At $68 Per Day, London Parking Obscures Gas Prices
Sydney ($54.50 a day) and New York ($40) relative bargains by comparison
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
Crowded Hong Kong averages a $40 daily parking charge.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Besides skyrocketing gas prices, there's another reason to ditch your car: the steep cost of parking. The Economist breaks down the cities with the most expensive spots:

  1. London—$1,167 a month, $68 a day
  2. Sydney—$774.76 a month, $54.50 a day
  3. Hong Kong—$742.40 a month, $28.20 a day
  4. New York—$585 a month, $40 a day
  5. Tokyo—$552 a month, $46 a day

Some more parking prices from around the world:

  • Chicago—$310 a month, $30 a day
  • Beijing—$195.89 a month, $6.79 a day
  • Dehli—$174.75 a month, $1.75 a day
  • Paris—$330.80 a month, $43.08 a day
  • Jakarta—$26.07 a month, $1.89 a day