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Europeans in Cars: A British person will cover a distance of 1,728 km for their average daily earnings

Europeans in Cars: A British person will cover a distance of 1,728 km for their average daily earnings where a resident of Bulgaria will only travel for 523 km

The rate of occurrence of fatal road accidents is twice as high in Portugal as it is in Great Britain. The Britons drive some of the newest cars in Europe. Great Britain is the most popular destination for EU residents, beyond the borders of the Union.

The summer of 2020 has forced us to give up traditional public transport. Europeanswillchoosetheir cars. How much does travelling in a passenger car cost? It depends, that’s why rankomat.pl experts analyzed the data. Prices of petrol quite considerably differ in European countries. The price of fuel in Bulgaria accounts for as little as only 60% of the price in Monaco.

But if we compare the level of earnings, we will see that, despite high prices of fuel, residents of Monaco will cover a much further distance when they have bought fuel for theirdailyearnings.

Great Britain1661.371,728
Czech Republic801.141,006
The Netherlands2031.731,680

Petrol is definitely cheapest in Central and Eastern Europe. But residents of this part of Europe also have the lowest earnings. Residents of Monaco, the richest country in this group, earn 21 times more per day than an average person from Bulgaria.

A Briton will earn twice less than a person from Norway but three times more than an average Pole.

What distance can be covered by car for daily average earnings

Disproportions in the distance covered for daily earnings by residents of individual countries are huge. AnaverageBulgarianwill buy fuel (at local prices) for a route 523 km long paying the sum equal to their average daily earnings. A Briton will go almost three and a half times further – 1728 km. A resident of Monaco will cover a really long route – 6850 km.

Far – where?

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Let us, therefore, assume that the European peloton sets off from one place, for example from London. How far will statistical residents of each of these countries go? They all have the amount of fuel which can be bought for their daily earnings.

How far will a resident of a given country go for their average daily earnings_2

Whereas a statistical Briton reaches the northern coast of Spain, a resident of Monaco can even reach Nigeria.

What vehicle will they use? How oldis a statistical car?


Obviously, this does not concern only the comfort of travel but, most importantly, safety. Residents of Luxembourghave the newest passenger cars in Europe. Great Britain occupies the second position, with an average age of a car equal to 7.8 years. Even the residents of Switzerland have statistically older cars. Cars used in Central and Eastern Europe are very old. Bulgaria sets a record here, with an average age of the car being morethan 20 years.

How safely do residents of Europe travel?

Number of road accident deaths per one million residents

The highest fatality rate per one million residents is noted in Bulgaria. Norwayiswhereyou can feel the safest. Great Britain is the country with a very high level of road safety, with one of the lowest death rates in Europe (below 30 deaths per 1 million residents). The situation is better in Germany, the NetherlandsorLuxembourg.

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The following factors account for the death rates: condition of roads, condition of vehicles, provisions of law applicable in a given country and their effective enforcement.

Poland more popular than Malta


When it comes to travel destination preferences of the residents of the European Union, the definite majority choose domestic travels. Only 29.5% of all journeys are those abroad.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta, and Slovenia stand out from other countries in terms of the choice of journeys abroad by their residents.

Spain is the most popular destination for UE residents (more than 20% of journeys abroad by residents of the Union). Italyoccupies the second position (more than 15%), with France on the third position (almost 9%).

Great Britain is the most frequent destination for people from countries which are not members of the European Union.

Journey for EUR 384 

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Average expenses on one journey

Europeans spend on one journey from EUR 135 to EUR 827 on average. Norwegians, residents of Luxembourg and Switzerland spend the most. Residents of Central and Eastern Europe (Romania, Czech Republic and Bulgaria) spend the least.

When compared with other Europeans, the Britons spend moderate amounts – EUR 384. This is definitely much less than the spending of Germans (EUR 529 EUR) or Austrians (EUR 641) but much more than the spending of Spaniards (EUR 249). 

Source: rankomat.pl

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