Michigan is the state that is most known for cars and it is also the state where it is the most expensive to own a car.

It costs Michiganders $15,314.53 over the first three years of owning a car.  These costs include car sales tax, title fees, registration fees, car insurance, gas and car maintenance costs.

Top 3 Most Expensive States

  1. Michigan - $15,314.53
  2. California - $14,451.58
  3. Washington, D.C. - $13,561.06

Top 3 Least Expensive States

  1. New Hampshire - $8,098.00
  2. Missouri - $9,280.24
  3. North Carolina - $9,447.94

Michigan's costs are so high because of several factors.  Firstly, Michigan is a no-fault car insurance state.  That definitely increases costs for drivers, but a few huge costs that Michigan drivers have to swallow that most other drivers don't are the Auto Insurance Requirements like minimum liability and the MCCA fees.

Michigan also has a relatively high gas tax compared to most other states.  In Michigan, we pay about 40 cents in state gas tax per gallon, which is in the top 5 for most expensive state gas taxes.

If you want to find out more about how much it costs to own a car in other states, you can find all of that information here.