This calculator will allow you to find

**the true cost**of owning a car in the**Republic of Ireland**. It will normally give you a good estimate of what you really need to spend to afford owning a car.As your motor bills come in at different points over the year, it's often difficult to really appreciate your total spend on your car. Be realistic on the input values. For unexpected bills, such as accident repairs or fines, think how much you have spent on those items during the last few years. By default these calculations are monthly based. Use the the dot symbol for decimal notation, for example 8.7 kilometres between home and workplace.**Average monthly cost per type**

**Financial effort**

**Equivalent transport costs, considering you don't own a car**

Automobile costs for IrelandAverage monthly cost per type | |

Standing costs | |

Depreciation | € 71.0 |

Insurance | € 65.1 |

Loan interests | € 0.0 |

Inspection | € 5.6 |

Motor Tax | € 29.4 |

50% Maintenance | € 30.8 |

TOTAL Standing costs | € 187 |

Running costs | |

Fuel | € 141.3 |

50% Maintenance | € 30.8 |

Repairs | € 10.0 |

Parking | € 18.3 |

Tolls | € 15.8 |

Fines | € 7.1 |

Washing | € 9.9 |

TOTAL Running costs | € 218 |

TOTAL | € 404 |

Running costs per mile | €0.24/km |

Total costs per mile | €0.45/km |

Kinetic speed | 38 km/h |

Consumer speed | 18 km/h |

Total costs per year for automobile | € 4900 |