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.
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