Saturday, August 31, 2013
What your car costs you, state by state
Bankrate.com has produced a very handy table illustrating the cost of ownership of a typical car in each of the 50 US states. I understand that the same vehicle, covering the same mileage, is used as the basis for the table, so as to compare apples to apples (or should that be Acuras to Zundapps?).
The gap between the most expensive state (Georgia, at $4,223 per annum) and the cheapest (Oregon - $2,204) is much bigger than I expected, with the former no less than 91.6% more expensive than the latter. The average across all 50 states is $3,201 - 45.2% more expensive than the cheapest state, but 24.2% cheaper than the most expensive state.
Go read the whole table for yourself. It's very informative. There are a couple of more detailed reports at the foot, if you're interested.