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Indian city among most expensive places to own a car

Last updated on: April 9, 2013 12:51 IST

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Real incomes have stagnated in many countries and family budgets are feeling the pinch while petrol prices continue to increase. But petrol prices are just one of the costs of running a car; owners also have to fork out for insurance, road tax and servicing, according to The Economist.

Let's take a look at some cities, including one from India, where owning a car in an expensive expenditure.

Source: The Economist

Note: Purchase price is an average of low- and high-end brands. Running costs include road tax or registration fee, minor repairs, insurance and petrol consumption.

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Shanghai

Country: China

Average price of a family car: $125,000

Average running costs: $20,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: Minus 16.3 per cent

Overall rank: 1

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Sao Paulo

Country: Brazil

Average price of a family car: $103,000

Average running costs: $13,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 23.9 per cent

Overall rank: 2

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New Delhi

Country: India

Average price of a family car: $100,000

Average running costs: $20,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 45.9 per cent

Overall rank: 3

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Rome

Country: Italy

Average price of a family car: $57,000

Average running costs: $14,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 51.3 per cent

Overall rank: 4

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Sydney

Country: Australia

Average price of a family car: $60,000

Average running costs: $8,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 7.2 per cent

Overall rank: 5

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Berlin

Country: Germany

Average price of a family car: $37,000

Average running costs: $14,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 2.1 per cent

Overall rank: 6

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Amsterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Average price of a family car: $36,000

Average running costs: $15,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: Minus 10.6 per cent

Overall rank: 7

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Moscow

Country: Russia

Average price of a family car: $39,000

Average running costs: $12,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: Minus 18.0 per cent

Overall rank: 8

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Paris

Country: France

Average price of a family car: $39,000

Average running costs: $11,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 13.2 per cent

Overall rank: 9

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London

Country: The United Kingdom

Average price of a family car: $32,000

Average running costs: $16,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: Minus 1.5 per cent

Overall rank: 10

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Tokyo

Country: Japan

Average price of a family car: $34,000

Average running costs: $10,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: 3.3 per cent

Overall rank: 11

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New York City

Country: The United States

Average price of a family car: $36,000

Average running costs: $10,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: Minus 8.1 per cent

Overall rank: 12

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Toronto

Country: Canada

Average price of a family car: $37,000

Average running costs: $9,000

Change in total cost since 2005-2007: Minus 6.6 per cent

Overall rank: 13


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