The SHOCKING amount UK drivers spend on parking each year and the most expensive areas – is yours on the list? | The Sun
A study has revealed the most expensive areas for parking in the UK.
The data was collected from Just Park and based on the public's average working from home time as per the Office for National Statistics.
Riverdale Leasing concluded that it costs more than £3,000 a year to park in some areas, a huge cost to motorists on top of inflating fuel prices.
The study took the cost of car parking from the average of the three cheapest spaces in the location’s centre, parking four days per week to account for those working from home.
The City of Westminster took the top spot, with an average cost of £3,684.
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Second place was awarded to Edinburgh, with a total of £3,483 needed to park over the year.
The rest of the top 10 was made up of Islington, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Manchester, Croydon, Oxford and Newport.
As part of a wider study, it was also revealed how much drivers are spending every year in total.
The research looked at the average cost of insurance, fuel, parking, tolls, repairs, servicing and road tax in the 50 most populous areas of the UK.
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The data reveals that British drivers spend a huge £3,800 per year on average without buying the car itself.
The most expensive area to drive in with all these factors considered was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the City of Westminster once again.
The London borough is the most expensive place to drive in the UK at £8,722 per year – that’s £4,922 more than the average.
A large chunk of this comes from the London Congestion Charge, costing £15 a day to drive through the capital’s busiest areas.
Westminster was quite a way ahead of the second most expensive place to drive, which was Liverpool with a £5,505 total cost for the year.
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