14. Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 1.5 million, but “brotherly love” doesn’t come cheap. The cost of living in this city is 26.6% higher than the national average. The standard rent for a one bedroom apartment in Philly is $1,257 a month. A median home value is $199,100 in the metro area. Expect to spend 24% more than the national average on groceries in the land of the cheesesteak.