A car is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it gives you the independence to go where you want, whenever you want and a curse because of all the costs associated with owning a car. The costs associated with owning a car are probably a lot more than you’d expect, from the cost of actually purchasing the car to maintenance, repairs, fuel, insurance and little costs like parking and cleaning. Many of us can’t live without a car – we need it to get to work, especially in more rural parts of the world. If you’re thinking of buying a car or simply curious about how much the costs of car ownership around the world really are – check out the following infographic by Car Finance 24/7.