Cost of Driving: USA: 1999

All Personal Vehicle Related Expenditures (GDP) $787,987,000,000
Vehicle Miles 2,470,122,000,000
Cost per Vehicle Mile $0.319
Passenger Miles 3,927,495,000,000
Cost per Passenger Mile $0.201
Average Mileage per Personal Vehicle 12,158
Annual Cost per Personal Vehicle $3,878
Calculated from US Department of Commerce and US Department of Transportation Data.

Note: This data differs from that of the American Automobile Association and Hertz Rent-A-Car. Their data is for new cars. This data includes all cars and SUVs in the vehicle fleet, which has an average age of more than 8 years.

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