salary: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

10 Best Cities for Return on Salary: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Median Household Income:
$52,293
Average Cost of Living (per national average) :
-4%
Unemployment Rate:
5.7%
Of the major cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Pittsburgh ranks as one of the most affordable by a considerable margin. Its average cost of living is below the national average, a rarity when compared to nearby Allentown (+6%), Philadelphia (+20%) Baltimore (+9%) and Bethesda (+26%).

Like other cities in our Top 10, Pittsburgh has a thriving university landscape. It’s also an important hub in the insurance industry.