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2020 Compare Cities Economy:
Pittsburgh, PA vs Boston, MA

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Highlights
- Household income in Boston, is 41% more than it is in Pittsburgh and is 7% above the National Average.
- Pittsburgh unemployment rate is 4.40%.
- Boston unemployment rate is 2.80%.


Economy
 Pittsburgh, PABoston, MAUnited States
 4.4%2.8%3.7%
 0.2%4.3%1.6%
 24.4%42.5%33.5%
 7.0%6.3%6.2%
 4.6%5.1%4.6%
     $30,397$39,686$31,177
 $44,092$62,021$57,652
 $62,081$69,616$70,850
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 Est. Households By Income
 Pittsburgh, PABoston, MAUnited States
 18.9%17.9%11.5%
 6.6%4.5%4.8%
 11.0%7.5%9.7%
 9.9%6.7%9.3%
 8.0%6.1%8.5%
 7.3%5.9%7.7%
 9.2%8.4%9.9%
 10.1%9.9%12.3%
 10.3%15.1%14.1%
 4.1%7.8%5.8%
 4.6%10.1%6.3%
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 Population By Occupation
 Pittsburgh, PABoston, MAUnited States
 15.4%19.6%15.1%
 8.5%8.4%5.6%
 2.8%2.4%1.7%
 2.0%2.0%1.1%
 8.2%6.9%6.0%
 3.2%3.0%2.0%
 8.1%6.4%5.9%
 2.5%2.9%2.4%
 2.8%2.3%2.2%
 7.4%6.9%5.8%
 3.2%4.6%3.9%
 4.0%4.1%3.7%
 20.3%20.1%23.5%
 0.1%0.1%0.7%
 4.4%4.0%8.2%
 7.2%6.2%12.2%

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Reviews for Pittsburgh    178 Reviews
Ok if you have a decent job to survive. - 1/3/2020
I grew up here and I left for a few decades and returned. Do not move here unless you have a job lined up and you expect it to be stable. Finding even a low paying job... Read More

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Just DON'T - 12/22/2019
I'm Pittsburgh born & bred. While I do believe we are the survivors and could live almost anywhere you put us, that's mainly because this city sucks! I've lived in all... Read More

Pittsburgh is turning into a Liberal he’ll hole - 11/17/2019
Taxes are so high, people are sick of working to pay for the city full of welfare recipients. Liberal Gov and Mayors in all major cities in PA are dragging down our... Read More

Reviews for Boston    116 Reviews
Boston is great? Think again. - 8/6/2019
I was born and raised in Boston, the only good thing about this place is the money, if you have a great job. Other than that, the weather sucks, people are rude, people... Read More

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Boston gets a bad reputation - 8/2/2019
I grew up 25 miles outside of Boston and currently live about an hour north in New Hampshire. Boston definitely isn't for everyone its crowded and expensive, it can be... Read More

Overrated - 5/15/2019
I rated "Just Okay" because Boston did offer a few things that other cities didn't. The schools are good, the public transit is OK and it's proximity to NYC is a winner.... Read More

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ZIPS IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
15206, 15213, 15217, 15212, 15210, 15216, 15205, 15220, 15219, 15214, 23 total
ZIPS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
02124, 02128, 02135, 02130, 02127, 02125, 02136, 02131, 02115, 02126, 30 total

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