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Most and Least Expensive
States to Own a Car
NEW YORK — Wyoming is the
most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Iowa is the cheapest,
according to a new Bankrate.com report. Bankrate factored in the annual
costs of gasoline, insurance, and repairs. In Wyoming, a typical driver
spends $2,705 per year to operate his
or her vehicle. In Iowa, the average
driver spends just $1,942 per year.
The national average is $2,223.
While Wyoming has below-aver-age costs for car repairs, gas prices
and insurance, drivers in this state
drive 68 percent more than the typical driver and therefore spend a
whopping $1,588 per year on gas
— more than anywhere else in the
One major reason Iowa is the
cheapest place to operate a vehicle
is because drivers there enjoy the
cheapest car insurance rates in the
country (average of just $630 per
year). Car repairs are also relatively
inexpensive; typical drivers in Iowa
spend just $315 per year.
Louisiana ($2,555), Florida
($2,516), Mississippi ($2,487) and
New Jersey ($2,421) round out the
five most expensive states.
Ohio ($1,973), Illinois ($1,999),
Idaho ($2,001) and Wisconsin
($2,018) join Iowa among the five
Texas ranks in the middle, as the
23rd most expensive state, with a total cost of $2,226 ($364 for repairs,
$1,001 for insurance, and $860 for
view the findings from all 50 states
and Washington, D.C.
BOISE, Idaho — Kirklyn Smith,
an office manager for EzCOI.com,
is nearing what may be a new world’s
He is on track to walk 5,000 miles
in a single year without ever leaving
his desk, a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk,
which is designed to fit an existing
Kirklyn’s website, www.workiwalk.
com, details his daily 24-hour step
count, which tallies as many as 69,356
steps in a day. So far he has walked
3,409 miles in 2014.
SNL Financial on
— Inc. magazine has named
SNL Financial to its annual list
of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the
sixth time. SNL made the 2014
edition of the “Inc. 5000,” with
2013 revenues over $187.9 million, a 61% increase during the
past three years.
The “Inc. 5000” list ranks pri-vately-held companies based on
three-year revenue growth through
2013, and SNL came in at No.
4,413 this year. SNL is the largest
of the eight Charlottesville-based
companies that made the list.