Ditch car, take transit, save $

Philadelphia ranks 6th in the country for cities where you can save money by getting rid of a car.  This ranking comes from the American Public Transportation Association and assumes that you buy a monthly pass and uses various facts and figures regarding costs of driving and parking from AAA and Colliers International. 

Here are the top 20 cities, ranked in order of how much a 2-person household would save if it got rid of one car.

  City Monthly Yearly
1 New York $1,224 $14,684
2 Boston $1,134 $13,602
3 San Francisco $1,116 $13,393
4 Seattle $1,012 $12,145
5 Chicago $1,006 $12,069
6 Philadelphia $983 $11,795
7 Honolulu $964 $11,573
8 Los Angeles $922 $11,067
9 San Diego $893 $10,717
10 Minneapolis $885 $10,619
11 Portland $877 $10,525
12 Washington, DC $876 $10,514
13 Denver $869 $10,430
14 Baltimore $857 $10,290
15 Cleveland $842 $10,104
16 Miami $813 $9,756
17 Dallas $802 $9,625
18 Atlanta $796 $9,558
19 Pittsburgh $791 $9,491
20 Las Vegas $788 $9,458