Driving a cheap or middle-range car in Belgium, with charges included, costs on average more than 500 euros a month: 547 euros for a petrol car and 537 euros for a diesel (mileage 20000 km).
This was revealed by the LeasePlan CarCost Index on Saturday. Norway is the most expensive for petrol cars (708 euros) in Europe and the Netherlands is the most expensive for diesel cars (695 euros).
Hungary is the cheapest European country to own a car in (around 360 euros for both fuels).
Even though Belgium is one of the ten most expensive countries for driving a car, maintaining them is cheaper than in other countries in Europe. “It is amazing that Belgium is one of the cheapest for that, just after Turkey and the United Kingdom. This cannot be explained by cheaper labour, like in Turkey”, said LeasePlan.
Petrol costs on average 111 euros a month in Belgium, compared to 71 euros a months for diesel.
The CarCost Index 2016 lists the total cost of owning and maintaining vehicles in 24 European countries and Turkey.
Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)