Comparatively speaking, Philadelphia comes in at just over $300 a month, a bargain compared to its northerly neighbors on the East Coast. However, at 10 bucks a day, the city of brotherly love probably has no love for their local parking garages.
Perpetually overcast Seattle isn’t the type of city where you’d want to be caught out in the rain waiting for a bus, which might be one reason why this city’s parking rates are so high.
While there isn’t a whole lot you can do about the price of parking, you can be a whole lot smarter about how you park. There are now plenty of smart phone apps dedicated to finding you a space, some of which actually tap into an elaborate network of technology, and others that provide you with crowd-sourced advice to find the best spot.
Parker also taps into a network of sensors in a handful of large cities, however, many users complain that coverage is currently pretty limited.
While not every city has a sophisticated real-time parking network just yet, there are plenty of other great apps out there to help you out, like BestParking, which is like Yelp for parking spots, giving you a map marked with prices so that you can find the cheapest lot.
There are also plenty of helpful city-specific parking apps, or do a search online to find the best one for your area.