Taxes drive driving costs
August 26, 2013
Californians drive fewer miles than the national average, but only in Georgia is it more expensive to put pedal to the metal. (Bankrate)
That’s because of taxes, which should surprise few.
Drivers in this state pay an average of $1,809 in taxes and related fees, according to a detailed report by Bankrate.com., a Florida-based consumer financial services company.
That works out to an annual total cost of $3,966 for residents who drive in the Golden State, while nationally the average is $3,201. Georgians outspend all others for their annual automobile use, forking over $4,233 for the privilege.
Gasoline costs average $980 here, however, lower than the average $1,028.
And drivers log 8,600 miles a year in California, 9,600 elsewhere.