Annual figures

Vehicle Cost Index

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

2015 2016 Change in %
Vehicle Cost Index (2010=100)
Total index 102.9 101.6 -1.3
Motorcycles 104.2 105.5 1.2
Passenger cars 102.2 102.6 1.4
New 101.5 102.2 0.7
Used 105.6 110.1 4.2
Fuels 97.7. 90.6 -7.3
Super 98.4 91.6 -6.9
Diesel 95.8 87.9 -8.2
Spare parts, accessories, maint. products 107.4 107.8 0.4
Repairs, inspections, etc. 113.3 115.6 2.0
Garage rental 105.1 106.0 0.9
Driving school 109.1 111.7 2.4
Vehicle insurance 99.0 101.0 2.0
Vehicle tax 98.0 98.0 0
Price index for non-transport-related services 116.3 118.1 1.5
in comparison:
Cost-of-living (2010=100) 106.9 107.4 0.5
*) partially interim or estimated figures
First publication: 06.05.2008

Last modified: 21.2.2017

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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