Car Costs Calculator

The average total costs in is $4428 per year, representing 1.1 months of average salary. Find the true cost of owning a car in the USA.

  • Standing costs
    • Depreciation of the vehicle
    • Vehicle insurance and breakdown coverage
    • Car finance
    • Vehicle inspection
    • Vehicle Excise Tax (Auto taxes, if applicable)
  • Running costs
    • Fuel
    • Maintenance
    • Repairs and improvements
    • Parking
    • Tolls
    • Traffic fines
    • Washing and cleaning
  • Additional data
    • Public transports
    • Income
    • Working time
    • Distance
    • Time spent in driving

1. Standing costs

Those that don't depend on the traveled distance, and one must pay to have the car available for use

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$/year

2. Running costs

Those that depend on the traveled distance

days/week
mi
mi
mi per
mpg(US)
$/gallon
$ per
$/year
$/year
$/month
$ per
$ during days per month
$ per
$ per

3. Public transports & Financial effort

$
$/year
months/year hours/week
days/week
mi
mi
mi per
min
min
minutes per day, during days per month

Your car costs

$#

per

$

in months of possession

#

of your income

Costs month

Standing costs
  • Depreciation of the vehicle
  • Vehicle insurance and breakdown coverage
  • Car finance
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle Excise Tax (Auto taxes, if applicable)
Running costs
  • Fuel
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs and improvements
  • Parking
  • Tolls
  • Traffic fines
  • Washing and cleaning

Standing costs

TOTAL - Standing costs

Running costs

TOTAL - Running costs

TOTAL

Costs
Running costs per kilometre
Total costs per kilometre
Standing costs
Running costs

TOTAL

Financial effort

Net income per year vs Total costs per year for automobile
  • Net income per year
  • Total costs per year for automobile
per year

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

Your car costs vs Public transportation for your family for daily life vs Uber
  • Your car costs
  • Public transportation for your family for daily life
  • Taxi transportation
  • Other public transportation
  • Uber
  • Other public transportation
Monthly amount

TOTAL

Monthly amount

TOTAL

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