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Calculate your cost with our calculator below and see the savings from driving to riding the bus.

     
1. Calculate your cost to drive:    
Enter commute days per month:
 
 
Enter parking costs per day:
 
 
Miles driven roundtrip per day:
(Use MapQuest to help you calculate)
 
 
Average vehicle cost per mile:
(rate for gas, insurance, depreciation and maintenance)
 
 
Estimated monthly cost to drive: $
     
2. Calculate your cost riding METRO:    
Bus Routes (select one)

$  x 2 daily
Park & Ride

If yes, enter the miles (roundtrip) driven to the
park and ride location

 
Fare Type
   

Estimated monthly cost to ride METRO:
$
Total estimated monthly savings: $
     
 

 
According to the 2012 edition of the American Automobile Association's (AAA) Your Driving Costs, the average annual cost to drive a passenger vehicle (Sedan) is 59.6 cents a mile or $8,946 for 15,000 miles. Fuel costs were based on $3.357 per gallon, the late-2011 U.S. price from AAA's Fuel Gauge Report.
Here's the breakdown:

Operating Costs      
  Sedan SUV Minivan
Gasoline 14.17¢ 18.65¢
16.15¢
Maintenance 4.47¢ 4.88¢
4.39¢
Tires 1.00¢ 1.27¢
0.81¢
Cost Per Mile
19.64¢ 24.80¢ 21.35¢
 
Ownership Costs
Insurance (full-coverage) $1,001 $934
$888
License, Registration, Taxes $610 $794
$645
Depreciation $3,544 $4,784
$3,868
Finance Charge $846 $1,128
$900
Total Ownership Costs Per Year
$6,000 $7,640
$6,301
Total Ownership Costs Per Day
$16.44 $20.93
$17.26
 
Total Cost Per Year
$8,946 $11,360
$9,504
Total Cost Per Mile
59.6¢ 75.7¢
63.4¢

Your actual commute costs may be higher. These figures are based on late-2011 per gallon price of $3.357. For current average fuel prices click here www.fuelgaugereport.com.

 


Fare Cost
  Regular Discounted
Local $ 1.25 $ 0.60
Zone 1 $ 2.00 $ 1.00
Zone 2 $ 3.25 $ 1.60
Zone 3 $ 3.75 $ 1.85
Zone 4 $ 4.50 $ 2.25