Special Report

The Most Affordable US Cities for Commuters


To find the most affordable metros for gas, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed Clever Real Estate’s The Best and Worst Cities for Commuters in 2022. Clever compared the 50 most populous U.S. metro areas across nine metrics.

The metrics are: annual cost to commute as a percentage of the average income in each metro, annual fuel cost of a workday commute per resident, annual hours lost to traffic/congestion, annual maintenance cost of commuting, distance of commute, average annual insurance premium, how much potential annual income is lost to time spent commuting to work, time to work, average miles per hour achieved during commute. 

Clever used the following sources for its analysis: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Census, the American Automobile Association, the Brookings Institute, INRIX, GasBuddy, and The Zebra.

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