Aug. 21, 2013
is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and
is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. Bankrate factored in the costs of gasoline, insurance, repairs, taxes and fees. In
, a typical driver spends
per year to operate his or her vehicle. That is almost double the cost in
. The national average is
Georgians spend a lot of time in their cars thanks in part to
sprawling communities and a lack of public transportation. Those long commutes lead to above-average gasoline costs and insurance rates. And
has the highest state automobile taxes and fees in the nation.
Oregonians benefit from the absence of a state sales tax as well as relatively low car insurance costs. Plus, the typical Beaver State resident drives 16% fewer miles than the national average.
round out the five most expensive states.
among the five cheapest states.
Click here to view the findings from all 50 states:
For every state, Bankrate determined total car-ownership costs using median insurance premiums provided by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, average repair costs from CarMD.com and average automobile taxes and fees from Kelley Blue Book. Bankrate estimated average gasoline spending using average pump prices from GasBuddy.com.
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