PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --A new study by Zillow and Care.com finds that across the country, it costs families far more to live in the city than the suburbs - more than $9,000 a year.
But in Philadelphia, it's the reverse.
The new research says Philadelphia has the most expensive suburbs in the country, compared to its urban areas.
The difference is $13,859 a year.
That's based on parents with two children who own a home.
Most of the higher cost in our area is due to suburban property taxes and mortgage payments.
Homes are typically 500-square-feet larger there in the suburbs.
Child care is only 10 percent more expensive in the Philadelphia suburbs.