Philly Best for Young Grads

City of Brotherly Love has many of New York's charms—but at a big discount
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 8:29 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves to a cook after getting a cheese-steak sandwich at Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Cheesesteaks aren’t the only things luring young people to the City of Brotherly Love, MSNBC reports. A survey by and Careerbuilder that factors in the cost of apartments, job opportunities, and the number of 20-somethings, puts Philadelphia—$962 for a one-bedroom compared with $1,520 in NYC— atop its list. The rest of the top 10:

  1. Boston
  2. New York
  3. Phoenix
  4. Chicago
  5. Dallas-Fort Worth
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Houston
  8. Detroit
  9. Atlanta