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Hawaii car ownership cheaper than in most states

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 8:40 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2014

Hawaii is the 18th-least expensive state to operate a motor vehicle, at $2,145 per year, according to a new report. 

Estimated annual cost of ownership in Hawaii is $2,145, below the national average of $2,223, according to, an online aggregator of financial rate data.

Bankrate included the annual costs of gasoline, auto insurance and repairs for its study and found the car ownership costs in the state of Wyoming to be the most expensive in the U.S., at $2,705. Louisiana was next at $2,555, and Florida was third, at $2,516.

The least-expensive states were No. 1 Iowa at $1,942, Ohio, at $1,973, and No. 3, Illinois, at $1,999.

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