With Americans losing an average of $869 per year due to time spent in traffic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in, as well as expert commentary.

To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita.

Best Cities for Driving Worst Cities for Driving

1. Corpus Christi, TX 91. Stockton, CA
2. Raleigh, NC 92. Seattle, WA
3. Boise, ID 93. New York, NY
4. Plano, TX 94. Chicago, IL
5. Scottsdale, AZ95. Philadelphia, PA
6. Greensboro, NC 96. Los Angeles, CA
7. Laredo, TX 97. Washington, DC
8. Lubbock, TX 98. Detroit, MI
9. Lincoln, NE 99. San Francisco, CA
10. Jacksonville, FL
100. Oakland, CA

Other Facts: Best vs. Worst

Henderson, Nevada, has the lowest traffic fatality rate (per 100,000 residents), 1.61, which is 23.3 times lower than in Memphis, Tennessee, the city with the highest at 37.53.

Gilbert, Arizona, has the fewest car thefts (per 1,000 residents), 0.58, which is 26.4 times fewer than in Oakland, California, the city with the most at 15.33.

Corpus Christi, Texas, has the lowest average gas price, $3.36 per gallon, which is 1.6 times lower than in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, the cities with the highest at $5.35 per gallon.

St. Petersburg, Florida, has the lowest average parking rate, $0.60 per two hours, which is 69.8 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $41.87 per two hours.

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