Annual figures

    Vehicle Cost Index

    The development of costs for the purchase and utilization of passenger vehicles in comparison to other living expenses.

    The development of costs for the purchase and utilization of passenger vehicles in comparison to other living expenses.

    Mobility is a basic need of humanity. No other means of transport is as suitable for meeting mobility requirements as is the car. In Germany, the car, with more than 80%, represents the lion's share of personal transport. In the new millennium, the car - now more than 100 years old - is more attractive and indispensable than ever. However, driving costs money. The trend of costs for the purchase and use of the car compared to other living expenses is shown in the table below.

    Vehicle Cost Index

    2020 2021
    Vehicle cost index (2015=100) 103,9 112,8
    Motor vehicles 107,9 112,7
    New, including caravans 108,0 113,0
    Used 107,6 111,2
    Motorcycles without e-bikes 107,8 112,8
    Spare parts, accessories, maint. products 99,6 102,3
    Fuels 94,0 115,2
    Diesel 96,5 119,7
    Super 93,1 113,6
    LPG 97,4 119,1
    Repairs, inspections, parking fees etc. 114,6 121,2
    Rental for garage, parking space 104,7 105,7
    Driving school and license fees 125,5 138,3
    Vehicle insurance 101,9 102,2
    Vehicle tax 101,0 102,1
    In comparison:
    Consumer price index (2015=100) 105,8 109,1

    Source: Destatis

    First publication: 6 May 2008

    Last modified: 19 February 2021