California, the most expensive state in the country for car rental companies, has an average annual cost of $2,072 per person per year.
It’s a bit higher in the Northeast, where the cost averages $2.65 per person.
If you are renting a car, you’re probably better off in a bigger city, because you’ll be paying a higher percentage of your gross income.
But if you want to go a little farther and live closer to work, the average rental price in Los Angeles County is $3,000 per year, and in San Francisco it’s $3.75 per person, according to Car2go.com.
The top 10 cities for car rentals per capita: New York, $3k; Los Angeles, $2k; Chicago, $1k; Philadelphia, $925; San Francisco, $965.