(Tampa, FL - WFLA) Florida is the 16th most expensive state to operate a motor vehice, according to a new report from Bankrate.Com. The report took into account the costs of gas, insurance, repairs, taxes, and fees in each state. Bankrate's first-ever Car Cost Index shows that in some states, lower operating costs more than offset high gas prices.
In Florida it costs an average of $3413 per year to operate a motor vehicle, about $200 above the national average. Auto insurance in Florida is some of the most expensive in the nation, repair costs are also higher than average. Even though gas prices are lowere than average here, Floridians drive more than average. Taxes and fees in the sunshine state are well below average.
Taxes and fees are the main reason that Oregon ranked as the least expensive state, and Georgia the most expensive. The full report is available at http://www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/car-ownership-costs-by-state.aspx