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Well we found out that -- big differences in the stays between how much it costs to own a car over giving yourself.
In some states like Georgia and California are -- going to be paying a lot more.
Then in states like Oregon or Alaska where it's much less.
Is it more expensive and -- Georgia and California because wolf California's very big I know Atlanta doesn't have great public transportation.
What's the main reason.
Well the big driver there's actually taxes and fees and you don't think of Georgia as being a high tax state.
But for some reason a lot of tax burden just happens to fall on drivers there and so.
You know over the course of year they're gonna pay about 19100 dollars in taxes and oh yeah -- first thirty years and while.
On and it is gas is Los Angeles for instance is one of the most expensive places to fuel up.
Is now one of the reasons why it's so expensive and a California.
Well what's interesting about that is so in California the price per gallon is really highly he said but people -- to drive less and other states so.
You know even though like for instance George.
You know the price -- is very reasonable because they tend to drive more than people and other states they're gonna end up paying more over the course of year for gasoline.
Yeah I know in Illinois hourly saying -- Chicago typically has the most expensive gasoline in the nation.
But I -- the end of the year the average driver in Illinois spends not even a thousand dollars to fill up and when you look at it like that.
Your point is correct it seems expensive per gallon but -- -- not -- your car that much evens out in the -- -- -- achieve is to drive and on -- car.
Well -- you -- places Oregon and the reason for that is that there taxes fees are so low.
-- they pay just over a 150 dollars a year and taxes and fees compared to 19100 dollars a year in Georgia itself.
There's a big difference there are people on organs and also drive lasts so even though -- gas costs more they're driving -- you know they're they're paying less overall.
And we can go back to the national average how does that increase stored.
Well you know -- if you if you look at some of these costs like for instance insurance you know we we did some checking -- do.
Now how much that's risen is actually rises about the speed of inflation so about 3% a year.
That people might be be feeling -- more because you know their budgets are being squeezed and so maybe to have the perception that in other costs are going up really quickly.
Expensive to buy a car in many cities like right here in Manhattan it's expensive to park a car.
Now it's plain old expensive just step own the car any tips from Bankrate on how to bring those costs town a little bit.
Well you know people pay a lot of attention to the price at the pump so when they see the price of gas go up they feel worried when they see go down -- feel better.
But a lot of you know your overall costs is going to be based on how much you drive so if you can cut that down.
Five -- by taking public transit by just you know maybe he's consolidating your parents you can really reduce your costs over the course of the year.
Cost -- senior analyst Bankrate dot com thank you for joining us.
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