The 15 cities with the most expensive commutes, based on the cost of gas

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  • Date: 14-May-2022
  • Source: CNBC
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Gulf
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The 15 cities with the most expensive commutes, based on the cost of gas

With gas prices in the U.S. hitting an all-time average high of on Friday, some commuters may be feeling a budget squeeze worse than others. With gas prices, location matters: The difference in gas expenses for drivers commuting to work in the largest U.S. cities ranges by up to $651 annually per driver, according to a by Clever, an online real estate brokerage service. The most expensive market to drive into work is Riverside, California, with an average annual gas cost of $1,225. In comparison, the cheapest-ranked city is New Orleans, with an average cost of $574. These are the top 15 most expensive metro areas for commuters, based on the average price of gas: Using government data, the study calculated the price of gas in the 50 most populous U.S. metro areas by dividing the average distance to work by the average gas mileage across all light-duty vehicles — 22.9 miles per gallon — then multiplied that by the average gas price per gallon in March. The average annual gas cost for commutes amongst all metro areas is $867. It's worth noting that this amount doesn't include the gas costs for all driving, just commutes to work. The total

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