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Car rentals in Los Angeles are 50 percent cheaper than they are in New York

Apr 01, 2013 8:59 am

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The popularity of car rentals can largely depend on the layout of the city and NYC makes it much easier to get by without one that its West Coast peers.

— Samantha Shankman

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Here’s another reason to love L.A.: Car rental rates in the City of Angels are among the lowest of any major city in the country.

The average car rental rate in Los Angeles over the last 12 months was $30 a day, according to a survey by Cheapcarrental.net. Los Angeles had the third cheapest rate of the nation’s 50 top destinations in the study.

The most expensive rates were found in New York, where the average price was $72 a day.

But rental rates aren’t the only consideration when driving.

The average price of a regular gallon of gas in Los Angeles last week was $4.10, while a gallon of regular sold for an average of $4.01 in New York, according to the American Automobile Assn.

According to the car rental study, visitors get the best deal in Milwaukee, where car rental rates were $27 a day and gas prices were at an average of $3.73 a gallon.

(c)2013 Los Angeles Times. Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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