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Las Vegas – Paradise, Nevada

Total cost: $3,789

Contributing factors: Gas prices are toward the lower end of the scale in Vegas, at $3.10 per gallon (compared to $3.39 in the Los Angeles metro area), and daily commutes average 30 miles per day. Sin City has the dubious distinction of having the most car thefts per year of the cities on this list, at 746.6 per 100K.

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