# \$27,000 Car Loan

What's the monthly payment on a \$27,000 car or truck?
Purchase Price
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Down Payment
\$
Interest Rate
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Loan Term
After down payment, the auto loan will be \$21,600.
At 5.95% interest with a 48 month loan:
Monthly payment = \$507
Total yearly payments = \$6,081
Payments by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Monthly
2.0% \$469
3.0% \$478
4.0% \$488
5.0% \$497
6.0% \$507
7.0% \$517
8.0% \$527
9.0% \$538
10.0% \$548
Payments by Amount Down
Down Monthly
\$0 \$633
\$1,000 \$610
\$2,500 \$575
\$5,000 \$516
\$7,500 \$458
\$10,000 \$399
Payments by Loan Length
Length Monthly
24 months \$957
36 months \$657
48 months \$507
60 months \$417
72 months \$357
84 months \$315
Can I afford a \$27,000 car?
What's the salary needed for a \$27,000 vehicle? A general rule of thumb for buying a car or truck is the 20 / 4 / 10 rule.
20 / 4 / 10 Rule:
• Make a down payment of at least 20% cash. For a \$27,000 vehicle, this would mean saving up \$5,400.
• Pay back the loan in 4 years or less.
• Don't spend more than 10% of your income on payments and insurance. Rough estimate: your annual income should be at least 2.5 times the purchase price. So to afford a car that costs \$27,000, you would need to make at least \$67,500 per year.
Yearly Household Spending on Transportation
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018–2019
Metro Area Spending
Washington, D.C.\$13,646
Anchorage\$13,313
Baltimore\$13,255
Phoenix\$12,525
Houston\$12,352
Denver\$12,331
Boston\$11,779
San Diego\$11,704
Seattle\$11,506
Detroit\$11,260
Philadelphia\$11,136
St. Louis\$11,123
San Francisco\$11,103
Minneapolis\$11,049
Los Angeles\$10,959
Miami\$10,915
Tampa\$10,692
Dallas\$10,472
Atlanta\$9,862
New York\$9,255
Chicago\$9,084
Honolulu\$8,403