Australia Brisbane is the most expensive Australian city to own a car

11:26  08 august  2018
11:26  08 august  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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However, Brisbane is one of the most expensive cities in Australia when it comes to public transport. The costs of entertainment in Brisbane are in line with the average costs in most Australian cities .

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The Australian Automobile Association's latest Transport Affordability Index shows it costs $19,745 to own and run a car in Brisbane for one year.

It's a staggering figure that includes costs such as car loan repayments, fuel, tolls, registration and servicing.

It means overall, transport costs are driving away with a whopping 17 percent of the average household income. That's more than Sydney and Melbourne.

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Rebecca Michael from RACQ wants the government to step in.

"A lot of money being spent by Brisbane motorists on transport," Ms Michael said.

Roads minister Mark Bailey said programs and procedures have been put in place to curb the worrying figures.

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If you're an expatriate living in Australia , Sydney has claim to being the most expensive Australian city , ranking 11th out of 30 of the most expensive cities in the world. Melbourne was 15th, and Perth 19th. Canberra slides in next at 23rd while Brisbane takes 24th.

Brisbane , Australia . Although it is not Australia ’s most expensive city it does arguably have one of the world’s most expensive public transportation systems (trailing only London and Oslo).

"We've got to keep working on it and we certainly will," Mr Bailey said.

Ballooning petrol prices are certainly part of the problem, while toll roads are seeing record use.

In the last 12 months alone, operator Transurban posted $629 million in revenue.

"You've always got to look at what more can be done to improve things for tolling customers, that's why the government has an inquiry," Mr Bailey said.

Motorists sick of being taken for a ride should consider public transport, which costs, on average, $54 a week, where as motorists spend closer to $380.

Brisbane drivers spend more to own and run their car than motorists from any other Australian city. Picture: 9NEWS© 9NEWS Brisbane drivers spend more to own and run their car than motorists from any other Australian city. Picture: 9NEWS Mr Bailey and RACQ agree it's time for people to ditch their car.

"I absolutely want to see more people using our public transport system and that's what we actually starting too see," Mr Bailey said.

"We'd encourage motorists to take the bus or take public transport where it's possible to do so," Ms Michael said.

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