Do We Treat Our Cars Better Than We Treat Ourselves?
by Ozzie Zehner
Streetblog’s Anne Lutz Fernandez added up some recent numbers to ponder:
- The average American spends nearly as many dollars annually on the well-being of each vehicle—$2,536 for repairs, maintenance, and insurance—as on each member of the family, whose allocation for healthcare and insurance is $2,747.
- 13 percent of a home’s value is accounted for by its garage. (Again, think about tax and insurance implications.)
- The average American adult spends 18.5 hours per week on the road, much of this driving solo, compared to the 6.7 hours per week spent preparing meals and caring for children and only 2.2 hours per week exercising.
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