Midtown and downtown Manhattan are the most expensive places to park in the U.S. at median monthly rates of $541 and $533, respectively, according to an annual survey of North American parking rates by Colliers International.
However, the cost of parking there and across the U.S. barely moved compared to last year, with the median monthly parking rate decreasing by just 0.2% nationally to settle at $155.22. Chicago saw the steepest rise of the major markets at 9.7%.
Canadian monthly parking rates increased by about 3% over 2010 to about $241.59, with Calgary’s rate of $486 coming out on top.
Midtown also topped the list for median daily parking rates at $41, up 2.5% from last year. Other changes in major markets include Washington, up 20%; Houston, up 20.8%, and Boston, up 6.3%. In Canada, Calgary again led the pack at US $25.73.