NYC Tops U.S. Rental Rates Survey

New York City had the highest rental rates for the cheapest available rental car, according to Cheap Car Rental's survey. Photo via Wikimedia.
New York City had the highest rental rates for the cheapest available rental car, according to Cheap Car Rental's survey. Photo via Wikimedia.

For the cheapest available rental car, New York City had the highest average rate at $76 per day, according to Cheap Car Rental’s recent survey that compared 50 popular U.S. destinations based on their car rental rates from June 2013 to May 2014.

Detroit came in second place with an average daily rate of $69 while Memphis followed close behind with a rate of $67, according to the survey.

With an average rate of $25 per day for the most affordable car, Orlando was ranked as the least expensive U.S. car rental city. According to the survey, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas were also ranked low with an average daily rate fell below $30.

Because costs fluctuate heavily for some of these destinations, the rental prices are average rates, says the company. For example, during the off-season, Miami travelers could find a rental car for less than $20 per day. But during the high season, they may have to pay $60 or more.

Here are the 10 most expensive and 10 least expensive U.S. car rental destinations. Each respective city's airport was chosen as the pickup and drop-off location, according to Cheap Car Rental.

10 most expensive: New York City ($76); Detroit ($69); Memphis ($67); Baltimore ($65); New Orleans ($63); Buffalo ($62); Kansas City ($62); Boston ($62); Charlotte ($60); Houston ($59)

10 least expensive: Orlando ($25); Tampa ($26); Fort Lauderdale ($26); Las Vegas ($27); San Diego ($28); Los Angeles ($29); Miami ($31); Salt Lake City ($36); Philadelphia ($37); Atlanta ($37).

For the survey’s full list of the 50 U.S. cities, visit: http://www.cheapcarrental.net/press/usa2014.html

Comments

  1. Chris [ June 1, 2014 @ 08:06AM ]

    no surprise, it's very expensive to operate a rental company here in NY

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