TABLE G-18 Average Cost per Mile of Owning and Operating an Automobile: 1995-2006

TABLE G-18 Average Cost per Mile of Owning and Operating an Automobile: 1995-2006

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  Variable costs Fixed costs Total costs
1995 0.10 0.32 0.42
1996 0.10 0.33 0.43
1997 0.11 0.34 0.45
1998 0.11 0.35 0.46
1999 0.11 0.36 0.47
2000 0.12 0.37 0.49
2001 0.14 0.37 0.51
2002 0.12 0.38 0.50
2003 0.13 0.39 0.52
2004 0.13 0.44 0.56
2005 0.15 0.37 0.52
2006 0.15 0.38 0.52

NOTES: Data may not add to total because of independent rounding. Data are the cost per mile based on 15,000 miles per year and a composite of three current model American automobiles. Variable costs include fuel, maintenance, and tires. Fuel costs are based on a late year average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. Fixed costs (ownership costs) include insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics calculations based on USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2007, table 3-14, available at http://www.bts.gov/ as of August 2007.