Dubai ranks 2nd best city for driving; Mumbai, Karachi among worst

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Dubai - Motorists in Dubai pay less road tax than some of the other rich cities.



By Waheed Abbas

Published: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 10:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10:00 AM

If you think that driving has become tougher and owning a car has become costlier in Dubai, then think twice. A new study has found that Dubai is the second best city in the world to own a car as the emirate scored highly on road congestion, road quality, annual road tax and low cost for fuel and parking, and low road-rage incidents.
According to 2019 Driving Cities Index by Mister Auto, motorists in Dubai pay less road tax than some of the other rich cities such as Perth, Calgary, Vienna, Singapore, London and Sydney etc.
The study by the French company revealed that the emirate also see less road rage than some major European, American and Canadian cities such as Calgary, Ottawa, Zurich, Perth, Vienna, Oslo, Frankfurt, Orlando and others.
Covering 100 cities, the study combines a total of 15 factors to reveal the best and worst cities for car owners to drive-in across the globe. It divides the parameters of the study into three categories that are most important to making a city a good location to drive: infrastructure, safety and costs.

10 cities where cost of petrol affordability is best10 cities where cost of parking is least10 best cities for road quality10 worst cities for road congestion10 cities where road rage is least
Boston
Dubai
San Antonio
Austin
New York
El Paso
Orlando
Seattle
Philadelphia
Detroit
Sydney
New York
Brisbane
Melbourne
Chicago
Boston
Tokyo
San Diego
Seattle
Toronto
Austin
Geneva
Zurich
Basel
Bern
Singapore
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Utrecht
Tokyo
Osaka
Dubai
Mumbai
Kolkata
Ulaanbaatar
Lagos
Bogota
Mexico City
Karachi
Istanbul
St. Petersburg
London
Osaka
Tokyo
Singapore
Dubai
Graz
Copenhagen
Zurich
Dusseldorf
Essen
Basel
Globally, Canadian city of Calgary topped with 100 score followed by Dubai (97.87), Ottawa (96.6), Bern (96.23), El Paso (96.01), Vancouver (95.99), Gothenburg (95.66), Dusseldorf (95.36), Basel (95.28) and Dortmund (95.27).
But the Asian, African and Latin American cities dominate the list of cities where owning a car is quite expensive. The Indian commercial capital Mumbai leads the 100-city table by Mister Auto as it ranked low in sub-indexes of city speed, average car age and daily average road congestions.
Other cities are Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Kolkata, Lagos, Karachi, Bogota (Colombia), Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and Athens.
-waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com


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