The True Cost of Driving Calculator helps drivers calculate the full impact of driving a car. The two sections of the calculator, Direct Driver’s Expenses and Indirect Costs, show you that you pay only some of the costs of driving directly, and other costs are absorbed by society, such as impacts on road maintenance, pollution, and noise. By helping drivers calculate their True Cost of Driving, Cruz511 encourages drivers to look at all the impacts of their transportation choices.
Calculate the Cost of Your Commute
A list of resources and basic assumptions used to create this calculator can be found here.
Other Tools that Measure Transportation Impacts
- Money is not the only way to measure the impact of your commute. Driving cars also produces greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2). To calculate your CO2 impact, go to the EPA’s Kids Greenhouse Gas Calculator.
- The American Public Transit Association offers this calculator to help you compare the price of using public transportation with the cost of driving.
- Compare side by side the impacts of various vehicles in terms of gas mileage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and safety at fueleconomy.gov