The Global Car Index - The Cost Of Buying A Car Around The World

Aside from our homes, cars are typically one of the largest purchases we make, especially when buying a brand new set of wheels. But just how much does it cost, around the world, to purchase a brand new car and run it for a year?

We researched the costs of six different car classes in 24 different countries around the world to find out...

CityCar
FIAT
500
CHEAPEST INDIA £7,049 MOST EXPENSIVE CHINA £21,537 VIEW
SmallCar
VW
GOLF
CHEAPEST INDIA £7,208 MOST EXPENSIVE PORTUGAL £24,254 VIEW
LARGE FAMILYCar
VW
PASSAT
CHEAPEST GREECE £16,830 MOST EXPENSIVE BRAZIL £36,445 VIEW
SUV
VW
TIGUAN
CHEAPEST RUSSIA £17,182 MOST EXPENSIVE PORTUGAL £32,633 VIEW
LUXURYCar
BMW
5 SERIES
CHEAPEST MEXICO £33,221 MOST EXPENSIVE BRAZIL £68,626 VIEW
SportsCar
PORSCHE
911
CHEAPEST CANADA £63,059 MOST EXPENSIVE INDIA £164,768 VIEW

CITY CAR

Comparing the cost of a Fiat 500, just how much money do you need to purchase and run a city car for a year around the world?

TOTAL PRICE

VIEW IN
£7,001-£11,000
£11,001-£13,000
£13,001-£15,000
£15,001+
Country Car Cost Insurance Petrol Road tax Breakdown
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Total
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cost
Running cost
(% of yearly
wage)
Total price
from new
China £ £ £ £ £ £ 20.92% £
Netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.56% £
Japan £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.82% £
Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £ 14.62% £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.03% £
Mexico £ £ £ £ £ £ 22.69% £
Ireland £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.71% £
Brazil £ £ £ £ £ £ 27.86% £
UAE £ £ £ £ £ £ 1.30% £
South Africa £ £ £ £ £ £ 40.30% £
Spain £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.94% £
UK £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.37% £
Greece £ £ £ £ £ £ 18.38% £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £ 14.37% £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.01% £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.86% £
France £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.51% £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.65% £
Germany £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.41% £
Belgium £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.40% £
New Zealand £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.24% £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £ 16.52% £
Poland £ £ £ £ £ £ 10.83% £
India £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.42% £

SMALL CAR

Comparing the cost of a VW Golf, just how much money do you need to purchase and run a small car for a year around the world?

TOTAL PRICE

VIEW IN
£7,001-£14,500
£14,501-£17,000
£17,001-£19,500
£19,501+
Country Car Cost Insurance Petrol Road tax Breakdown
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Total
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cost
Running cost
(% of yearly
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Total price
from new
Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £ 16.58% £
Netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.55% £
Ireland £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.31% £
UAE £ £ £ £ £ £ 1.12% £
Belgium £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.02% £
South Africa £ £ £ £ £ £ 47.30% £
UK £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.46% £
New Zealand £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.09% £
Spain £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.71% £
Japan £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.12% £
France £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.54% £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.70% £
China £ £ £ £ £ £ 19.51% £
brazil £ £ £ £ £ £ 36.27% £
Germany £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.40% £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.27% £
Greece £ £ £ £ £ £ 18.31% £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £ 16.41% £
mexico £ £ £ £ £ £ 23.51% £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £ 3.60% £
poland £ £ £ £ £ £ 10.05% £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £ 16.16% £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.26% £
India £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.14% £

LARGE FAMILY CAR

Comparing the cost of a VW Passat, just how much money do you need to purchase and run a city car for a year around the world?

TOTAL PRICE

VIEW IN
£16,001-£20,000
£20,001-£24,000
£24,001-£28,000
£28,001+
Country Car Cost Insurance Petrol Road tax Breakdown
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Running cost
(% of yearly
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Total price
from new
Brazil £ £ £ £ £ £ 55.51% £
South Africa £ £ £ £ £ £ 9.95% £
Netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £ 9.02% £
India £ £ £ £ £ £ 19.68% £
Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £ 49.00% £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.61% £
France £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.48% £
Ireland £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.48% £
Belgium £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.84% £
New zealand £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.86% £
Germany £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.22% £
japan £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.83% £
UK £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.42% £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.08% £
China £ £ £ £ £ £ 22.16% £
Spain £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.11% £
UAE £ £ £ £ £ £ 1.20% £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £ 17.80% £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £ 18.03% £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.06% £
poland £ £ £ £ £ £ 11.60% £
Mexico £ £ £ £ £ £ 24.91% £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.01% £
Greece £ £ £ £ £ £ 20.83% £

SUV

Comparing the cost of a VW Tiguan, just how much money do you need to purchase and run an SUV for a year around the world?

TOTAL PRICE

VIEW IN
£17,001-£21,000
£21,001-£25,000
£25,001-£29,000
£29,001+
Country Car Cost Insurance Petrol Road tax Breakdown
cover
Total
running
cost
Running cost
(% of yearly
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Total price
from new
Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £ 20.30% £
Netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £ 10.84% £
India £ £ £ £ £ £ 10.18% £
South Africa £ £ £ £ £ £ 9.30% £
France £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.89% £
Ireland £ £ £ £ £ £ 25.39% £
China £ £ £ £ £ £ 40.65% £
brazil £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.79% £
Belgium £ £ £ £ £ £ 52.24% £
japan £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.19% £
Spain £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.60% £
Germany £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.46% £
UK £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.74% £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.19% £
Greece £ £ £ £ £ £ 22.73% £
new zealand £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.07% £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.35% £
UAE £ £ £ £ £ £ 1.23% £
Poland £ £ £ £ £ £ 12.03% £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £ 19.07% £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.47% £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.35% £
Mexico £ £ £ £ £ £ 27.85% £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £ 18.22% £

LUXURY CAR

Comparing the cost of a BMW 5 Series, just how much money do you need to purchase and run a luxury car for a year around the world?

TOTAL PRICE

VIEW IN
£33,001-£41,000
£21,001-£49,000
£49,001-£57,000
£29,001+
Country Car Cost Insurance Petrol Road tax Breakdown
cover
Total
running
cost
Running cost
(% of yearly
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Total price
from new
Brazil £ £ £ £ £ £ 41.63% £
India £ £ £ £ £ £ 9.13% £
Greece £ £ £ £ £ £ 26.74% £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.45% £
New zealand £ £ £ £ £ £ 5.03% £
China £ £ £ £ £ £ 31.71% £
netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £ 10.18% £
Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £ 19.39% £
UAE £ £ £ £ £ £ 1.92% £
South Africa £ £ £ £ £ £ 52.21% £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.40% £
Belgium £ £ £ £ £ £ 9.22% £
Spain £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.01% £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £ 18.95% £
Ireland £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.33% £
Poland £ £ £ £ £ £ 11.19% £
France £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.43% £
Japan £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.22% £
Germany £ £ £ £ £ £ 4.48% £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.94% £
UK £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.01% £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £ 7.38% £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £ 24.40% £
Mexico £ £ £ £ £ £ 47.54% £

SPORTS CAR

Comparing the cost of a Porsche 911, just how much money do you need to purchase and run a sports car for a year around the world?

TOTAL PRICE

VIEW IN
£63,000-£85,000
£85,001-£107,000
£107,001-£129,000
£129,001+
Country Car Cost Insurance Petrol Road tax Breakdown
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Total
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cost
Running cost
(% of yearly
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Total price
from new
India £ £ £ £ £ £ 14.84% £
China £ £ £ £ £ £ 74.23% £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.33% £
Greece £ £ £ £ £ £ 43.91% £
Netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £ 14.97% £
Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £ 36.27% £
new zealand £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.25% £
poland £ £ £ £ £ £ 17.49% £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £ 11.30% £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £ 31.76% £
Spain £ £ £ £ £ £ 12.68% £
belgium £ £ £ £ £ £ 11.82% £
France £ £ £ £ £ £ 16.98% £
South Africa £ £ £ £ £ £ 111.80% £
Brazil £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.75% £
Germany £ £ £ £ £ £ 97.04% £
Japan £ £ £ £ £ £ 8.90% £
UK £ £ £ £ £ £ 15.47% £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £ 55.03% £
UAE £ £ £ £ £ £ 3.40% £
Ireland £ £ £ £ £ £ 18.12% £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £ 6.62% £
Mexico £ £ £ £ £ £ 95.88% £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £ 9.70% £

OVERALL COSTS

Comparing the average cost of buying and running a car for a year in 24 countries around the world?

MOST EXPENSIVE CHEAPEST
Country City car Small car Large family car suv Luxury car Sports car
UK £ £ £ £ £ £
USA £ £ £ £ £ £
France £ £ £ £ £ £
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Germany £ £ £ £ £ £
Italy £ £ £ £ £ £
Russia £ £ £ £ £ £
China £ £ £ £ £ £
India £ £ £ £ £ £
Japan £ £ £ £ £ £
Brazil £ £ £ £ £ £
Poland £ £ £ £ £ £
Romania £ £ £ £ £ £
Netherlands £ £ £ £ £ £
Australia £ £ £ £ £ £
New zealand £ £ £ £ £ £
Canada £ £ £ £ £ £
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Portugal £ £ £ £ £ £
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