WalletHub

With gas prices rising over the past six months, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in as well as accompanying videos.

In Ohio, Toledo ranked 44th, Columbus ranked 47th, Cincinnati ranked 55th and Cleveland ranked 85th.

To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita.

Best Cities for Driving Worst Cities for Driving
1 Raleigh, NC 91 Honolulu, HI
2 Orlando, FL 92 New York, NY
3 Lincoln, NE 93 Los Angeles, CA
4 Tampa, FL 94 Seattle, WA
5 Winston-Salem, NC 95 Washington, DC
6 Birmingham, AL 96 Newark, NJ
7 Corpus Christi, TX 97 San Francisco, CA
8 Boise, ID 98 Philadelphia, PA
9 Charlotte, NC 99 Oakland, CA
10 Greensboro, NC 100 Detroit, MI

Best vs. Worst

  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Fort Wayne, Indiana, residents spend the fewest annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter, 9, which is 18.2 times fewer than in Boston, the city where residents spend the most at 164.
  • Gilbert, Arizona, has the fewest car thefts (per 1,000 residents), 0.56, which is 24.4 times fewer than in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the city with the most at 13.69.
  • San Antonio has the lowest average gas price, $2.36 per gallon, which is 1.8 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at $4.13 per gallon.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas and Reno, Nevada, have the lowest average parking rate, $1.00 per two hours, which is 34.4 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $34.40 per two hours.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-to-drive-in/13964/

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