10 most expensive cities for parking

Unless you live in Calgary, it could be much worse
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Think parking is expensive in your community? Here are the average parking rates for an unreserved spot on a monthly basis:

City Average monthly rate

1. Calgary $456.75

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2. Montreal $330.96

3. Toronto $316.40

4. Edmonton $295.00

5. Vancouver $277.82

6. Ottawa $255.00

7. Victoria $184.80

8. Regina $182.50

9. Halifax $181.60

10. Winnipeg $159.86

Source: Colliers International (2012)

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