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- The US average annual spending on motor vehicles, parts, and gasoline is $2,473.
- Residents of every state spend different amounts on their cars.
- North Dakota residents reported spending the most on their cars, while New York residents spent the least.
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Owning and operating a car can be extremely expensive. Between vehicle purchase prices, car insurance premiums, and the ever-changing price of gasoline, car-owners know that a hefty portion of their paycheck can go towards their daily commute. Residents in some states, however, spend more than others on their cars.
INSIDER’s data team pulled information from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis to calculate motor vehicle spending from adults in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. We also looked at a study by ValuePenguin that found the average annual cost of car insurance premiums in every state. The figures listed in each slide reflect how much Americans spend on motor vehicles and parts, car insurance, and gasoline. Hawaii and New York reported spending the least amount of money annually on cars, while North Dakota and Wyoming reported spending the most.
Here’s what the average person spends on cars annually in every state.
Annual spending on motor vehicles and parts: $1,579
Annual spending on gasoline (and other energy goods): $969
Annual spending on car insurance: $876
Annual spending on motor vehicles and parts: $1,108
Annual spending on gasoline (and other energy goods): $989
Annual spending on car insurance: $812
Annual spending on motor vehicles and parts: $1,498
Annual spending on gasoline (and other energy goods): $908
Annual spending on car insurance: $828
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