Cars can be expensive,
Costing between 17 and 26 cents per kilometre driven. That excludes the fixed costs of cars that according to the Nibud (National Institute for Family Finance Information, only available in Dutch) amount to at least €163 per month for even the smallest cars. Petrol, damage, maintenance, and even parking costs can result in you spending a hefty amount on your car each month.
Reduce your expenditure
If you opt to switch entirely to the bicycle, you can save up to €300 per month. Using public transport instead of your car can also save you a significant amount. If you absolutely have to have a car, the savings may be lower. Even in such cases, we have tips that can offer you more financial breathing space.