Countries with the Most Cars per 1,000 people.
For many people across the globe, having a car is essential to their day. The vast majority of Americans drive to work each day and rely on cars as their main mode of transportation. The convenience of having your own car is why they have become such a popular product in some countries more than others. Let’s take a look at these countries.
Yes, Iceland is in the top five of vehicles per capita. Suprisingly, this small island nation has 646 passenger cars per 1,000 people. That may be because of the famous Ring Road, an 828-mile long highway that stretches throughout the country that is popular with many drivers.
Luxembourg is smaller than the size of Rhode Island, but there are still enough cars to make the list. Luxembourg is a wealthy nation and the people there love their luxury cars. There are 667 passenger cars per 1,000 people.
Home to the Monaco Grand Prix, this small principality just below France is home to 729 cars per 1,000 people. And you won’t just see your typical, everyday cars. Monaco is known for its exotic cars. If you visit Monaco, you won’t have to search far to see some Ferraris and Lamborghinis everywhere.
Just over 62 square miles of land (smaller than Washington D.C.), Liechtenstein comes in at No. 2 on the list. There are 774 cars per 1,000 people. There’s something about the country that makes people want to drive. Maybe Liechtensteiners love to visit their neighbors, Switzerland and Austria.
1. San Marino
While the previous numbers may not shock you, this number sure will. In San Marino, a country surrounded by Italy, there are 1,139 cars per 1,000 people. That means, on average, everyone has a car (and then some). Although with only 32,000 people, those numbers can seem inflated. Even so, San Marino comes in at No. 1.
What about the U.S.?
You may have been looking for the United States on this list. In reality, the America’s cars per capita is relatively low. America comes in at 33rd place in the world with 440 cars per 1,000 people.