The burden of owning a car is greatest in Wyoming and smallest in Iowa, according to a review of insurance, gas and repair cost estimates by state.

Who would've thought owning a car in one of the smallest states in the U.S. would be such a hassle. How about  these numbers? Car ownership costs a typical Wyoming driver $2,705 in repairs, gas and insurance, according to, a personal finance publisher. In Iowa, that total cost is an estimated $1,942.

On average, gas accounted for 45 percent of the overall cost of owning a car in each state, with auto insurance accounting for 39 percent. Repairs accounted for 16 percent on average.