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What countries have highest number of vehicles per capita?

World map depicting number of vehicles per thousand inhabitantsSince the beginning of 20th century, vehicles – especially cars, have been considered significant mode of transportation. From luxurious amenity in the earlier days to basic necessity in a household, cars have changed the demeanor of societies around the world. People now have a mobility comfort, and they have better social interactions. But, with the increase in population they have emerged as a major cause of traffic congestion.

Numerous car brands have established in international market, and the rising competition has made private vehicles affordable for people ranging from low middle class to the rich. Along with it, the negative effects of cars are plenty. People are used to getting stuck in traffic, but there are a few more problems lingering. Some of them are listed below:

  • The non-renewable fuels are extensively used, causing depletion in natural resources
  • Accidental death rates have increased around the world.
  • People prefer to drive even shorter distances, leading to lack of exercise and increase in obesity.
  • Noise and Air pollution has witnessed a dramatic rise.
  • Greenhouse gases are emitted from the vehicles.
  • Railway network and public transport has suffered lack of usage.

Owing to China’s high population, the country has most number of vehicles in the world. But, considering the density of vehicles, San Marino ranks the highest. There are about 1,263 number of vehicles per 1,000 people. The country is however small, covering only 23.6 square miles of area. The population as per 2018 is 33,344. Yet, the total number of vehicles are approximately 48,000.

The United States of America, with its large area of 3,796,742 sq miles and 2017 population estimate of 325,719,178— stands second with the vehicle density being 910 per 1,000 people. Only this year, Business Insider claimed USA to be the most congested city in the world, where drivers even have to spend over 21 hours in traffic during peak timings. Los Angeles and New York City are two of its cities with most traffic.

Here we have listed the vehicle density per capita in each country:

Rank Country Number of vehicles per 1,000 inhabitant
1 San Marino 1263
2 United States 910
3 Monaco 899
4 New Zealand 774
5 Liechtenstein 773
6 Iceland 745
7 Australia 740
8 Guam 677
9 Luxembourg 662
9 Canada 662
11 Italy 625
12 Malta 615
13 Finland 604
14 Cyprus 595
15 Japan 591
16 Poland 571
17 Germany 555
18 Austria 550
19 Switzerland 539
20 Bahrain 537
21 Estonia 534
22 Qatar 532
23 Slovenia 531
24 Kuwait 527
25 Brunei 510
26 Norway 506
27 Belgium 503
28 Czech Republic 502
29 Moldova 502
30 Spain 492
30 Denmark 492
32 Netherlands 481
33 Greece 479
33 France 479
35 Sweden 477
36 Portugal 470
37 Barbados 469
37 United Kingdom 469
49 Europe 468
40 South Korea 459
41 Lithuania 456
42 Bulgaria 443
43 Ireland 439
44 Lebanon 434
45 Slovakia 390
46 Israel 384
47 Mauritius 378
48 Croatia 374
49 Russia 369
50 Belarus 362
51 Malaysia 361
52 Trinidad and Tobago 353
53 Latvia 341
54 Hungary 338
55 Saudi Arabia 336
56 Taiwan 333
57 Montenegro 326
58 Argentina 314
59 United Arab Emirates 313
60 Serbia 291
61 Suriname 291
62 Libya 290
63 Mexico 275
64 Iran 269
65 Romania 329
66 Turkey 253
67 Kazakhstan 250
68 Brazil 249
69 China 231
70 Antigua and Barbuda 230
71 Chile 230
72 Saint Kitts and Nevis 223
73 Oman 215
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 214
75 Thailand 206
76 Ukraine 202
77 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 204
78 Uruguay 200
79 Fiji 188
80 Jamaica 179
81 Costa Rica 287
82 Seychelles 176
83 Belize 174
83 Tonga 174
85 Armenia 167
86 Jordan 166
87 Saint Lucia 165
87 South Africa 165
89 Dominica 163
90 Nauru 159
91 Iraq 105
92 Georgia 155
92 Republic of Macedonia 155
94 Kosovo 150
95 Singapore 149
96 Venezuela 147
97 Kiribati 146
98 Botswana 133
99 Panama 132
100 Dominican Republic 128
101 Tunisia 125
102 Albania 124
103 Grenada 122
104 Colombia 121
105 Zimbabwe 114
106 Algeria 114
107 Azerbaijan 112
108 Ecuador 109
109 Turkmenistan 107
110 Namibia 106
111 Cape Verde 101
112 Honduras 95
113 Guyana 95
114 El Salvador 94
115 Swaziland 89
116 Bahamas 81
117 Hong Kong 77
118 Samoa 77
119 Sri Lanka 150
120 Peru 73
121 Syria 73
122 Mongolia 71
123 Bolivia 70
124 Morocco 68
125 Indonesia 68
126 Guatemala 69
127 Nigeria 61
128 Kyrgyzstan 59
129 Bhutan 57
130 Paraguay 57
131 Nicaragua 54
132 Vanuatu 54
133 India 50
134 Egypt 45
135 Palestine 42
136 Angola 38
137 Cuba 38
138 Tajikistan 38
139 Uzbekistan 37
140 Micronesia, Federated States of 37
141 Yemen 35
142 Comoros 33
143 Guinea-Bissau 33
144 Philippines 30
145 Ghana 30
146 Maldives 28
147 Djibouti 28
148 Afghanistan 28
149 Congo, Republic of the 27
150 Sudan 27
151 Madagascar 26
152 Kenya 24
153 Vietnam 23
154 Benin 22
155 Senegal 22
156 Cambodia 21
157 Zambia 21
158 Laos 20
159 Cote d’Ivoire 20
160 Pakistan 18
161 Cameroon 14
162 Gabon 14
163 Mali 14
164 Equatorial Guinea 13
165 Papua New Guinea 13
166 Haiti 12
167 Mozambique 12
168 Burkina Faso 12
169 Eritrea 11
170 North Korea 11
171 Ethiopia 8
172 Malawi 8
173 Uganda 8
174 Myanmar 7
175 Tanzania 7
176 Gambia 7
177 Niger 7
178 Burundi 6
179 Sierra Leone 6
180 Chad 6
181 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 5
182 Guinea 5
183 Mauritania 5
184 Nepal 5
185 Rwanda 5
186 Central African Republic 4
187 Lesotho 4
188 Somalia 3
189 Liberia 3
190 Bangladesh 3
191 Solomon Islands 3
192 São Tomé and Príncipe 2
193 Togo 2

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