The Best And Worst US Cities For Commuting

Some cities were built for driving, but some cities (like those started when the horse and buggy was all the rage) are a commuting nightmare. Take a look at some of the best and worst cities to get around in, or make it easier with the city-friendly Prius c.

Based on average cost per year.

2. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River (R.I.-Mass.)

Timothy Burling / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/tburling/8955477328/in/photolist-5CwiLP-8twLe4-9Gcyu3-86cDAH-bPnF8g-eDnapw-8yuPXc-99JmqD-7YGiE9-55QyPb-btpJQ-7aJbNK-7nnEpn-nNzpc1-7aJe3D-9G9FbB-9G9LC8-mUpaj-7KwxC-9G9PE4-GUZ1-gi4BJ-mUpcF-4

Average commute cost per year: $406

3. Richmond, VA

Taber Andrew Bain / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/andrewbain/2198979223/in/photolist-4mjkUT-4mjkKi-dTz15a-dTEDt5-dTED27-dTEDas-dTEDeU-dTz1hK-4HLzXt-on5eY1-bwntjp-92RiZ1-bwnsvp-4GJjBJ-4rAo2F-92NbU2-bwntsV-bwnt8v-bwntdK-bwntpg-55dc9q

Average commute cost per year: $411

4. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Zen Skillicorn / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / flickr.com/skillicorn/4624276646/in/photolist-83CCkG-6sm8pT-6sm7r8-6sqqSu-8wSPUN-e6rqDY-9qZAdj-FfkJ9-FEggM-bTq514-cu5HSN-cu61vY-cu6Sjf-cu5DJ9-cu5YeA-cu5FgY-6sm85g-cu5dBA-cu6Paj-cu6VeG-cu5KwG-83zqCt

Average commute cost per year: $417

5. Cleveland, OH

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Average commute cost per year: $423

6. Rochester, NY

Scott Oves / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/silicon640c/6160823262/in/photolist-8nzykh-6psdW3-9zJAr1-8XX2g9-9nNypC-egkq3N-hRoTD-a4CUU6-6psd4C-5oe7Zn-aopQ7J-ohzWjZ-92QBX4-9cPpxz-7QVuzk-2koP3i-c1NTF

Average commute cost per year: $451

7. Columbus, OH

John Mueller / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/redarrow101/4780603745/in/photolist-8hrQWv-27n2oy-8FKX2i-5TYxJ3-cow5ab-5xgG46-9aPSjx-9uTJbW-9aQQsT-8JeriF-8WFtUp-577MC3-8FeYoZ-32Kx4L-6moRz2-9oLHAM-9YKRTC-pQ9Cr8-8fmn1U-5xmcz1

Average commute cost per year: $451

8. Cincinnati, OH

OverTheRhine / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/overtherhine/5837288851/in/photolist-9EPXmw-4hPKaT-9EPXJs-9EPXaq-9TPCBe-9EPX8E-4faZ2p-PGZA2-9EM1Wn-9EPX6J-9PpaPj-9EM1UK-9EPXwf-ebBhVW-9EPXQL-5CJK1G-2aGYC7-9EPXPG-2aGZ8N-fkwXry-3hpsB6-riuyX

Average commute cost per year: $451

9. Kansas City, MO

Photoguyinmo Swatzell / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / flickr.com/photoguyinmo/5584179916/in/photolist-9iYXex-9H8ViZ-eFiP4e-ryFDpR-6SsCHU-cJ21uG-gQFkp8-7kW6Qg-6yuUzw-8jpZpp-ej4YJJ-9rP3WK-69UdQa-ej4WFY-pkcBp4-6KCD7s-cMVxZG-4VJcwb-8riNck-eZub2H-2D

Average commute cost per year: $498

10. Louisville, KY

Scott Oves / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/silicon640c/5767763977/in/photolist-Q2hjK-4Dxwkm-4GKDME-9MFihv-4GKCb3-9rbVLi-7HXEPm-pt1B1x-eKND22-eL1ffu-6sZQNS-6cYQAY-6zQfai-6h2vow-7Y5MdF-7Y93XS-8tKNBT-8AGTcU-9bphsg-en1j7Y-j2rwn-4pPmLH-h4GRy

Average commute time: 23 Minutes
Average commute cost per year: $521.00

11. Hartford, CT

Bill / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/global-jet/2051525208/in/photolist-48hAYh-fqTCLd-5AZ2z3-9vUzMC-7oq3Z9-9ryTEv-En9Ur-5id7D1-56KtY4-n5HJLk-eH45J9-vyGCF-vyMaW-vyMb5-5WNik7-vyVJS-4r2549-Tyfis-hEniKK-bdw29n-bdvZB8-7pNPX9-7okXsk-7okXQZ-7o

Average commute cost per year: $541

Based on average cost per year.

13. Seattle, WA

Bryce Edwards / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/bryce_edwards/2360672546/in/photolist-4AB4GN-5bQaUt-4ZzAtk-5nVdt8-9AjWbU-55bQeE-6uXyec-fy7ULL-4PQVr4-8RG2qC-9zdsrd-8TR6pU-5DYnbU-7prf7W-5DU5Dg-5xwz4D-6PPhyC-6MnvWn-6BHqF8-6BHshD

Average commute cost per year: $432

14. Miami, FL

Phillip Pessar / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/southbeachcars/16312076735/in/photolist-qRrE7k-9vpfAm-7NBXuj-5peWTT-9zf9up-8HoAWP-67FymB-7NBXyU-bU6nYX-9mTTDG-9f1Zfs-bFcuoL-9rDbDp-9DYY8B-8hBK8Q-9vpfQm-91od8n-9tJrGB-6yTcpx-6Vaj5G-38A98U-9r

Average commute cost per year: $491

15. Tucson, AZ

Dave Bezaire / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/dlbezaire/6883363631/in/photolist-bug3ci-fuQ8cj-9rYauy-9rYbfY-8dTrTi-899Ntw-9sjcef-9sgd8g-9sgcJc-9sgcXt-9rVgiT-bMasnZ-5LV6F5-r6EWar-9mtYV1

Average commute cost per year: $560

16. Raleigh, NC

James Willamor / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/bz3rk/8758322016/in/photolist-hpN3uf-bKoAzg-hpP3KH-8E9upt-bwtUy5-bKoE9D-ekXMqN-9NbXEb-5QhuPM-84eAB7-93YpgN-etyfnL-9eHRax-6Dp1MB-ekWG11-m24cqs-8poEpj-85EDYs-8SpUBn-8T3npx-m22MtH-bbmA6K-n3

Average commute cost per year: $566

17. Dallas, TX

Benjamin Esham / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/bdesham/3259048443/in/photolist-973zko-5NDGrz-5xXxRp-4im9wQ-7qaYyW-5XZtyp-4JMF6V-6aXTcd-6shUV9-6aXAH3-q9kp62-4qaJDY-4rvjDp-qp5qZM-bWoCYR-4uAtRs-4J91c2-qoUqVV-4PfecR-4Pjuwb-7eV3H3-5Duibo-

Average commute cost per year: $592

18. San Jose, CA

Mark Sebastian / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/markjsebastian/6118012633/in/photolist-ajCq1r-ruDhWW-9muNDE-9muNqm-qc5z2H-ay9xuy-8YnDNr-9muN4W-9muLs5-9mrGXR-9mrFJF-ashbDq-7RMCSk-8Z3NAV-3UMYdG-36HKQF-4b3nB2-3SivL-4LuQUc-27BkHT-9z5mDu-9

Average commute cost per year: $620

19. Phoenix, AZ

Martin Ely / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/smartine/5251779730/in/photolist-5G6mTo-915K9o-7ZLpQ4-8A4YAZ-27ttVX-6DMBmN-96sz3K-8nruES-7rKS7k-8nonDe-8XjDWx-4zFZps-a7WfPJ-9cJjQU-8348bW-8347pG-4v9CiF-a9gNeE-5ykWUM-8nrv4d-5ykXfv-94ZSYm-7GbTEQ

Average commute cost per year: $636

20. Oxnard, CA

Ken Lund / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/kenlund/3125694318/in/photolist-5Ld12m-e1St6N-7aZC9n-7cddNa-7aYg9n-7cdaBv-7cgYKw-7aYh7k-7cdadz-7b35YN-7cde8e-7aZDFT-7a6udK-5Ld13w-5Ld12Y-c3T4H3-9V4Adj-5L8KPV-7eMZiK-qjBQJh-7b34Mu-qGcRGZ-Hcr7v-

Average commute cost per year: $678

21. Bridgeport, CT

rik-shaw / CC BY http://2.0 / flickr.com/rjs-yes/14660481310/in/photolist-okuNk9-ekBb9K-cgCQaA-cgBENQ-ekGdjd-x8xsN-bF1XCW-bF1XsU-z3SpX-cgBDe5-ekGWaL-ekGg17-cgByRj-crc5TG-crc5PW-crc5VJ-cgCQwJ-bF1XKE-8NWu5b-7TyCPV-6mCRcu-dSsMbV-6juLVs-xV9

Average commute cost per year: $787

22. Austin, TX

Kumar Appaiah / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / flickr.com/akumar/3200304909/in/photolist-5SNp9R-dhibMx-6eDABp-8XsyTo-5RwUtV-dnYMaa-5z5eDC-9JtRh2-ffZqk4-79y768-8sCtPR-psdqaZ-9BsQ8J-9H49bM-67ekSi-4yYXFA-bZrETU-62Lboe-6HVx6d-8H99c9-6ePv2T-rxRirm-81

Average commute cost per year: $854

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