By Alex Morell
Transportation is one of the largest recurring expenses people face, only next to housing. In a major metropolis, that likely means a fair amount of time packed into the subway, trolley, or bus getting a little too acquainted with your fellow city dwellers.
The good news: It’s better for the environment, and, depending on where you live, it may be cheaper than owning a car.
The bad news: It can still be really expensive.
In London, the most expensive city in the world for public transportation, you’ll need to shell out nearly $175 for a month of riding the Tube. In New York City, a monthly transit pass costs about $120.
That’s according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank, which analyses the cost of living and compares prices among the largest cities around the world.
The report sources prices from Expatistan, a site that tracks cost-of-living expenses in over 200 countries, for a “monthly ticket public transport” in nearly 50 cities.
The 16 most expensive cities in the world for commuting via public transportation each month.
16. San Francisco, United States — $86.10
15. Berlin, Germany — $87.20
14. Frankfurt, Germany — $88.50
13. Stockholm, Sweden —$90.70
12. Wellington, New Zealand — $101.20
11. Chicago, United States — $102.10
10. Toronto, Canada — $102.70
9. Melbourne, Australia — $105.50
8. Zurich, Switzerland — $108.40
7. Sydney, Australia — $108.40
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands — $108.60
5. Tokyo, Japan — $110.70
4. New York City, United States — $117.70
3. Auckland, New Zealand — $122.90
2. Dublin, Ireland — $131.60
1. London, United Kingdom — $174
Alex Morrell is editor of the Your Money section at Business Insider.
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