You may be surprised to hear that London is not the most expensive city to own and run a car in the UK. To discover a list of some of the most expensive cities to run a car in the UK as well as the two cities in the UK which are more expensive to run a car, than London, simply continue reading.
Kwik Fit found that Birmingham is the most expensive city to run a car in the UK. A fact that you may find shocking. It costs the average motorist in Birmingham £2303.29 to pay for gas, mechanical bills and registration. Which is just over £300 more per year, then the average London motorist pays in order to run their car.
Why is it so costly to own a car in Birmingham? Surprisingly fuel is competitively priced in Birmingham as are insurance policies. The primary reason why it’s so expensive to run a car in Birmingham is that most residents’ parking permits are extremely expensive. For example, in some areas in Birmingham residents are forced to pay £735 per year for a parking permit. Which will allow them to park on the street outside their home. In contrast, in other parts of the UK such as Belfast, resident parking permits only cost £30 per year.
According to Kwik Fit the second most expensive city in the UK to run a car is Manchester. On average Manchester motorists can expect to pay approximately £2163.25 per year to run a car.
The third most expensive city to own and run a car in the UK, should come as no surprise. On average London motorists pay £2000.35 per year on expenses such as gas, registration and mechanics bills.
Belfast is another city in the UK which is expensive to own a car in. In fact, gas and car insurance is actually more expensive in Belfast than it is in Birmingham. Which is the most expensive city to run a car in the UK. However, thankfully parking permits and mechanics bills are affordably priced in Belfast.
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You may be interested to read about the cheapest city in the UK to own a car. A title which goes to the city of Exeter. Those who live in Exeter only spend around £1,675.75 to run a car for a full year. Which is over £500 cheaper than the average amount which Birmingham residents spend on their car per year.
While London is one of the most costly cities to own and run a car, it’s actually more expensive to own a car in Birmingham and Manchester. If you plan on owning a car in Birmingham, it’s a smart idea to own a property which features off street parking such as a garage or an off street drive. As purchasing a residents’ parking permit in Birmingham for a year, can be a pricey task. Which could set you back several hundred pounds.