For more than five decades, the American Automobile Association (AAA) or “Triple A,” has been reporting the total cost of owning and operating an automobile in the United States.
The AAA’s 2018 report found that a typical American household driving about 15,000 per year would spend 58.99 cents per mile for every mile driven. That works out to be $8,848.50 a year to drive a car to work, to the grocery store, and to your child’s afternoon soccer practice.
If it is helpful you can think about it like this. For every $1 you spend on automobile transportation you can go about 1.7 …