TABLE 6-2b Average Cost per Mile of Owning and Operating an Automobile: 1992-2002

TABLE 6-2b Average Cost per Mile of Owning and Operating an Automobile: 1992-2002

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Variable 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.14 0.12
Fixed 0.30 0.29 0.30 0.32 0.33 0.34 0.35 0.36 0.37 0.37 0.38
Total costs 0.39 0.38 0.39 0.42 0.43 0.45 0.46 0.47 0.49 0.51 0.50

NOTE: Data are the cost per mile based on 15,000 miles per year.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), calculations based on USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2003, table 3-14, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of March 2004.