Cost of Living

It Pays to Live in Greater Philadelphia

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Amidst a historic migration of workers across the country relocating to more attractive, affordable locales, there’s never been a better time to put down roots in Greater Philadelphia. If you’re looking for an exciting global community with diverse career opportunities and excellent quality of life — but not the exorbitantly high price tag — our region outshines other major metros in the Northeast and nationwide. Greater Philadelphia’s cost of living is lower than New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. — not to mention Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Jose. Factoring in housing and other living costs, Greater Philadelphia is 38% cheaper than New York City, 32% cheaper than Boston, and 30% cheaper than Washington D.C. Discover why it pays off to live in our region.

Top: The Greater Philadelphia Area has a wide range of housing options, from high-rises to single-homes, urban to suburban living, and everything in between. Below slideshow images courtesy of, in part: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

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