You could save $71,000 a year living in a New York suburb instead of the city — here are 9 other places where suburbia could save you thousands

Millennials may be buying homes and starting families later, but they’re still heading to the suburbs, where housing and childcare are cheaper and space is easier to come by.

A new report from and Zillow lists 10 popular places in the US where young families could save the most money living outside an urban center.

To determine how cost of living compares in the country’s 30 largest metros, and Zillow gathered data on three common living expenses — mortgage payments, property taxes, and childcare costs — for a two-child family living in a median-priced home. Read their full methodology here.

Below, check out the 10 places where a family can save the most living in a suburb.

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10. Boston

10. Boston


How much you could save a year: $8,076

Annual cost of childcare: $27,078

Annual cost of housing: $24,483

Median home square footage: 1,666

9. Sacramento, California

9. Sacramento, California

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How much you could save a year: $10,822

Annual cost of childcare: $18,873

Annual cost of housing: $19,555

Median home square footage: 1,683

8. Seattle

8. Seattle

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How much you could save a year: $11,376

Annual cost of childcare: $22,003

Annual cost of housing: $21,289

Median home square footage: 1,816

7. Austin, Texas

7. Austin, Texas

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How much you could save a year: $11,522

Annual cost of childcare: $18,989

Annual cost of housing: $17,279

Median home square footage: 1,988

6. Atlanta

6. Atlanta

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How much you could save a year: $12,557

Annual cost of childcare: $17,236

Annual cost of housing: $13,569

Median home square footage: 1,988

5. San Francisco

5. San Francisco

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How much you could save a year: $12,560

Annual cost of childcare: $26,177

Annual cost of housing: $46,087

Median home square footage: 1,596

4. Washington, DC

4. Washington, DC

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How much you could save a year: $12,832

Annual cost of childcare: $21,660

Annual cost of housing: $21,425

Median home square footage: 1,724

3. Dallas-Forth Worth

3. Dallas-Forth Worth


How much you could save a year: $14,128

Annual cost of childcare: $16,373

Annual cost of housing: $14,342

Median home square footage: 1,893

2. Chicago

2. Chicago


How much you could save a year: $18,472

Annual cost of childcare: $20,386

Annual cost of housing: $28,408

Median home square footage: 1,532

1. New York City

1. New York City


How much you could save a year: $71,237

Annual cost of childcare: $23,253

Annual cost of housing: $28,668

Median home square footage: 1,704

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