commute cost calculator

Have You Calculated Your Commute?

See how much you could save today!

How many miles per gallon does your vehicle average? Federal Fuel Economy Guide


$ How much do you pay each month for parking?

Here’s what you pay if you:

Daily Monthly Yearly
Drive Alone * $5.06 $111.32 $1,335.84
Carpool with 1 other person $2.53 $55.66 $667.92
Vanpool with 7 other people ** $3.64 $80.11 $961.28
Take Transit ***
MTS Local and Express Bus $5 $72 $816
Premium Bus $14 $100 $1,080
Trolley $5 $72 $816
NCTD BREEZE Bus $5 $59 $708
SPRINTER $5 $59 $708
COASTER $12 $120-$165 $1,440-$1,980

* Drive alone cost estimates include an average maintenance and tire cost of five cents per mile based on AAA "Your Driving Costs 2012" brochure. Cost estimates do not include full-coverage insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation (15,000 miles annually), vehicle loan payments, or finance charges.

** Vanpool costs are based on average lease costs and gas for an eight passenger van. The SANDAG $400 month subsidy has been applied.

*** Transit prices are based on purchase of full fare adult Day or Monthly Pass. COASTER daily ticket prices reflect round trip purchase. Yearly transit costs equal Monthly Pass price x 12. Senior/Disabled/Medicare and Youth discount passes are available for those who qualify.

Ready to save money on your commute? Explore your Commute Choices today.

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or e-mail

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