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

2019 2020
Vehicle cost index (2015=100)         105,8 103,9
Motor vehicles 107,1 107,9
New, including caravans 106,9 108,0
Used 107,7 107,6
Motorcycles without e-bikes 107,8 107,8
Spare parts, accessories, maint. products 100,5 99,6
Fuels 104,3 94,0
Diesel 108,4 96,5
Super 103 93,1
Repairs, inspections, parking fees etc. 111,4 114,6
Rental for garage, parking space 103,4 104,7
Driving school and license fees 117,8 125,5
Vehicle insurance 101,2 101,9
Vehicle tax 101,4 101,0
In comparison:
Consumer price index (2015=100)    105,3 105,8
First publication: 6 May 2008

Last modified: 24 February 2021

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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