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.
STANDING COSTS Those that don't depend on the travelled distance, and one must pay to have the car ready for running
Depreciation of the vehicle
Car acquisition date
Commercial value of the car when you bought it
if new, the price you paid for the car
if used, the commercial value the car had when you acquired it
Commercial value of the car today
if you sell it now, how much would you get?
Vehicle insurance and Breakdown cover
monthly
quarterly
half‑yearly
yearly
Car finance
Did you use car finance to acquire the vehicle? yes no
Financed amount:
How much did you borrow?
Credit period / number of credit instalments months
Average amount per each instalment €/month
Residual value:
At the end of the credit period, how much you still need to pay or you have paid?
National Car Test (NCT)
How many times have you taken your car to vehicle inspection? times
Average cost per each vehicle inspection
Vehicle Excise Duty (Motor tax)
Motor tax for your car:
payment made to the state
€/year
1/3
RUNNING COSTS Those that depend on the travelled distance
Fuel
Petrol, diesel, LPG, electricity Calculations based on :
km Euros
€ per
Considering you drive to work? yes no
Day(s) per week you drive to work days/week
Kilometres you drive between home and workplace (just one way)   km
Kilometres you drive on average during the days you don't take your car to workplace:
for example per each weekend  
km
Kilometres you drive km per
Fuel efficiency of your vehicle l/100km
Average price you pay for the fuel €/ltr
Maintenance
Average cost on maintenance and Breakdown cover:
engine oil substitution, filters, lights, tires, breaks, air conditioning, steering alignment, etc.
€/year
Repairs and improvements
Average cost on repairs and improvements:
car parts, modifications, malfunctioning repairing, dents, collisions, tuning, etc.
€/year
Parking
Average cost with car parking:
parking meters in the city, renting a parking space, underground or overground parking lots in public buildings, shopping centres, airports, bus or train stations or any other infrastructures.
€/month
Tolls
Average amount spent with tolls
bridges, tunnels, motorways and congestion charges to gain access to city-centre
Calculation based on day?
yes no
Think even about the rare trips you make to the exterior of your town or to the countryside, or on the receipts of any kind of electronic toll collection € per
Daily amount you spend with tolls € during
days per month
Fines
Average amount paid in traffic tickets:
think in the last few years how much you paid in any kind of traffic tickets (illegal parking, speed limit violation, mobile-phone, etc.)
€ per
Washing and cleaning
Average washing and valet bill:
in service stations and other places
€ per
2/3
ADDITIONAL DATA
Equivalent transport costs, considering you don't own a car
Financial effort
Public transports
How many people older than 4 years old you have in your family (including you) people
What is the average price per person of the public transports monthly season ticket, for your normal daily life
if public transport isn't an option for you, insert 0
Income
What is your net income?
per year
per month
per week
per hour
€/year
Working time

Do you have a job or a worthy occupation?
yes no
Working time:
months/year hours/week
Distance
Considering you drive to work? yes no
Day(s) per week you drive to work   days/week
Kilometres you drive between home and workplace (just one way)   km
Kilometres you drive on average during the days you don't take your car to workplace:
for example per each weekend  
km
Kilometres you drive km per
Time spent in driving
How many minutes you drive from home to workplace? (just one way) min
How many minutes you drive in the days you don't take the car to workplace? min
How many minutes you drive? minutes/day
days/month


Average monthly cost per type




Financial effort


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


   

Automobile costs for Ireland
Average monthly cost per type
Standing costs
Depreciation71.0
Insurance65.1
Loan interests0.0
Inspection5.6
Motor Tax29.4
50% Maintenance30.8
TOTAL
Standing costs
187
Running costs
Fuel141.3
50% Maintenance30.8
Repairs10.0
Parking18.3
Tolls15.8
Fines7.1
Washing9.9
TOTAL
Running costs
218
TOTAL404
Running costs per mile0.24/km
Total costs per mile0.45/km
Kinetic speed38 km/h
Consumer speed18 km/h
Total costs per year for automobile4900