27 Jul '11, 6pm

Australia has some of world’s most expensive parking

Australia has some of world’s most expensive parking

Sydney and Melbourne have some of the most expensive parking rates in the world as both cities try to encourage people to leave their cars at home. The Colliers International Parking Rate Survey has Oslo as the priciest place to park at $US89.04 a day, followed by Copenhagen at US$73.11, then Melbourne on US$69.53 and Sydney at US$67.42. The Indonesian capital Jakarta has the cheapest daily parking of the 156 cities surveyed at just 92 cents. Colliers national director of research Nerida Conisbee said council and government levies had pushed up costs in major Australian cities’ central business districts. “In Sydney and Melbourne’s CBDs councils are actively discouraging people driving into the city,” she said, adding that the strong Australian dollar had also increased the relative cost of parking. Earlier this month, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s biennial cost of liv...

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