Recent numbers from the American Community Survey show about 1 in 6 Seattle households don’t have a car.
One of the perks is saving money. KING 5's Ryan Takeo looked into this by going through his own budget. Takeo has been without a car six months.
$282 car payment
$167 for car insurance.
$158 to park downtown.
$100 for gas
That equals $707 – and that doesn’t include the cost of repairs and routine maintenance.
Now that he’s carless, he spends:
$50 for two ORCA cars in his household
$150 for carshare and rideshares
So altogether, that’s a savings of $507 a month.
Earlier Tuesday, Ryan broke down one of the biggest hurdles of going carless: the logistics.