A study by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts suggests the City of Philadelphia may be more competitive on local taxes compared to its neighboring municipalities.
According to the study, "Residential Taxes: A Narrowing Gap Between Philadelphia and its Suburbs," the residential tax burden fell in Philadelphia from 2000 to 2012, but rose in many suburbs.
The study examined state and local tax burdens, with the goal of determining how much a hypothetical home-owning family paid in the city compared to the suburbs, according to the Pew Charitable Trust.
The study examined 237 municipalities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
According to the study, in 2012, the highest average tax burdens in the region were paid by individuals who commuted from the Pennsylvania suburbs to jobs in the city.
You can download the full study on the Pew Charitable Trusts website.
The Pew Charitable Trusts website also offers an interactive link so that you can compare the tax burden of your city to that of Philadelphia.