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Owning a car opens a permanent hole in your wallet. - Anonymous


Vehicle Cost - The Price to Buy It

The base vehicle cost per mile is the only operating cost that continues to go down the farther the vehicle is driven.

Vehicle Cost Per One Mile

Price / Miles 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000
$ 30000.00 0.60 0.30 0.20 0.15 0.12 0.10
$ 27500.00 0.55 0.28 0.18 0.14 0.11 0.09
$ 25000.00 0.50 0.25 0.17 0.13 0.10 0.08
$ 22500.00 0.45 0.23 0.15 0.11 0.09 0.08
$ 20000.00 0.40 0.20 0.13 0.10 0.08 0.07
$ 17500.00 0.35 0.18 0.12 0.09 0.07 0.06
$ 15000.00 0.30 0.15 0.10 0.08 0.06 0.05
$ 12500.00 0.25 0.13 0.08 0.06 0.05 0.04
$ 10000.00 0.20 0.10 0.07 0.05 0.04 0.03
$ 7500.00 0.15 0.08 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.03
$ 5000.00 0.10 0.05 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02

What just a vehicle all by itself costs to drive.


Vehicle Miles Per Cost

Price / Cost $ 100.00 $ 10.00 $ 1.00 $ 0.50 $ 0.25 $ 0.10 $ 0.05
$ 30000.00 300 3000 30000 60000 120000 300000 600000
$ 27500.00 275 2750 27500 55000 110000 275000 550000
$ 25000.00 250 2500 25000 50000 100000 250000 500000
$ 22500.00 225 2250 22500 45000 90000 225000 450000
$ 20000.00 200 2000 20000 40000 80000 200000 400000
$ 17500.00 175 1750 17500 35000 70000 175000 350000
$ 15000.00 150 1500 15000 30000 60000 150000 300000
$ 12500.00 125 1250 12500 25000 50000 125000 250000
$ 10000.00 100 1000 10000 20000 40000 100000 200000
$ 7500.00 75 750 7500 15000 30000 75000 150000
$ 5000.00 50 500 5000 10000 20000 50000 100000

How far a vehicle has to be driven to achieve a given cost per mile.


Fuel Cost - The Price to Fill It Up

Fuel operating costs over selected distances.

Fuel Cost Per Mile

Price / Mileage 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
$ 4.50 0.30 0.23 0.18 0.15 0.13 0.11 0.10
$ 4.25 0.28 0.21 0.17 0.14 0.12 0.11 0.09
$ 4.00 0.27 0.20 0.16 0.13 0.11 0.10 0.09
$ 3.75 0.25 0.19 0.15 0.13 0.11 0.09 0.08
$ 3.50 0.23 0.18 0.14 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.08
$ 3.25 0.22 0.16 0.13 0.11 0.09 0.08 0.07
$ 3.00 0.20 0.15 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.08 0.07

Spent every 2 minutes at 30 miles per hour.

Spent every 1 minute at 60 miles per hour.


Fuel Cost Per 10 Miles

Price / Mileage 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
$ 4.50 3.00 2.25 1.80 1.50 1.29 1.13 1.00
$ 4.25 2.83 2.13 1.70 1.42 1.21 1.06 0.94
$ 4.00 2.67 2.00 1.60 1.33 1.14 1.00 0.89
$ 3.75 2.50 1.88 1.50 1.25 1.07 0.94 0.83
$ 3.50 2.33 1.75 1.40 1.17 1.00 0.88 0.78
$ 3.25 2.17 1.63 1.30 1.08 0.93 0.81 0.72
$ 3.00 2.00 1.50 1.20 1.00 0.86 0.75 0.67

Spent every 20 minutes at 30 miles per hour.

Spent every 10 minutes at 60 miles per hour.


Fuel Cost Per 100 Miles

Price / Mileage 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
$ 4.50 30.00 22.50 18.00 15.00 12.86 11.25 10.00
$ 4.25 28.33 21.25 17.00 14.17 12.14 10.63 9.44
$ 4.00 26.67 20.00 16.00 13.33 11.43 10.00 8.89
$ 3.75 25.00 18.75 15.00 12.50 10.71 9.38 8.33
$ 3.50 23.33 17.50 14.00 11.67 10.00 8.75 7.78
$ 3.25 21.67 16.25 13.00 10.83 9.29 8.13 7.22
$ 3.00 20.00 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.57 7.50 6.67

Spent every 3 hours 20 minutes at 30 miles per hour.

Spent every 1 hour 40 minutes at 60 miles per hour.


Fuel Cost Per 1000 Miles

Price / Mileage 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
$ 4.50 300.00 225.00 180.00 150.00 128.57 112.50 100.00
$ 4.25 283.33 212.50 170.00 141.67 121.43 106.25 94.44
$ 4.00 266.67 200.00 160.00 133.33 114.29 100.00 88.89
$ 3.75 250.00 187.50 150.00 125.00 107.14 93.75 83.33
$ 3.50 233.33 175.00 140.00 116.67 100.00 87.50 77.78
$ 3.25 216.67 162.50 130.00 108.33 92.86 81.25 72.22
$ 3.00 200.00 150.00 120.00 100.00 85.71 75.00 66.67

Fuel Cost Per 10,000 Miles

Price / Mileage 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
$ 4.50 3000.00 2250.00 1800.00 1500.00 1285.71 1125.00 1000.00
$ 4.25 2833.33 2125.00 1700.00 1416.67 1214.29 1062.50 944.44
$ 4.00 2666.67 2000.00 1600.00 1333.33 1142.86 1000.00 888.89
$ 3.75 2500.00 1875.00 1500.00 1250.00 1071.43 937.50 833.33
$ 3.50 2333.33 1750.00 1400.00 1166.67 1000.00 875.00 777.78
$ 3.25 2166.67 1625.00 1300.00 1083.33 928.57 812.50 722.22
$ 3.00 2000.00 1500.00 1200.00 1000.00 857.14 750.00 666.67

Fuel Cost Per 100,000 Miles

Price / Mileage 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
$ 4.50 30000.00 22500.00 18000.00 15000.00 12857.14 11250.00 10000.00
$ 4.25 28333.33 21250.00 17000.00 14166.67 12142.86 10625.00 9444.44
$ 4.00 26666.67 20000.00 16000.00 13333.33 11428.57 10000.00 8888.89
$ 3.75 25000.00 18750.00 15000.00 12500.00 10714.29 9375.00 8333.33
$ 3.50 23333.33 17500.00 14000.00 11666.67 10000.00 8750.00 7777.78
$ 3.25 21666.67 16250.00 13000.00 10833.33 9285.71 8125.00 7222.22
$ 3.00 20000.00 15000.00 12000.00 10000.00 8571.43 7500.00 6666.67

Insurance Cost - The Price to Keep It Safe

The yearly insurance cost is higher if damage to the vehicle itself is covered as well as damage to others.

Insurance Cost Per Mile - One Year

Premium / Mileage 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000
$ 2500.00 0.13 0.10 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.05
$ 2250.00 0.11 0.09 0.08 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.05
$ 2000.00 0.10 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04
$ 1750.00 0.09 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.04
$ 1500.00 0.08 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.03
$ 1250.00 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03
$ 1000.00 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02
$ 750.00 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
$ 500.00 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01

What insuring a vehicle costs per mile every year.


Insurance Cost - Vehicle Lifetime

Premium / Years 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$ 2500.00 7500.00 10000.00 12500.00 15000.00 17500.00 20000.00 22500.00 25000.00
$ 2250.00 6750.00 9000.00 11250.00 13500.00 15750.00 18000.00 20250.00 22500.00
$ 2000.00 6000.00 8000.00 10000.00 12000.00 14000.00 16000.00 18000.00 20000.00
$ 1750.00 5250.00 7000.00 8750.00 10500.00 12250.00 14000.00 15750.00 17500.00
$ 1500.00 4500.00 6000.00 7500.00 9000.00 10500.00 12000.00 13500.00 15000.00
$ 1250.00 3750.00 5000.00 6250.00 7500.00 8750.00 10000.00 11250.00 12500.00
$ 1000.00 3000.00 4000.00 5000.00 6000.00 7000.00 8000.00 9000.00 10000.00
$ 750.00 2250.00 3000.00 3750.00 4500.00 5250.00 6000.00 6750.00 7500.00
$ 500.00 1500.00 2000.00 2500.00 3000.00 3500.00 4000.00 4500.00 5000.00

What insuring a vehicle over several years costs.


Maintenance Cost - The Price to Keep It Running

Expected (eg., oil, filters, tires, brakes, belts) and unexpected (eg., windshield, radiator, starter, water pump) costs.

Maintenance Cost Per Mile - One Year

Cost / Mileage 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 45000 50000
$ 4000.00 0.20 0.16 0.13 0.11 0.10 0.09 0.08
$ 3500.00 0.18 0.14 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.08 0.07
$ 3000.00 0.15 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.08 0.07 0.06
$ 2500.00 0.13 0.10 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.05
$ 2000.00 0.10 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04
$ 1500.00 0.08 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.03
$ 1000.00 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02
$ 500.00 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01

What maintaining a vehicle costs per mile every year.


Maintenance Cost - Vehicle Lifetime

Cost / Years 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$ 4000.00 12000.00 16000.00 20000.00 24000.00 28000.00 32000.00 36000.00 40000.00
$ 3500.00 10500.00 14000.00 17500.00 21000.00 24500.00 28000.00 31500.00 35000.00
$ 3000.00 9000.00 12000.00 15000.00 18000.00 21000.00 24000.00 27000.00 30000.00
$ 2500.00 7500.00 10000.00 12500.00 15000.00 17500.00 20000.00 22500.00 25000.00
$ 2000.00 6000.00 8000.00 10000.00 12000.00 14000.00 16000.00 18000.00 20000.00
$ 1500.00 4500.00 6000.00 7500.00 9000.00 10500.00 12000.00 13500.00 15000.00
$ 1000.00 3000.00 4000.00 5000.00 6000.00 7000.00 8000.00 9000.00 10000.00
$ 500.00 1500.00 2000.00 2500.00 3000.00 3500.00 4000.00 4500.00 5000.00

What maintaining a vehicle over several years costs.