Sustainability Infrastructure

These are the cheapest cities for a parking spot in the US

Drivers can park their cars for just $1.50 to $4 in the 10 cheapest cities for parking.

Story at a glance


  • A new ranking from the driver’s education website Zutobi found that Cleveland is the cheapest city to park a car.  

  • Drivers can park their vehicles for three hours for just $1.50 in the city.  

  •  On the other hand, the most expensive place to park a car is New York City.  

Cleveland is the cheapest city in the country for parking, according to a new ranking from the driver’s education site Zutobi.com.  

The report finds that the third-largest city in Ohio has the least expensive rate for three hours of parking, at just $1.50.  

Dallas and Indianapolis tied as the second-cheapest city for parking, according to the ranking.


America is changing faster than ever! Add Changing America to your Facebook or Twitter feed to stay on top of the news.


It only costs drivers $2 to park their vehicles in either city for three hours.  

Memphis, Tenn., and Richmond, Va., tied for fourth-cheapest city for parking. Both cities have a parking rate of $2.50 for three hours.

Meanwhile, New York City is the most expensive place to park. The study found that the minimum a driver can expect to pay to park a vehicle in the Big Apple is $21.  

New York’s ranking should not come as a surprise, given the five boroughs recently tied with Singapore for the priciest city on the planet.

Here are the full lists of the cheapest and most expensive cities to find parking:  

Top 10 cheapest cities to find parking spots: 

Rank City State Lowest Price for 3 Hour Parking 
Cleveland Ohio $1.50 
Dallas Texas $2 
Indianapolis Indiana $2 
Memphis Tennessee $2.50 
Richmond Virginia $2.50 
Columbus Ohio $3 
Orlando Florida $3 
Tulsa Oklahoma $3 
Louisville Kentucky $3.50 
10 Milwaukee Wisconsin $4 
10 Fort Worth Texas $4 
10 Tucson Arizona $4 
10 St. Paul Minnesota $4 
10 Cincinnati Ohio $4 

Top 10 most expensive cities to find parking spots: 

Rank City State Lowest Price for 3 Hour Parking 
New York City New York $21 
Boston Massachusetts $18 
Denver Colorado $16 
Philadelphia Pennsylvania $15 
El Paso Texas $15 
Washington District of Columbia $13.25 
Chicago Illinois $13 
San Francisco California $12 
Jersey City New Jersey $10.25 
10 Seattle Washington $10 
10 Sacramento California $10 
10 Charlotte North Carolina $10 
10 Las Vegas Nevada $10 
10 Tampa Florida $10 
10 Jacksonville Florida $10 
10 Colorado Springs Colorado $10 
10 Toledo Ohio $10 
10 Baton Rouge Louisiana $10