Here are the 10 places where it's cheaper to raise a family in the city than a suburb

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When the time comes to raise a family, most people tend to flee cities for suburbs expecting they'll get more bang for their buck.

But a new report from and Zillow reveals 10 popular places in the US where it's actually cheaper to live in a metro area's city rather than suburb, thanks to lower housing and childcare costs.

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 the median home. Read their full methodology here .

Below, check out the 10 cities where a family can save the most compared with the suburbs.

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