# how to convert 3724.8 miles into how much petrol I will need

baggo12345 | 15:12 Wed 22nd Feb 2012 | Cars
Need to find out how much money it costs me over a year, Im doing 3724.8 miles per year and it costs me £1.30 per litre I have a 1.2 litre car and it does between 40- 43 MPG. any brain heads out there would be much appreciated.
Chris...

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You'll prob wanna see the workings, so here you go:

£1.30 per litre = 4.546 x 1.3 = £5.91 per gallon.

Assuming worst case of 40mpg, you'll use 3724.8/40 = 93.12 gallons.

93.12 x £5.91 = £550.34.
15:42 Wed 22nd Feb 2012
I think you're paying about £450 a year for fuel
£530 at current price of petrol.
...You're using about 90 gallons at £5.90 a gallon.....
You'll prob wanna see the workings, so here you go:

£1.30 per litre = 4.546 x 1.3 = £5.91 per gallon.

Assuming worst case of 40mpg, you'll use 3724.8/40 = 93.12 gallons.

93.12 x £5.91 = £550.34.
At 40 mpg it will cost you £550
At 41 mpg it will cost you £537
At 42 mpg it will cost you £524
At 43 mpg it will cost you £512
Question Author
thanks guys, much appreciated!!
That is a very low mileage. Factor in insurance, tax, servicing, maintenance and you may find it cheaper to sell your car and use taxis instead.
My last two cars (which were similar in engine size and fuel consumption to baggo’s) I covered about 4,500 miles per year and the running costs (including capital depreciation) came out at about 43 pence per mile. Altering my spreadsheet to change the mileage to 3,700 miles a year the cost per mile increases to about 58 pence. I don’t think you will get a taxi to run you about for less than that.

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