Los Angeles drivers spend roughly 85 hours per year searching for parking, study finds

- Can't find parking? You're not alone. Los Angeles drivers spend roughly 85 hours a year searching for a place to park, according to a new study.

Transportation analytics company INRIX published a study that found, on average, U.S. drivers spend 17 hours per year searching for parking at a cost of $345 per driver in wasted time, fuel and emissions.

Drivers in New York endure the worst challenges. On average, drivers spend 107 hours per year searching for a parking spot at a cost $2,243 per driver in wasted time, fuel and emissions, amounting to $4.3 billion in costs to the city as a whole.

Los Angeles drivers followed New York with the most painful parking experience, spending an average of 85 hours each year looking for a parking spot and a cost of $1,785.

San Francisco trailed Los Angeles (83 hours - $1,735), followed by Washington D.C. (65 hours - $1,367), Seattle (58 hours - $1,205), Chicago (56 hours - $1,174), Boston (53 hours - $1,111), Atlanta (50 hours - $1,043), Dallas (48 hours - $995) and Detroit (35 hours - $731).

The study combined data from the INRIX Parking database of 100,000 locations across 8,700 cities in more than 100 countries.

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