California and Nevada tied for the most expensive states to own a car in the U.S. UU. Ohio is the least expensive state to own a car, followed by Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine and New Hampshire. Wyoming is the most expensive state to own and operate a car, while New Hampshire has the lowest cost of ownership.
Take a look at the ten most and least expensive states to own a car. Maybe you live in New York (the most expensive state for car insurance) or Idaho (the cheapest state for car insurance). From repair costs to insurance premiums, owning a car is an expense that goes far beyond the purchase price. To determine which states are the most expensive to own a car, Forbes Advisor analyzed gas prices, auto repair costs, auto insurance rates, and monthly auto loan payments in all 50 states.