As car insurance experts, we know that the cost of car insurance can vary significantly from country to country, and when people relocate internationally, they can be surprised by the cost difference.
But whether a country is a great place to drive or not is based on more than just the cost of insurance.
For example, having good quality roads can help reduce road accidents and damage to vehicles, but the best roads in the world may be of little comfort if the cost of petrol makes your grocery trip a financially stressful journey.
We decided to take a look at a variety of factors that can influence a driver’s experience 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.