The city of Anchorage, in Alaska, is the most expensive destination in the United States to rent a car this summeraccording to a new survey from Cheapcarrental.net, who compared car rental rates at the top 100 US airports for the month of August 2022.
With a average rate of $949 per week for the most affordable rental car, Anchorage leads the ranking. Spokane, Washington came in as the second most expensive destination, with rates starting at $765 per week, while Portland, Maine rounds out the podium at $737 per week.
According to the survey, car rental rates are now significantly cheaper compared to a year ago, when car rental shortages led to historically high prices in many destinations. On average, customers have to spend around 15% less compared to August 2021.
In certain destinations such as Austin, Honolulu or Jacksonville, fares drop even more than 40%.
The most affordable destinations to rent a car this summer are Palm Beach, Jacksonville, and Fort Myers, all in Florida, where you can find a rental car for less than $300 a week.
Below are the 10 most expensive destinations to rent a car this summer. The prices shown reflect the average weekly rates (Sunday to Saturday) for the most affordable rental car for the period August 1 to August 31, 2022. Only car rental companies located directly at the airport were considered. destination or at the respective airport car rental center for the survey.
1. Anchorage (ANC) $949
2. Spokane (GEG) $765
3. Portland (PWM) $737
4. Little Rock (LIT) $627
5. Fayetteville (XNA) $626
6. Charleston (CHS) $616
7. Lihue (LIH) $607
8. Albany (ALB) $576
9. Des Moines (DSM) $573
10. Minneapolis (MSP) $571
To see the full results of the survey, go here.
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