While being one of the top 15 most expensive U.S. Metro areas might not seem like something to be proud of, here's some good news to help your day at least a little bit: Philadelphia's rents have gotten cheaper. A month ago, Philadelphia ranked as the twelfth most expensive Metro area in the U.S. Now, it's the thirteenth most expensive with Portland, Oregon taking its former place. This data comes from real estate website Zumper who reported that the median listing price for a one-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia is $1,300/month (3 percent less month-over-month and year-over-year) and $1,400/month for a two-bedroom apartment (6.7 percent less year-over-year). Take a look at how the numbers break down by neighborhood with this map from last summer.
· Zumper National Rent Report: September 2015 [Zumper]
· The Median Rent for a One-Bedroom in Philadelphia, Mapped [Curbed Philly]