Sep 13

Car Rental Rates: 10 Cheapest and Most Expensive Cities

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When it comes to car rental rates not only does it matter which company you go with, but also which city you are in. Thanks to a survey by CheapCarRental.net, we now have a better understanding of the variation in price from American city-to-city.

The survey examined 50 cities throughout the United States, from July until August of 2013. Each cities airport was chosen as the pick-up and drop-off location for the rental. The rates were established at least a week before pick-up date.

Leading the 10 most expensive cities was Portland, OR, and New York City. According to the survey both cities had rates over the $80 mark; that was for the cheapest cars available.

In terms of the 10 cheapest cities in America for rentals Orlando, FL, was the cheapest at $17 for the most affordable car. Florida also had the fourth (Miami), third (Tampa) and second (Ft. Lauderdale) cheapest cities.

The Ten Most Expensive

  1.  Portland $86
  2.  New York City $83
  3.  Boston $75
  4.  Denver $65
  5.  Chicago $63
  6. Sacramento $62
  7.  Buffalo $61
  8. Kansas City $61
  9. Nashville $60
  10. Memphis $59

Ten Cheapest Cities

  1.  Los Angeles $31
  2.  San Diego $27
  3.  Las Vegas $27
  4.  West Palm Beach $23
  5.  Jacksonville $22
  6.  Philadelphia $19
  7.  Miami $19
  8.  Tampa $18
  9. Fort Lauderdale $18
  10. Orlando $17

See where the other 30 cities placed by reading the survey at CheapCarRental.net.


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