Transit vs. Automobile Costs
The following costs are for a round-trip.
|Fare||$1.75 each way||Gasoline and oil||$.06 / mile|
|Maintenance and tires||$.04 / mile|
|Total: $3.50||Total: $10|
These amounts don't include the fixed cost to own a car. AAA estimates the cost at $12.34 to $17.06 per day (based on 15,000 miles per year). Fixed costs include insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and finance charges.