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Pittsburgh's No. 1! (or 2 or 3 or ...)

An ongoing file of the best (and worst) city lists Pittsburgh gets ranked on in 2022

click to enlarge "The best city in the world" - Pittsburgh City Paper - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
"The best city in the world" - Pittsburgh City Paper
It's neverending. Year after year, month after month, Pittsburgh is named the best (or worst) city on a national list. Sometimes they're legit, but more times than not, the rankings are sponsored by a questionable marketing campaign.

Sure, we love a slice from Iron Born as much as the next person, but was anyone else surprised that the city was crowned second place on rent.com's "Best Cities for Pizza" list in December 2021? And do you think tourism grew when hotwire.com named Pittsburgh the eighth "Best Mid-sized City for a Quickie Getaway" in October 2021?

We're curious what else the city is gaining notoriety for around the globe, so we're going to do our best to document every Best or Worst ranking for Pittsburgh that we spot online or that comes across our inboxes in 2022 below.
We're No. 63!
Pittsburgh ranks 63rd in "Cities With the Most Residents Who Have 'Side Hustles'," according to a study by backgroundchecks.org, a site providing various links to public record searches.
Source: Email, Jan. 21

We're No. 4!
Pittsburgh ranks fourth in "U.S. Cities With the Most Stressful Jobs in 2022," according to a study by Smartest Dollar, "a team of financial nerds and consumer advocates."
Source: Email, Jan. 20

We're No. 51!
Pittsburgh ranks 51st (the 3rd lowest in the U.S.) in "Cities Whose Residents Make the Most Passive Income," according to a study by Chamber of Commerce, "the go-to digital resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs, providing the guidance they need to start and run successful businesses" and not to be confused with the government agency.
Source: Email, Jan. 14

We're No. 51!
Pittsburgh ranks 51st (again the 3rd lowest in the U.S.) in "Cities With the Most Adults Still Living With Their Parents," according to a study by Namechk.com, a website that allows people to check the availability of a username or domain name "within seconds."
Source: Email, Jan. 13

We're No. 26!
Pittsburgh ranks 26th in "2022’s Best Cities to Walk Your Dog," according to a study by lawn care services company LawnStarter on "walkability, pup-friendly trail access, dog walking services, and safety."
Source: Email, Jan. 12


We're No. 13!
Pittsburgh ranks 13th in the Large Metro category for "U.S. Cities Where Cost of Living Rose Fastest Over the Past Decade," according to a study by air filter supply company Filterbuy.
Source: Email, Jan. 12

We're No. 9!
"Pittsburgh residents rank ninth in America for being overly concerned about crime," according to a study by Batten, a security company.
Source: Email, Jan. 5

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