PHOENIX - According to a Bankrate.com report, it costs the average Arizonan $3,886 per year to operate a motor vehicle. That's the sixth most expensive in the country.
The national average is $3,201 per year.
The report accounted for gas, insurance, repairs, taxes and fees in each state.
Here's a quick breakdown: Georgia is the most expensive at $4,233. That's followed by California, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Nevada and then Arizona.
As far as the cheapest state to maintain your vehicle, it's Oregon at $2,204 per year. The typical Beaver State resident drives about 16 percent fewer miles than the national average. Plus Oregonians don't pay a state sales tax, and their car insurance is lower.
For more information, visit www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/car-ownership-costs-by-state.aspx