Which is the state with the highest cost for driving?

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There are lies and then damn lies when it comes to the analysis of statistics and the publication of the results. In this case, a new survey looks at the cost of buying and driving a vehicle in each of the states on the union. The average cost for all states was $3,201 with the costs seen to be rising steadily year on year.

The factors taken into account are the cost of:

  • fuel, i.e. gas, diesel, CNG, etc. — people in larger states tend to drive more miles;
  • insurance;
  • maintenance and repair;
  • taxes and fees — for example, Oregon has no sales tax.

This is the top five with costs average across all the major makes and models of vehicle:

Georgia – $4,233
California – $3,966
Wyoming – $3,938
Rhode Island – $3,913

The lowest five states are:

Oregon – $2,204
Alaska – $2,227
South Dakota – $2,343
Montana – $2,660
Indiana – $2,698
Nevada – $3,886

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