Parking is expensive in San Francisco, but small beans compared to other cities
There is no doubt that parking a car in San Francisco is pretty expensive — but city motorists might want to be appreciative they don’t live in London.
At $375 a month, San Francisco ranks as the third most expensive city in the country when it comes to parking a vehicle, behind just New York City (which had the two-costliest locations — Midtown and Downtown Manhattan), and Boston, according to the latest parking survey released by Collier’s International, a commercial brokerage firm.
However, the amount locals pay to park here is a mere pittance compared to what the rates are internationally. Londoners pay a whopping $1,083 a month to park, and residents of Zurich and Hong Kong pay $822 and $744 respectively. In fact, the $541 that Midtown Manhattanites pay a month to park ranks a distant 17th on the global list, the study said.
Finding a spot may be tough in San Francisco, but its clearly not as brutal on the wallet as other international cities.