They say the grass is greener on the other side – but what’s it like to drive there? If your car’s suspension is taking a beating or the congestion at home is withering away your soul, you might be inclined to think that motorists in another country have it better.
But do they?
We took a look at a variety of factors to figure out which nation is arguably the best one for driving in. We gathered data on annual operating costs in relation to disposable income, congestion levels, road quality and road mortality across 25 different countries, then put them all together to form a ranking. Read more about how we did this in our methodology.
Click between the below tabs to see what we found.
World statistics of car costs. Autocosts. 2021.
Do you know the cost of your vehicle? Automobile Association South Africa. 2020.
AA Motoring Running Costs: Petrol. Automobile Association New Zealand. 2021.
Income. OECD Better Life Index, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. 2021.
Traffic Index 2020. TomTom. 2021.
Global Competitiveness Index 2017-18: World Economic Forum. 2018.
Estimated road traffic death rate (per 100 000 population). World Health Organization. 2021.