Allegheny County renters looking for the least expensive areas to rent should look for the areas towards the red end of the spectrum on the rent cost map. Those who don't mind paying for high-end and luxury apartments should seek out apartments in the purple and dark green areas.

Allegheny County, PA map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Allegheny County is about $1,138 per month. This puts it in the 81st percentile compared to the state average cost of rent, which is $1,177. Households in Allegheny County have a median income of $5,917 per month so the average renter in Allegheny County is spending roughly 19% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Allegheny County, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Allegheny County is $238,995 right now, which is higher than counties nearby, meaning that rents in Allegheny County also tend to be higher versus these nearby counties.

Higher rent prices are common in the northwestern parts of Allegheny County while lower rent rates are often available in southeastern areas.

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