Monday, June 18, 2007

Burgh Boosterism

Get ready for another round of Pittsburgh pride. Mercer Human Resource Consulting ranked 143 cities worldwide in terms of cost of living. A Canadian newspaper provides some of the North American breakdown:

New York, in 15th spot and the survey's baseline, remained the most expensive place to live in North America.

The least costly city in North America is Pittsburgh, while Paraguay's Asuncion is the cheapest city in the world for the fifth straight year.

With based in Pittsburgh, big city opportunities, and a relatively inexpensive cost of living; I have to wonder why the region isn't doing more to leverage this advantage and attract freelancers from all around the continent.

1 comment:

Schultz said...

The burgh is also home to, a company founded by 4 current CMU students that also caters to individual freelancers.