Study: Americans spend nearly $73 billion looking for parking each year

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new study says Americans spend nearly $73 billion annually searching for parking.

Inrix Research found on average, drivers spend 17 hours looking for a parking space at a cost of $345 in wasted time, fuel and emissions.

The study shows New York City leads the way at 107 hours per year, followed by Los Angeles at 85 and San Francisco at 83. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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