There are a number of ways to estimate the cost of our daily commutes: the time we spend, the money we spend, the fuel we burn, the wear and tear on our cars, the CO2 our cars emit, and so on. Provide a little information about your commute, and this calculator will give it a stab for you. The answers might surprise you.
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Select your car from the menus below to look up your car's EPA-rated in-city fuel economy, or you may enter your car's fuel economy directly if you know it.
How would you rate your car's reliability? Do you spend a lot on maintenance?
Enter the addresses of the start and end points of your commute. You can enter things like "46220", "Children's Museum of Indianapolis", or a full address. The distance and time it takes will be calculated for you.
A recent national average gasoline price has been filled in, or you may enter the price you pay locally.
This estimate assumes fuel at the given price plus 3¢/mile for maintenance, but it does not include other expenses such as parking, insurance, or the value of your time!