What the cost of owning a car in your country? Is this something most can afford? Estonia. minimum wage: 820

What the cost of owning a car in your country?

Is this something most can afford?

minimum wage: 820€
cheapest you can get a road legal car: ~500€ but about 1000 if you want the car to pass next MOT
Monthly expenses without including gas/repairs: about 40€ for insurance if you have a clean history and had a license over 5 years
add to that gas / repairs: depends, but i'd say roughly 100~150 /mo

i'd say a household of 2 people with minimum wage, can own a car or a single person who makes over 1,2k a month, which is pretty much most jobs abve the most simple ones. So a car is something literally anyone can afford, but people who only commute inside towns and hardly leave the city and also don't make much over minimum salary - soviet immigrants who live in larger towns, it doesn't make sense to own one.

For non immigrants - Estonia is a fairly sparsely popualted country and if you want to visit relatives or, like most Estonians do, have a cottage in the countryside, a car is a must.

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  1. 2 months ago

    I used to have one, and I can't remember how much I would spend, but it is a worthless piece of garbage if you don't use it everyday.

  2. 2 months ago

    another bikecel win

  3. 2 months ago

    This cost my wife and I about 19k USD

    I don't know what that is in eurobux

  4. 2 months ago

    lol I pay 1k€/y just in automobile taxes just to keep the car I own. That's on top of insurance and huge taxes on gas. All heil the socialist workers' paradise of finland

  5. 2 months ago

    Used car market has exploded here since covid. Shit that would cost €1k in 2019 is €3k now.

  6. 2 months ago

    cheap af.
    used driveable cars can be had for 500ish
    minimum insurrance is like 20/month
    fuel is kinda expensive but the cheaper cars are usually 1,6 diesels who use 5L/100km (47mpg)
    lisense is getting expensive at 2000€+ for one

  7. 2 months ago

    just fuel, insurance here is around 200e/year so it's a non-cost really
    there are no additional taxes on having a tax (though there is a tax is fuel price used for road development) and the car itself is gotten from Germany for free if you know what I mean

    • 2 months ago

      >on having a tax
      on having a car*

  8. 2 months ago

    >yuropoors can get good used cars for a few grand

    • 2 months ago

      actually less than that

    • 2 months ago

      side effect on the goverment enforced car recycling fee. its currently at 300€ here, you return a car to a recycling plant they will give you 300 if its a frame with a barely readable vin or a 2014 car thats slightly dented no fricks given.
      this makes every boomer with an old car think
      >oh frick its scrap
      >i could haul it to the closest recycling plant and get 300, rent of trailer to do so is about the same...
      >or put it to sale for 40
      >i buy it and fix the minor issue

  9. 2 months ago

    Used cars in good condition, are usually cheaper in wealthier countries.

    People keep their cars in better shape, buy new ones more often and there is less of a market for cheap used cars.

    Ex. much of used cars sold in Estonia come from Germany and Sweden. But that's for dealerships that sell used cars. Some people even go out of their way to actually go and buy a used car from abroad.

    Same way, pre war, there used to be a market for used cars from Estonia to be sold to Russia.

    So far, we luckly don't have any additional car ownership taxes, but it's in the works for next year and many are upset, since technically the tax from gas sales also goes towards the same goals as that proposed car tax will.

  10. 2 months ago

    Minimum wage: 986€.
    License fee: 700€ every two years
    Taxes: 66€-678.6€ per year depending on emission
    Insurance: 30€-60€ per month depending on the company
    Parking fee: 60€-300€ per month depending on the area
    Current gasoline price: 1€ per liter

    • 2 months ago

      >License fee: 700€ every two years
      type of car500€-800€

    • 2 months ago

      What's the difference between a license fee and taxes?

  11. 2 months ago

    It's not affordable, but people still buy cars. Most people are not economically conscious. Eurostat has detailed map about Mobilisation, so the question is meaningless.

    • 2 months ago

      Statistics is one thing. The reasons behind it can vary from palce to palce and also, people outside of eu come here.

  12. 2 months ago

    I pay around ~500 USD/year in taxes, but i gave up paying for insurance, it would cost around ~500 USD/year, but it makes no sense to pay, since i only use the car once each two weeks (i work from home)

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