Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh is a city in the U.S. It is the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It was created by the confluence of the Monongahechil and Allegheny rivers. History tells us that the area was originally inhabited by the Indian tribes of the Sassokoos, Seneca, Eri, and Delaware. The French were the first Europeans to settle near present-day Petersburg. They sought to share the area with their own estates in Louisiana and Canada. Englands governor, Dinuende, sent George Washington to tell the French to withdraw their troops. The English had built a port of George. However, the French managed to drive them out and soon built their own fortifications (Fort Duken). In 1758 John Forbes was driven out by the French. Their fort was destroyed, and in the same year they began building Fort Petit. It was named in honor of William Sr. William William the Second Prime Minister. This is the beginning of the port where the history of Petersburg begins. The settlement of people near the port was named Petersburg. In 1768 the land of todays Petersburg was acquired by William Penns descendants, and within 1 year the village received its present name.

In the 1812 period, shipments of English goods were cut off, which gave an impetus to the development of industry in the town. Within 3 years, it was producing bronze, tin, steel, and glass. In 1845, a major fire destroyed thousands of structures, but the city was rebuilt. From 1875, steel production began. By 1901, slightly more than one-third of all American steel had been produced there. 

The second half of the 20th century was marked by the Rebirth Project. Its goal was to improve the quality of life. There was also a project called Renaissance 2 (for the cultural development of the city of Petersburg and its suburbs). By the 1980s, a large number of steel factories shut down. Tourism, medicine, education, and high technology were considered the main items in the citys budget.

The largest institution is the University of Petersburg, one of the ten largest universities in America. The most famous university in Petersburg is Carnegie-Mellon University, which ranks at the top of world rankings. The city has an active sporting life. Professional teams in hockey, foosball, baseball, and American football compete in the city.

Its easy to see todays Petersburg at its center, the Golden Triangle, with its theaters, bridges, skyscrapers, offices and shopping malls. The city is also a landmark, considered one of the six largest zoos in America. The most famous museums in the city are the Eldy Orchol Museum and the Carnegiele Museum of Natural History.

Overall Score

  • Air quality: 39 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 300,000 people
  • GDP: $57,808 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 68 Mbps
  • Best wireless: T-Mobile
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: How much should I tip at a restaurant? A gratuity of 15 to 20 per cent on top of the bill (before sales tax) is standard, with 25 per cent given for topnotch service. Servers in America work hard for the money – they’re generally friendly, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for customers.
  • Apartment listings: Craigslist
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Catapult PGH
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Southwest
  • Best intl air carrier: United
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2300
  • Monthly costs for family: $4800
  • Monthly costs for local: $1400
  • Meal: $10
  • Small Cola: $1.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3.5

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