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1048. Cost of Owning and Operating an Automobile



 
Item Unit 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
 
    Cost per mile 1 Cents 20.19 19.57 23.97 27.95 31.92 32.35 33.42 31.32 27.20 29.59 32.64 33.40 38.20 40.96 43.64 45.77 45.14 46.65 48.91 51.43 53.08
    Cost per 10,000 miles 1 Dollars 2,019 1,957 2,397 2,795 3,192 3,235 3,342 3,132 2,720 2,959 3,264 3,341 3,820 4,096 4,364 4,577 4,514 4,665 4,891 5,143 5,308
Variable cost Cents/mile 5.8 5.65 5.86 7.62 8.17 8.37 8.36 7.86 8.04 6.52 7.20 7.60 7.90 8.40 9.80 9.10 9.30 9.20 10.00 10.10 10.80
  Gas and oil Cents/mile 4.11 3.89 4.11 5.86 6.27 6.74 6.64 6.19 6.16 4.48 4.80 5.20 5.20 5.40 6.70 6.00 6.00 5.60 6.00 5.90 6.60
  Maintenance Cents/mile 1.03 1.10 1.10 1.12 1.18 1.00 1.04 1.04 1.23 1.37 1.60 1.60 1.90 2.10 2.20 2.20 2.40 2.50 2.60 2.80 2.80
  Tires Cents/mile 0.66 0.66 0.65 0.64 0.72 0.63 0.68 0.63 0.65 0.67 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 1.10 1.40 1.40 1.40
Fixed cost 1 Dollars 1,439 (NA) 1,811 (NA) 2,375 (NA) 2,506 (NA) 1,916 (NA) 2,544 (NA) 3,030 (NA) 3,384 3,667 3,584 3,745 3,891 4,133 4,228
  Insurance Dollars 518 424 483 490 510 449 503 505 503 509 535 573 663 675 726 747 724 697 716 782 809
  License and registration Dollars 74 74 90 82 88 54 102 106 115 130 140 139 151 165 169 179 183 204 211 229 220
  Depreciation Dollars 847 894 942 1,038 1,287 1,356 1,343 1,207 1,253 1,320 1,506 1,784 2,094 2,357 2,543 2,780 2,883 2,988 3,099 3,208 3,268
  Finance charge Dollars (NA) (NA) 296 423 490 539 558 528 570 637 601 565 626 680 779 832 696 695 729 778 793



NA Not available. 1 Beginning 1990, not comparable to previous data.

Source: American Automobile Manufacturers Association. Inc., Detroit, MI, Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures, annual (copyright).



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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