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130 West North Street
Lima, Ohio 45801-4311
Phone: (419) 228-1836
Fax: (419) 228-3891


Unit: cents per mile

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Automobile Ownership -

Cost Per Mile

Value: 57.1 cents
Measurement Period: 2015
Location: National
Categories: Transportation/Personal Vehicle Travel
What is this Indicator?  This indicator shows the average cost per mile for a medium sized sedan as determined by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) at the United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT).
Why this is important?  The average family spends nearly 18 percent of household income on transportation - more than on food, healthcare, or clothing. The annual cost of owning and driving a car as compared to riding public transit, bicycling, or walking is a significant added expense that households incur with each car they own. For the privilege of driving, households realize costs associated with vehicle financing or lease payments, auto insurance, license fees, taxes, maintenance costs, and fuel.
Technical Note:
Source: Research and Innovative Technology Administration
URL of Source:  http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/
Maintained by: Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission