Philadelphia Named Most Expensive Car Rental City

Philadelphia has been named the most expensive car rental city on the cheapest available car, according to a new survey from CheapCarRental.net.

In determining the rankings, the survey compared 50 main destinations in the U.S. based on their car rental rates during the month of August.

In the City of Brotherly Love, car renters will have to pay an average of $83 per rental day for the cheapest available rental car, according to the survey. Seattle finished in second with average rates of $81 while Boston finished third with an average of $81 per rental day.

On the opposite end, the least expensive U.S. car rental city is Orlando with an average rate of only $26 per day. Other Florida destinations, including Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, were at the bottom of the list with daily rates from $28 to $32.

The prices shown reflect the average daily rate for the cheapest available car during the period spanning August 1–31, 2016. For comparative purposes, each city's airport was chosen as the pick-up and drop-off location.

The following tables show the 10 most expensive U.S. car rental destinations and the 10 cheapest rental car destinations:

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities:

- Philadelphia: $83 
- Seattle: $81 
- Boston: $80 
- Chicago: $73 
- Detroit: $71 
- Portland: $69 
- Cincinnati: $67 
- Indianapolis: $61 
- Denver: $61 
- Cleveland: $60

10 Cheapest Cities:

- Charlotte: $43
- Phoenix and Honolulu: $42
- Las Vegas and Los Angeles: $41
- San Diego: $40
- Fort Lauderdale: $32
- Tampa: $30
- Miami: $28
- Orlando: $26