If you think you have it bad with the gas prices on the ever increase, the list of the most expensive countries to buy and own a car in might just make you think otherwise. Compared to these countries, if you are in US or Australia, you actually have it pretty easy. Purchase prices of cars can be notably higher in some countries than others. A Scion FR-S or a Mercedes can end up costing you a bomb. But, the initial investment is just the beginning of the string of spending you will be making as a car owner, because even the maintenance costs are sky high when you are in these countries.
Some countries have particularly high taxes in place on cars while some other make up through registration charges in order to control traffic and discourage general increase of cars causing congestions on roads. Taxes for ordinary cars also sometimes match up to the taxes levied on luxury cars in other countries. And then the higher petrol and gas prices also add to the overall cost tag that a car owner ends up with at the end of the year. Which means public transport can be a better idea than investing in a personal car for natives and expats equally.
Also check out our list of Top 15 Most Expensive Countries in the World – 2014, which gives you a rundown of the countries where general prices are relatively higher and where overall living costs can prove to be considerably more than anywhere else in the world.
For now, let’s take a look at which the most expensive countries to buy and own a car are, where expenses can be a tough deal for car enthusiasts and speed junkies!