About Pittsburgh

Learn more living in Pittsburgh while being in your Residency.

Welcome to Pittsburgh — dynamic city with hometown spirit, offering an abundance of leisure activities, affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and the amenities of a larger metropolitan area. It is also home to the exciting Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins, and the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Nestled among rolling hills along the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, Pittsburgh is the heart of a vibrant region where more than 2.6 million people live and work. Pittsburgh’s central location also makes it easy to access from other major cities in the Eastern and Midwest regions. The eclectic neighborhoods, emerging restaurant scene, and colorful nightlife make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play. We believe that quality of life is important, especially on a resident’s salary. Come see what our city has to offer!

Singing Pittsburgh's Praises

Pittsburgh is an extremely affordable city. The table below compares the cost of living in different US cities in 2016 based on a hypothetical family income of $55,000, which is the average resident salary according to Medscape.

City

Cost of Living Comparison

2016

Percent

Difference

Pediatric Residency

New York, NY (Manhattan)

$125,571

229

Columbia, Cornell, Mt. Sinai

San Francisco, CA

$97,154

177

UCSF

New York, NY (Brooklyn)

$96,431

176

Columbia, Cornell, Mt. Sinai

Palo Alto, CA

$87,103

159

Stanford

Washington, DC

$81,138

148

Children's National

Oakland, CA

$81,138

148

Oakland Children's

San Diego, CA

$79,803

146

UCSD

Boston, MA

$79,302

145

Boston Children's

Los Angeles, CA

$77,356

141

UCLA, USC

Seattle, WA

$76,855

140

Seattle Children's

New Haven, CT

$69,292

126

Yale

Providence, RI

$68,569

125

Brown

Philadelphia, PA

$66,512

121

CHOP

Chicago, IL

$64,621

118

Northwestern, Chicago

Baltimore, MD

$62,396

114

Johns Hopkins

Denver, CO

$60,784

111

Children's Hospital Colorado

Ann Arbor, MI

$59,833

109

Michigan

Chapel Hill, NC

$58,281

106

UNC

Charlottesville, VA

$58,003

106

UVA

Cleveland, OH

$56,335

103

Case Western

Atlanta, GA

$55,834

102

Emory

Rochester, NY

$55,056

101

Rochester

Pittsburgh, PA

$55,000

100

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Houston, TX

$54,444

99

Baylor

Dallas, TX

$53,610

98

UT Southwestern

St. Louis, MO

$51,775

95

Washington University of St. Louis

Cincinnati, OH

$50,774

93

Cincinnati

Columbus, OH

$50,384

92

Nationwide Children's

Durham, NC

$49,995

91

Duke

Source: CNN Money