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Cost of motoring 2014

AA Motoring Costs explained

CO2 Emission BandsBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand F
a) Motor Tax 120 270 390 570 750 1,200
b) Insurance 755.51 915.66 1019.88 1101.79 1275.11 1471.86
c) Driving Licence 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
d) Depreciation 1,447 1,686 2,426 3,066 5,424 8,065
e) Interest on Capital 111 138 189 231 281 422
f) Garage/Parking 3,934 3,934 3,934 3,934 3,934 3,934
g) NCT 20.63 20.63 20.63 20.63 20.63 20.63
h) AA Subscription 149 149 149 149 149 149
Euro € 6542.97 7118.54 8133.90 9077.82 11838.95 15267.88

Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Tax bandBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand F
8,000km/pa 117.40 132.16 148.12 168.04 208.68 255.48
16,000km/pa 58.68 66.07 74.04 84.00 104.31 127.72
24,000km/pa 39.13 44.05 49.37 56.01 69.56 85.16
32,000km/pa 29.35 33.04 37.04 42.01 52.17 63.87

Operating Cost per Kilometre (in cent)


Tax bandBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand F
i) Petrol* 10.22 11.58 12.57 14.66 16.28 17.60
j) Oil 0.10 0.12 0.16 0.18 0.19 0.20
k) Tyres 0.05 1.68 1.79 2.46 2.68 2.67
l) Servicing 1.53 2.01 2.19 2.56 2.66 2.67
m) Repairs & Replacements 5.89 6.18 6.50 7.40 8.50 9.15
Total in Cent 17.79 21.58 23.20 27.26 30.31 32.30
*157.4c per litre (unleaded) for each cent more, or less, add or subtract

Total Cost Per Km - Based on 16,000Km

Engine CapacityBand ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand F
Standing Charges 40.89 44.49 50.84 56.74 64.00 95.42
Operating Costs 17.79 21.58 23.20 27.26 30.31 32.30
Cents per kilometre 58.68 66.07 74.04 84.00 104.31 127.72

Notes

All amounts shown in this schedule are in Euros

It should be noted that the figures quoted are average only and where necessary members should substitute actual amounts

For the purpose of this schedule the vehicles have been valued at:
€11,635, €14,545, €19,395, €25,569, €32,975, €41,943 and €43,645 respectively


  1. Motor Tax: €104, €156, €302, €447, €630, €1050, €2100
  2. Insurance (Class 1 ) Average rates for Third Party, fire, Theft policies.
    No allowance is made for no claims discount.
  3. Driving Licence: €55 for 10 year licence
  4. Depreciation : Based on kilometres of 16,000 Kilometres per annum, and assuming an economical life of 128,000 Kilometres or eight years
  5. Interest on Capital; Car value if invested at 0.4% per annum.
  6. Garage/Parking: €75.65 per week
  7. NCT: €50 after 4 years and thereafter every 2 years
  8. AA Subscription: € 149 per annum.
  9. Petrol: 157.4c per litre (Unleaded) as at July 2014, based on AA Monthly Fuel Price Index.
  10. Engine Oil: Allowance is made for variable consumption throughout the car's life and the cost of replacement after oil changes
  11. Tyres: Estimated tyre life 48,000 kilometres
  12. Servicing: general servicing as recommended by the manufacturers.
  13. Repairs and Replacements: estimated on the basis of total cost of repairs, replacements and renovations over eight years or 128,000 kilometres.
  14. AA fuel prices are based on Petrol, not diesel.Over 80% of the private car fleet in Ireland is currently petrol based. This figure may change as the new CO2-based tax system favours diesel usage.

The contents of this publication, produced by the AA as part of it's service to members, are believed correct at the time of printing, but current position may be checked through the AA.

AA Ireland Limited trading as AA Insurance is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.