That's a very vague question because there are so many factors that determine cost of rent. If you are asking about South Philly you really do better running a few searches.. The rent in South Philly runs a little high because there are more owners then renters. If you mean West Philly around University the neighborhood is diverse,so is the rent you have low and high rent areas lumped together. It's best to make a list of the features you want do a search after running a search or two you will get an idea of the range and what it will cost to rent a apartment of your dreams. The prices vary area,features, private landlord,complex or real estate company you deal with.