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Public Transportation Getting Pricier

The good news: Using public transportation to commute to work and back is probably 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.

Aside from housing, transportation is one of the largest recurring expenses people face. In major cities, that likely means a fair amount of time packed into the bus, subway or trolley, getting a little too acquainted with your fellow city dwellers.

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 almost $120.

That’s according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank, which analyzes 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.

Here are the 16 most expensive cities in the world for commuting via public transportation each month.

  1. London ($174)
  2. Dublin ($131)
  3. Auckland ($122)
  4. NYC ($117)
  5. Tokyo ($110)
  6. Amsterdam ($108)
  7. Sydney ($108)
  8. Zurich (108)
  9. Melbourne ($105)
  10. Toronto (102)
  11. (Tie) Chicago ($102)
  12. Wellington ($101)
  13. Stockholm ($90)
  14. Frankfurt ($88)
  15. Berlin ($87)
  16. San Francisco ($86)

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