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In the City of Bicycles, Portland, It Costs A lot to Rent a Car

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PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 11, 2013 -- Portland was the most expensive U.S. destination to rent a car this past summer. That finding is the result of a new survey from, which compared 50 destinations across the United States. The car rental rates of each destination between the months of June and August 2013 served as the basis of comparison.

In Oregon's most populous city, car renters had to pay an average of $86 per day for the cheapest available rental. That figure is slightly more expensive than the rate in New York City, which ranked second most expensive at an average of $83 per day. In the third costliest city on the survey, Boston, the most affordable car set back renters $75 daily, on average.

Car rental rates came in the lowest in Orlando this summer. There, visitors had to pay a mere $17 per day, on average, for the cheapest available car. Miami and Philadelphia were also kind on car renters' wallets. With average daily rental rates of $19, both cities fell near the bottom of the survey's rankings.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive U.S. destinations in which to rent a car. The prices shown reflect the average daily rate for the cheapest available rental car in each destination during the period spanning June through August 2013. Each destination's main airport was chosen as the Pick Up and Drop Off location.

Portland $86 New York City $83 Boston $75 Denver $65 Chicago $63 Sacramento $62 Buffalo $61 Kansas City $61 Nashville $60 Memphis $59

For the full rankings of the survey, visit Summer 2013 CAr rentals