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Average motoring costs up by 21%

  • Insurance up by 30.7%
  • Fuel up by 22.9%
  • Annual running costs up by 21.1%
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Drivers are paying 21% more to run their cars than just a year ago, new research has found.

A Sainsbury's Finance study found that that the average motorist has suffered a 537 (21.1%) increase to their annual motoring budget.

On average we're paying 320.69 more on fuel, while insurance costs have risen by 30.7%.

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Cost of motoring
Item
Insurance
Fuel
Servicing
MoT
Tax
Total**Average cost 2010
623.56
1400
301
54
173.07
2551.63**Average cost 2011
814.80
1720.69
317.25
54.85
181.92
3089.51**Increase
30.7%
22.9%
5.4%
1.6%
5.1%
21.1%**