The 10 Cities Where Everyone Should Stop Driving Their Car

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With gas prices staying high, and the economic recovery stalling, American’s are doing what they can to cut down on costs. In a new report, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has found that on average, using public transport instead of a car can save you $830 a month, and $9,956 annually. 

The study calculated the savings individuals in two-person households could make in 20 American cities, by comparing gas prices, maintenance fees, and unreserved parking rates for cars, against money spent on a monthly metro card.  

Note: The study factors in August 10, 2011, average national gas price of $3.64 per gallon

#10 San Diego

Monthly savings: $863

Annual savings: $10.360

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#9 Minneapolis

Monthly savings: $884

Annual savings: $10,610

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#8 Los Angeles

Monthly savings: $891

Annual savings: $10,692

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#7 Honolulu

Monthly savings: $945

Annual savings: $11,377

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#6 Chicago

Monthly savings: $976

Annual savings: $11,716

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#5 Philadelphia

Monthly savings: $977

Annual savings: $11,729

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#4 Seattle

Monthly savings: $995

Annual savings: $11,939

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#3 San Francisco

Monthly savings: $1,088

Annual savings: $13,060

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#2 Boston

Monthly savings: $1,131

Annual savings: $13,575

Source: American Public Transportation Association

#1 New York

Monthly savings: $1,220

Annual savings: $14,643

Source: American Public Transportation Association

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