WalletHub's Worst and Best Cities to Drive In

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

According to WalletHub’s current study, they came up with 2021’s Best & Worst Cities to drive in. Accompanying the list are videos and expert commentary. See more on their website at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-to-drive-in/13964.

The Best Cities:
1. Raleigh, NC
2. Lincoln, NE
3. Greensboro, NC
4. Winston-Salem, NC
5. Corpus Christi, TX
6. Boise, ID
7. Jacksonville, FL
8. Scottsdale, AZ
9. Tampa, FL
10. Austin, TX
The Worst Cities:
91. San Bernardino, CA
92. Washington, D.C.
93. Baltimore, MD
94. Los Angeles, CA
95. Chicago, IL.
96. NY, NY
97. Philadelphia, PA
98. San Francisco, CA
99. Detroit, MI
100. Oakland, CA

When comparing Best and Worst Cities in which to drive, WalletHub determined Chula Vista, California, has the lowest traffic fatality rate (per 100,000 residents), 2.55, which is 7.8 times lower than in Memphis, Tennessee, the city with the highest at 19.97.

Irvine, California, has the fewest car thefts (per 1,000 residents), 0.56, which is 20.7 times fewer than in Oakland, California, the city with the most at 11.61, and San Antonio has the lowest average gas price, $2.66 per gallon, which is 1.7 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at $4.40 per gallon.

Hialeah, Florida, has the lowest average parking rate, $0.90 per two hours, which is 38.7 times lower than in Boston, the city with the highest at $34.80 per two hours.


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