DC office parking isn’t cheap, but it’s no Manhattan

WASHINGTON — Off-street parking in downtown D.C. ranks in the top 10 for hourly and monthly costs, but D.C. parking is a bargain compared to New York.

Parkopedia, a parking app, and Parking Property Advisors, a parking consulting firm, rounded up median rates for hourly, daily and monthly parking in the 40 largest U.S. cities, using data from 650 garages representing more than 300,000 parking spaces.

Most expensive cities for hourly parking

  • New York City, at $27;
  • Chicago, $17;
  • Boston, $16;
  • Philadelphia, $12;
  • D.C., $11.

Most expensive cities for monthly parking

  • New York City, at $616;
  • Boston, $425;
  • San Francisco, $323;
  • Seattle, $289;
  • Philadelphia, $285;
  • D.C., $274;

The city with the cheapest average for hourly and monthly parking downtown parking is St. Louis, at just $2 an hour and $85 a month.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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