DETROIT -

Michigan may be home to the Motor City, but its drivers are among the most miserable in the nation. That's according to new research from CarInsurance.com, which compiled rankings for an Automotive Misery Index.

The study looked at the cost of gasoline and insurance. It found when you factor those two together, drivers in some states pay as much as $2,000 more than drivers in other parts of the country. The research found transportation costs can range from less than 5 percent of the average motorist's income, all the way up to more than 11 percent.

Where does Michigan Rank?

So, where does Michigan rank on this list of misery? It's among the most miserable. CarInsurance.com found Michigan drivers spend on average 9.2% of their income on transportation costs. Mississippi is the most miserable with drivers spending 11.6%.

These are the states with the highest Misery Index, according to the study.

The 10 states where automotive expenses consumed the highest percentage of household income are:

Rank - State - Gas & Insurance - Income - Misery Index
51 - Mississippi - $4,287 - $36,821 - 11.6%
50 - Oklahoma - $4,816 - $45,018 - 10.7%
49 - Louisiana - $4,504 - $42,813 - 10.5%
48 - West Virginia - $4,292 - $41,999 - 10.2%
47 - Montana - $4,005 - $41,286 - 9.7%
46 - Georgia - $4,268 - $44,082 - 9.7%
45 - Michigan - $4,274 - $46,597 - 9.2%
44 - Wyoming - $4,828 - $52,848 - 9.1%
43 - Kentucky - $3,860 - $42,302 - 9.1%
42 - Arkansas - $3,411 - $37,856 - 9.0%

Least Miserable: Lucky Drivers in New Hampshire

The study found a variety of factors can influence the Misery Index. Gulf and East Coast states tend to be closer to ports and refineries and normally benefit from cheaper fuel.  The generally higher costs in the Midwest have spiked, in recent months, due to pipeline and refinery problems.

Here's a look at the state's where drivers pay the least and are presumably less miserable.

1 - New Hampshire - $2,932 - $65,948 - 4.4%
2 - Alaska - $2,765 - $60,409 - 4.6%
3 - Connecticut - $3,266 - $66,187 - 4.9%
4 - Colorado - $2,955 - $58,647 - 5.0%
5 - Washington - $2,976 - $58,821 - 5.1%
6 - Massachusetts - $3,087 - $60,843 - 5.1%
7 - New Jersey - $3,301 - $64,693 - 5.1%
8 - Maryland - $3,347 - $64,635 - 5.2%
9 - Virginia - $3,412 - $60,931 - 5.6%
10 - Utah - $3,314 - $58,122 - 5.7%