Transport price index

This chart plots over a rolling ten year period the percentage change in the cost of motoring and the cost of rail and bus fares. Also plotted is the cost of living (RPI). While motoring costs seem to have fallen in real terms, this disguises the fact that while the (often discretionary) cost of buying a new or second hand vehicle has been falling, (non-discretionary) operating costs such as fuel and insurance have risen significantly quicker than inflation. (If you would like to embed this chart on your website please email for more details.)