Are you a New Yorker who has found yourself chatting with someone from a smaller city, only to discover that their rent is about what you spent on Seamless last month? Okay, an exaggeration (we hope) but it's safe to say that the contrast between living expenses in New York and those in smaller "secondary" cities can be significant. Recently, Mercer's Cost of Living survey determined that New York continues to be the most costly US city to live in. So if you're considering a move from the island of over 8.2 million New Yorkers to the City of Brotherly Love, you're in luck: We took a hard look at how New York City compared to Philadelphia where cost of living is concerned.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/cost-of-living-comparison-new-york-city-vs-philadelphia-248050