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      Bus Operating Cost Calculator
      Country of operation
      Step 1: Fuel
      Current Fuel Cost   Australian Institute of Petroleum Fuel Charts National Diesel Average - Click Here  
      Less Fuel rebate (fuel credit)      
    Fuel Cost including delivery & rebate
      Step 2: Vehicle Type
      Select Type of Bus / Coach  
    Net Average Daily Passengers
      Step 3: Fuel Consumption
    Average Vehicle Fuel Burn Rate
      Step 4: Distance and Working Days
      Distance Travelled per Day   (Per working day)  
    Days per week vehicle works
    Days per week
    Weeks per year vehicle works
    ( account for driver holidays and service time)
    Vehicle Description / Number
    Route Description From
      Step 5: Finance (per vehicle)
    Cost to Replace Vehicle (Bus)
    Miscellaneous costs
    Less Deposit
    Loan (Amount Financed)
    % Residual
    Interest Rate
    % Paid monthly in arrears
    Loan Period
    5.0 Years
        Loan repayments are calculated based on constant payments and a constant interest rate.  
        Balloon is the residual lump sum payment payable at the end of the loan (if selected to be used).  
    Annual Depreciation
    Depreciation rates and limits are set by the Tax Office. Speak with your financial advisor for what rate to use.
      Step 6: Fixed Costs (per vehicle)                          
    Costs in Step 6 relate only to the costs for a single vehicle
    per year
    Road Tolls Paid per day
    Registration (Truck & Trailer)
    per year
    Mobile Cost $ per month
    Accounting / Consultancy 625
    per year
    Telephone Cost per month
    Depot / Rent for vehicle
    per year
    Administation/Staff 1,890 per month
    Public liability / Other Insur.
    per year
    Office Supplies per month
    Driver Wage (click here to check)
    per week
    Cleaning / Misc. per month
    (of wage on top of wage)
    (of wage on top of wage)
    (Note: Drivers wage assumes employment for 52 weeks)
      Step 7: Service / Maintenance
    Vehicle Service Cost
    per service interval every
    Maintenance Cost
    per maintenance interval
      (Maintenance includes costs for Brakes / Differential rebuild / Injectors / Alternator / Engine rebuild / Batteries etc.  
      Step 8: Tyre Wear
    Steer Tyre Cost
    per tyre Drive and Trailer Tyre Cost 700 per tyre
    Steer Tyre Quantity
    Drive and Trailer Quantity
    Steer Tyre Life
    Drive and Trailer Tyre Life
      Summary of Estimated Costs - Click Calculate to Update Figures
    Cost Summary
    Per Annum
    Per Month Per Work Day Percentage Cost
    Fuel (without fuel rebate included)
    Fixed Costs
    Total Estimate
    Distance Travelled
    Service Intervals
    per year (estimated average)
    Maintenance Intervals
    per year (estimated average)
      Results - Based on Current Fuel Price
      Operating Margin   10.0%              
      Estimated Charge per day + GST / Tax (includes fuel levy)  
        Operating Cost per Day   Est. Charge per Day Margin per Day
      Estimated Cost per  
        Estimated Cost per  
    CAUTION: Margin is highly affected by cashflow. Margin shown may not be achieved for various reasons.
    Seek accredited financial advice before using these figures.
    Margins shown EBITA - (Earnings before Interest, Tax, Amortization)
    All Figures exclude GST / Tax considerations.
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