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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A report has listed Portland among the worst cities for drivers in the U.S.

The WalletHub survey ranked Portland 79th out of 100 on its list of “2019’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in.”

The report compared the 100 largest cities in the country using various “driver-friendliness” metrics, including average gas prices, annual hours in traffic, repair shops per capita and car theft rate.

Portland came in among the worst overall for car theft rate, according to WalletHub.

The report also dinged the Rose City for having among the most days with precipitation in the U.S.

Overall, Portland finished 83rd for safety, 72nd for traffic and infrastructure and 61st for cost of ownership and maintenance, according to WalletHub.

Portland did receive higher marks, coming in 25th, for access to vehicles and maintenance.

Raleigh, North Carolina was ranked as the best city to drive in for 2019. Seattle finished below Portland at 94th. Detroit was number 100.

For more, go to wallethub.com.

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Portland is one of the worst cities to live in, too.

Ronnie Raygun

Glad you don't!

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