Parking a car downtown can cost more than a meal out these days. In one Canadian city, it's especially bad. It isn't Vancouver or Toronto, though: It's Calgary.
A survey by Cushman & Wakefield, an international commercial real estate company, found Canada's energy capital has the most expensive downtown monthly parking rates in Canada, the Calgary Herald reports.
And in all of North America, only New York City has higher monthly parking costs, the company found.
Calgary commuters pay an average of $473 a month, compared with a national average of $251 for the top 12 Canadian parking markets, the Herald said.
Cushman & Wakefield didn't have a specific figure for New York, saying its estimate was based on anecdotal evidence.
However, Colliers International's 2012 North American parking survey found New York parking rates averaged US$533 downtown and US$562 midtown, with Calgary second at US$439.
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