Slightly off topic but associated:
What if you had to pay as much a month to park your car as lots of people around the country pay in monthly rent on their apartments? Welcome to New York City.
Midtown and downtown Manhattan are the two most expensive places in the USA to park, with median monthly rates at $541 and $533, respectively, says Colliers International's annual survey of parking rates in North America. In third place is Boston at $438, 19% less per month than midtown Manhattan and well above the national average of $155.22.
There's no shortage of cities with eye-popping downtown parking rates. Rounding out the top 10 most expensive central business districts for monthly parking rates are San Francisco at $375; Philadelphia at$304; Seattle at $294; Chicago at $289; Washington at $260; Honolulu at$217; and Los Angeles at $210. If you're looking for cheap cities, go no father than Reno, which has a monthly rate of $45; Phoenix at $50, and Bakersfield, Calif., at $53.
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.