CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – For many of us, a car is essential to our daily lives, but it can be expensive. Compared to other states, though, we’re right in the middle.
Massachusetts ranked 22nd out of the 50 states in a study that looked at the price of gas, insurance and car repairs. Interestingly, our neighbor, Connecticut, ranked in the top ten most expensive states to have a car, and just north of us, New Hampshire is one of the top ten cheapest states.
22News compared the data and found that Massachusetts had lower gas prices than many of the cheaper states, but insurance was noticeably higher at $984.
Linda McVey of Belchertown said, “You rely on your car for everything. To get to your job, to get your groceries, to go down the street to visit people, so it should cost you less to drive your car. It could be able 15 percent less and nobody would lose.”
The average Massachusetts resident spends 2,169 dollars on a car.
If you’d like to compare all the data in the study, click here.