2009 Zillow Home Value Index World Series: Phillies vs. Yankees

Welcome to the 2009 Zillow Home Value Index World Series!

The Philadelphia Phillies won last night, sending the 2009 World Series back to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx for Game 6 tomorrow night. The New York Yankees lead, 3-2, but as old-time Yankee Yogi Berra once said in one of his famous Yogi-isms, “It ain’t over till it’s over.

There are so many similarities between these cities and cultural references big and small:

  • Philly cheesesteaks vs. New York cheesecake
  • SEPTA vs. subway
  • Schuylkill vs. Hudson
  • Independence Hall vs. Empire State Building
  • Camden vs. Hoboken
  • Pretzels vs. hot dogs
  • Jersey Shore vs. Hamptons

But, let’s get down to the real metrics. Here’s a little tale of the tape comparison of the two cities and teams:

Teams Phila. Phillies New York Yankees
Payroll $113,004,048 $201,449,289
Forbes Value $496 million $1.5 billion
Cities Philadelphia New York
Median Household income $30,746 $38,293
Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI)
$117,100 $446,500
More Philly Facts More New York facts

Please keep in mind that some of these figures are from the 2000 Census and are part of neighborhood data that we have for most major metropolitan areas of the country. Find your city here and see how the numbers compare.

So, who do you like tomorrow? Yankees or Phillies?