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A new study from Rivervale Leasing has looked at the average cost of driving, taking into account the average cost of insurance, fuel, parking, tolls, repairs, maintenance and road tax in the 50 most populated regions of the UK.
Rivervale Leasing studied toll road, bridge and tunnel charges, London congestion and the ULEZ zone, and clean air zones to reveal how much drivers spend each year.
With rising fuel prices, rising insurance premiums and sky-high parking prices, driving fun doesn’t come cheap.
Leasing reveals UK drivers spend an average of £3,800 a year – and that’s without buying the car itself.
Riverdale Leasing has discovered the cheapest and most expensive places to drive a car.
The City of Westminster is the most expensive to drive, costing £8.7k a year
It’s no surprise that the London borough is the most expensive place to drive in the UK and costs £4,922 more than average.
Much of this comes from the London Congestion Charge, which costs £15 a day to pass through the capital’s busiest areas.
But even without the Congestion Charge, the City of Westminster remains the most expensive place to drive to.
It is also the most expensive place to park, costing £3,684 a year.
Data identified the ten most expensive UK regions for fees.
The following is based on the zone, followed by the name of the charge or toll and finally the annual tolls, congestion and/or clean air zone charges.
1 City of Westminster; London Congestion Charge; the cost is £3,015.
2 Birmingham; Clean Air Zone Fee; the cost is £1,608.
3 Liverpool; Mersey Tunnels Toll; the cost is £683.
4 Birkenhead; Mersey Tunnels Toll; the cost is £683.
5 Newcastle upon Tyne; Tyne Tunnel Toll; the cost is £683.
6 Plymouth; Tamar bridge toll; the cost is £603.
seven Kingston upon Hull; Humber Bridge Toll; the cost is £543.
8 Bristol; Clifton Suspension Bridge Toll; the cost is £402.
9 Southampton; Itchen Bridge Toll; the cost is £241.
ten Preton; Cartford Bridge Toll; the cost is £201.
Data showed that the ten most expensive UK regions to drive a car are: City of Westminster, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Belfast, Islington, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Croydon.
The data also showed that the ten cheapest UK regions to drive a car are: Crawley, Dudley, Warrington, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Mansfield.
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This notice was published: 2022-08-04 16:45:52