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Per-Mile Costs of Owning and Operating an Automobile (current dollars)

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Changes in methodology in 2004 and 2017 make estimates before and after not comparable. Ownership costs include insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges. Estimates are for new vehicles driven 15,000 miles a year for 5 years. Estimates not available for used vehicles.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-17: Average Cost of Owning and Operating an Automobile, available at as of December 2019.