London ‘the most expensive place to run a car in the UK,’ survey finds

London is the most expensive place to own and run a car in the UK, new figures reveal.

The capital’s car users are spending more than twice as much on their vehicles per mile they drive compared to the rest of the country, the data suggests.

And drivers in London are spending £1.56 per mile drive on their vehicles, while according to the survey elsewhere in the UK averages at 74p.

Covering less ground in their vehicles than drivers in every other part of Britain, the data reveals that Londoners get the least for their money when it comes to cars.


The study suggests that Londoners are spending more on their cars per mile than anywhere else in the UK (AFP/Getty Images)

Drivers travel just 166 miles per month on average on average in London, according to the figures.

And those in the Midlands are on average managing to clock up almost 300 miles per month while spending only 62p per mile.

In the north-east of England, it reportedly costs on average £195 to run a car, and drivers spend as little as 71p per mile.

HiyaCar’s survey also found that one in 10 Londoners consider car ownership either too expensive or believe they would never be able to afford one. 

Rob Larmour, co-founder  of HiyaCar, the company that carried out the survey, said: “The finding that Londoners spend on average 200 per cent to run a car is alarming, given how little they are being driven.

“Londoners are paying much more for the privilege of driving, at a point in time when inflation is growing higher than wages, further squeezing consumers.”

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