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Cost of motoring 2018

AA Motoring Costs explained

The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,691.12 according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs. The total is an increase of approximately €20 on the same figure for last year, according to the AA’s calculations. Click here to read more.

If you want to reduce your motoring costs, then don't forget that the AA is currently offering a €100 discount on your car insurance premiums if you take out a policy online.

Cost of Motoring 2018

CO2 Emission Bands Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
a) Motor Tax 120.00 270.00 390.00 570.00 750.00 1200.00
b) Insurance 998.63 1210.34 1348.00 1456.35 1685.43 1945.47
c) Driving Licence 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50
d) Depreciation 1,451.17 1,690.86 2,432.98 3,074.83 5,419.62 8,098.17
e) Interest on Capital 110.83 137.79 188.72 230.65 280.58 421.37
f) Garage/Parking/ Misc. expenses 4,058.70 4,058.70 4,058.70 4,058.70 4,058.70 4,058.70
g) NCT 20.63 20.63 20.63 20.63 20.63 20.63
Euro € 6765.46 7393.82 8444.53 9416.66 12220.46 15749.84
Cost per Kilometre (in cent)
CO2 Emission Bands Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
8,000 84.57 92.42 105.56 117.71 152.76 196.87
16,000 42.28 46.21 52.78 58.85 76.38 98.44
24,000 28.19 30.81 35.19 39.24 50.92 65.62
32,000 21.14 23.11 26.39 29.43 38.19 49.22
Operating Cost per Kilometre (in cent)
CO2 Emission Bands Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
i) Petrol* 9.1771 10.6717 11.2873 13.1667 14.6174 15.8044
j) Oil 0.1000 0.1201 0.1602 0.1802 0.1902 0.2002
k) Tyres 0.0500 1.6717 1.7818 2.4524 2.6626 2.6526
l) Servicing 1.5201 2.0020 2.1822 2.5425 2.6426 2.6526
m) Repairs & Replacements 5.8502 6.1442 6.4764 7.3673 8.4584 9.1090
Total in Cent 16.6974 20.6097 21.8878 25.7091 28.5712 30.4188
           
Total Cost Per Km - Based on 16,000Km
Engine Capacity Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
Standing Charges 47.2130 46.21 52.78 58.85 76.38 98.44
Operating Costs 16.70 20.61 21.89 25.71 28.57 30.42
Euro cent per kilometre 63.91 66.82 74.67 84.56 104.95 128.86

Cost of Motoring 2017

CO2 Emission Bands

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

a) Motor Tax

120.00

270.00

390.00

570.00

750.00

1,200.00

b) Insurance

1,128.39

1,367.62

1,523.16

1645.59

1904.44

2,198.27

c) Driving Licence

5.50

5.50

5.50

5.50

5.50

5.50

d) Depreciation

1,445.39

1,684.12

2,423.29

3,062.58

5,389.03

8,065.01

e) Interest on Capital

110.83

137.79

188.72

230.65

280.58

421.37

f) Garage/Parking/Misc. expenses

4,042.53

4,042.53

4,042.53

4,042.53

4,042.53

4,042.53

g) NCT

20.63

20.63

20.63

20.63

20.63

20.63

Euro €

6,873.27

7,528.19

8,593.83

9,577.48

12,401.72

15,953.31

Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Engine Capacity

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

8,000

85.92

94.10

107.42

119.72

155.02

199.42

16,000

42.96

47.05

53.71

59.86

77.51

99.71

24,000

28.64

31.37

35.81

39.91

51.67

66.47

32,000

21.48

23.53

26.86

29.93

38.76

49.85

Operating Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Engine Capacity

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

i) Petrol*

0.0839

0.0975

0.1032

0.1204

0.1336

0.1445

j) Oil

0.0010

0.0012

0.0016

0.0018

0.0019

0.0020

k) Tyres

0.0005

0.0168

0.0179

0.0246

0.0267

0.0266

l) Servicing

0.0153

0.0201

0.0219

0.0255

0.0265

0.0266

m) Repairs & Replacements

0.0588

0.0608

0.0650

0.0739

0.0849

0.0914

Total in Cent

15.94

19.64

20.96

24.62

27.37

29.11

*131.9c per litre (unleaded) for each cent more, or less, add or subtract


Total Cost Per Km - Based on 16,000Km

Engine Capacity Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
Standing Charges 42.96 47.05 53.71 59.86 77.51 99.71
Operating Costs 15.87 19.64 20.86 24.51 27.24 28.98
Euro cent per kilometre 58.83 66.69 74.57 84.37 104.75 128.69


Cost of Motoring 2016

CO2 Emission Bands

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

a) Motor Tax

120.00

270.00

390.00

570.00

750.00

1,200.00

b) Insurance

1,256.56

1,522.92

1,696.17

1,832.50

2,120.76

2,447.99

c) Driving Licence

5.50

5.50

5.50

5.50

5.50

5.50

d) Depreciation

1,451.19

1,690.88

2,433.02

3,074.88

5,439.71

8,097.40

e) Interest on Capital

110.83

137.79

188.72

230.65

280.58

421.37

f) Garage/Parking/Misc. expenses

4,058.77

4,058.77

4,058.77

4,058.77

4,058.77

4,058.77

g) NCT

20.63

20.63

20.63

20.63

20.63

20.63

Euro €

7,023.48

7,709.49

8,792.81

9,792.93

12,675.95

16,251.66

Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Engine Capacity

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

8,000

87.79

96.33

109.91

122.41

158.45

203.15

16,000

43.90

48.17

54.96

61.21

79.22

101.57

24,000

29.26

32.11

36.64

40.80

52.82

67.72

32,000

21.95

24.08

27.48

30.60

39.61

50.79

Operating Cost per Kilometre (in cent)

Engine Capacity

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

i) Petrol*

0.0835

0.0971

0.1027

0.1198

0.1330

0.1438

j) Oil

0.0010

0.0012

0.0016

0.0018

0.0019

0.0020

k) Tyres

0.0005

0.0167

0.0178

0.0245

0.0266

0.0265

l) Servicing

0.0152

0.0200

0.0218

0.0255

0.0264

0.0265

m) Repairs & Replacements

0.0585

0.0614

0.0647

0.0736

0.0845

0.09

Total in Cent

15.87

19.64

20.85

24.51

27.25

28.97

*127.5c per litre (unleaded) for each cent more, or less, add or subtract


Total Cost Per Km - Based on 16,000Km

Engine Capacity Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
Standing Charges 43.90 48.17 54.96 61.21 79.22 101.57
Operating Costs 15.87 19.64 20.85 24.51 27.23 28.97
Cents per kilometre 59.76 67.81 75.80 85.81 106.47

130.55


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: 
€11,995, €14,995, €19,995, €26,360, €33,995, €43,240 and €44,995 respectively.

  1. Motor Tax: €120, €270, €390, €570, €750, €1,200
  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 -.1% per annum.
  6. Garage/Parking/Misc. Expenses: € 77.75 per week
  7. NCT: €55 after 4 years and thereafter every 2 years
  8. Petrol: 145.3c per litre (Unleaded)
  9. Engine Oil: Allowance is made for variable consumption throughout the car's life and the cost of replacement after oil changes
  10. Tyres: Estimated tyre life 48,000 kilometres
  11. Servicing: general servicing as recommended by the manufacturers.
  12. Repairs and Replacements: estimated on the basis of total cost of repairs, replacements and renovations over eight years or 128,000 kilometres.
  13. AA fuel prices are based on Petrol, not diesel. Although diesel is currently much more popular for new car sales, approximately 63% of private cars still use petrol.

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.