A new study by the transportation firm INRIX Inc. shows metro Atlanta motorists pay some of the nation’s highest driving costs. That includes direct costs like parking fees and car ownership (purchase or leasing costs, insurance, fuel, etc.) as well as indirect costs like time and fuel wasted while sitting in traffic.
Add it all up, and Atlanta drivers paid an estimated $11,578 per motorist in 2017 – the eighth-highest cost among 30 U.S. cities studied. New Yorkers paid the most ($18,926), followed by drivers in Los Angeles ($14,834) and San Francisco ($14,625).