HeavenWood wrote:JJW wrote:HeavenWood wrote:JJW wrote:COL. Nothing is cheap in Philly. Nothing.
Philly is a lot cheaper than NYC, DC, SF, LA, etc...
I would never use the word cheap attached to Philly. But yes, NYC, DC, SF, LA, Honolulu and the Hamptons are more expensive. Certainly nothing in the south comes close to Philly, not even WPB.
Philly is inexpensive as far as East Coast cities go. It is quite possible to find a nice studio or one-bedroom close to campus for under $1,000. Not Jackson, MS cheap or even Pittsburgh, PA cheap, but far and away from bone-chillingly, Manhattan-esque expensive. Point being, the COL difference between Philadelphia and Chapel Hill is not so big that it should be a factor pushing the OP in one way or the other.
even a little lower