Posted by: transcendingchaos | June 16, 2008

How much does driving cost you?

It’s a lot more than I thought it would be.

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As GOOD magazine reports, if you use a sedan to drive 12,500 miles (20,000 km) a year, it will cost you more than $6,500 annually. If you drive an SUV, you’ll pay more than $8,500.

I don’t think we (me and the husband) pay quite that much for our car each year – we own it outright so we don’t have any payments – but considering that the gas/maintenence costs alone are 14.5 cents per mile, plus we pay about $1,000 or so for insurance . . . suffice to say, it adds up.

I’m glad that I’m able to walk to work and to the grocery store.



  1. And let’s give bike streets a hand. clap, clap, clap…

  2. If you want to work out your costs there’s a useful website – it also has some other thought provoking social costs calculations.

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