I picked up my drivers license at the post office today. It's one of the new EU-style licenses. Now I just need to buy a car. Car ownership in Stockholm is particularly expensive. When the expenses for gasoline, insurance, and parking are added up, it can cost 3000 SEK per month to operate a car. And that doesn't include the cost of the car itself, or maintenence expenses. Plus, I'll still need to pay about 600 SEK per month for a local public transport card, because I'll still need to be able to ride the subways and busses. Having a car won't make this expense unnecesary. Considering all this, I'm not sure that I'll even opt to buy a car. I may choose instead to rent a car those few times when I really need one.
Posted by Michael A. Lowry at 23:20