How much per gallon is GAS where you live??

@mommyboo (13198)
United States
April 21, 2011 11:19am CST
Since we're from all over, I'd like to see how much everybody ELSE is paying and the comparisons. Right now the cheapest I can find here is around $4.08 a gallon - I'm in California. How much is your gas where you live? If the cost seems to differ a lot in one general location, why do you think that is? There are some stations here where gas is $4.30ish a gallon....yeah, I try to go cheap when I can!
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38 responses
• Bulgaria
21 Apr 11
Hi here 1 american gallon is cost arownd $6,15.The people in my country are so dissatisfied of this.Every day they make groups at Facebook and organize themselfs to make strikes about.Carters are also disapotnted of this price and make negotiations with the government.Sometimes they gain their desires and stopped their strikes but the all people are disapointed from rise cost of life.I think that somebody must to make something for ordinary people who do not have good month income to allow themselfs to cover daily expenses.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
$6.15? Ugh, that's really high. I don't understand why the president and congress and the senate don't do something about capping the taxes on gas AND the profit margins that gas stations or the suppliers are allowed to make. Obviously that is NOT happening, because there's no reason gas ought to cost any more than it did 10 years ago... less than $1.30.
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@andy77e (5165)
• United States
21 Apr 11
$3.56 Yesterday. The differences in cost is normally due to taxes, and government regulations. Sometimes the government dictates the use of Ethanol in gasoline, which of course drives up the cost (because Ethanol is horribly expensive). But behind that, its taxes taxes taxes. People don't realize that you are paying between $1, and a $1.25 in taxes, per gallon. In fact... many people find this hard to believe, but those fat cat Lawyers and Politician in government make more money off of a gallon of gas, than the gasoline companies do in profit. Crazy huh? But as bad as our tax and spend government is, here's something to think about. Right now in the UK and most of Europe, they are paying $10.00 for a gallon of gas. Think about that! $160.00 for 16 gallons of gas!! Just remember that next time you hear we need government paid for health care like Europe.
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@andy77e (5165)
• United States
24 Apr 11
Actually no. Last time I checked, and it's been a few years, the gasoline producer only earns a few cents off of each gallon of gas. You'd have to prevent the oil producing company from making a profit, and since most of our oil come from imports, you can't legislate that Canada, Venezuela, Russia (yes we buy from Russia now too), and others, have to earn less. In fact, if you made producing oil less profitable, we'd end up with less domestic production, and more imports, which would drive up the price. We need to deregulate oil production in America. If the companies can earn more profit producing domestic oil, then they will invest more into the US domestic production. Which would in turn reduce cost because we'd lower the amount of imported oil. Instead, because it's so costly to produce here, they invest in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, and of course, that benefits them more than us. Remember, we tried 'cutting profit' back in the 70s. We ended up with gas shortages nation wide.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Apr 11
There is NEVER any valid reason for shortages though! Any time there seems to be one, there is someone guaranteed who is screwing other people over and pocketing money or PRETENDING there is a shortage when there isn't - or else they are PURPOSELY producing LESS to drive up the price. We need to create surplusses of everything so that the costs can drop. Come on, the US is still one of the richest countries in terms of technology and resources, there is no reason we should have anybody who is homeless or hungry or illiterate. Seriously.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
27 Apr 11
Right. So feed me. Educate me. Build me a house. Have you ever tried to educate someone who doesn't want, or care to be educated? Both my parents are educators. They have horror stories of trying to teach kids who don't want to learn. I, myself, have tried to help people who didn't want to learn, and only made them frustrate, and caused me to have headaches. There's a reason why our country spends more dollars per student than any other modern country, and yet has the lowest test scores of any country. You can't force people to not be ignorant. If they don't want to learn, then you are flushing money down the drain, and wasting time. Similarly, if people refuse to work, and many do, no amount of handing out food will be enough. I've personally watched people buy 24-packs of mountain due, using food stamps. And homeless? Listen to my fathers story. A guy he taught in high school, showed up in town. The guy had a sob story about how he moved to florida, had a marriage and family, ended up divorced, and his wife only gave him enough money for a bus ticket to here in Columbus Ohio. My father bought him a car, rented an apartment, gave him money for food, and some spending money. He set him up. This is the type of guy my father is. (I would never have done this). The only condition was to get a job. 2 months later, and after asking for money over and over, my father decided to help him out directly. He contacted a friend that works for 84 Lumber, (like home Depot). They agreed to hire him on, not a cashier, or dock worker, but straight into management. Now how many people get an offer like that? Of course this job required a button down shirt and tie. So my father bought this guy a shirt and tie. Nice shoes, the works. He showed up one day, and quit. When asked "The clothes were itchy." Today, this guy has no car, no apartment, nothing. He's homeless again. And rightfully so. If you want to give this guy a home, then by all means, you give the bum your home. But I'm not giving him mine, and I'm not paying for one for him. So yes, there will always be illiterate, always the hungry, and always the homeless. You can't force people to be smart. It's the natural result of freedom. The only way to force everyone to do these things is to remove freedom. Soviet Communist Russia, didn't have these problems because when government said 'work over there', you either did it, or you ended up working in a gulag. Do you want to resort to communism? If not, then freedom allows people to be dumb. Back to oil. Why don't you sell your gasoline for $2 a gallon to your friend and relatives? Well of course it's because you bought it for $3 a gallon (or more), and if you keep doing that you'll go broke. Gas stations are no different. When the price is high, and the government mandates that it is low, you can't make money. If you can't make money, you'll go broke. Better to shut down the gas station, and put out a 'closed' sign, than go bankrupt. The same thing happened in California with electricity. They put in price caps, to prevent 'gouging the customer'. So instead they had rolling blackouts. This is how it works. You try to control prices, and you end up with no product. Venezuela has the same problem. They put in place price controls on food, and food stopped showing up. The farmers are not going to sell rice, at 10¢ a pound, simply because the government said so. So instead there are rice shortages. They actually have a black market for rice in Venezuela. Seriously. This is how it works. Not messing with you.
@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
21 Apr 11
I live in the Nassau it $5.24 and higher according to the type of gas station. and I think it ridiculous.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Where is Nassau?
@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
22 Apr 11
the bahamas
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Some stations here are higher than others too. AMPM tends to be lower but you can only use debit, not credit, and you get charged like a 35 cent fee for using a card, so it's not even worth it. I rarely carry cash so I have to go somewhere that accepts credit and doesn't charge you extra for using a card. The fees on top of the gas taxes are becoming even more ridiculous..
• United States
21 Apr 11
I am in Folsom, Ca. The gas price is here $4.30 just as you stated here. Last time, I went to East bay. Over there, the gas price is $4.40. Even at Valero gas station, it is the same. Things are getting crazier. Yet Obama administration is not doing anything about it. Funny that people in Folsom don't even care about this gas price. Majority of them are still driving V8 SUVs despite the fact that they all own sedans also.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Well... after a point you kind of do what you have to. I have a toyota so I drive that, but on days when I have more than 4 kids, I trade with my friend and I drive an SUV. I have no choice, I need room for carseats and boosters and I only have room for 5 people in my car. If I ALWAYS had more than 4 kids or passengers, I guess I'd have to own a minivan or an SUV, and I would just have to fill it up weekly because the other option is not to drive, and nobody is going to tell me you can walk 5 miles with a bunch of 6, 3, and 2 year olds lol. Not unless you want to get somewhere 2 hours late with hungry screaming grouchy tired kids and a lost mind I really think the government - Obama - needs to do something about the out of control gas prices, the rising out of control FOOD and SERVICE prices, the fact that housing VALUES currently do not match anybody's mortgages - which is not fair. Every homeowner should be able to have their home appraised for CURRENT VALUE and then have their mortgage adjusted down to CURRENT VALUE TODAY with no penalties. This would allow people to keep their homes and not ruin their credit and not have to short sale and then try to rent after short saling. If the government got their dirty hands out of gas, I bet the price would go down. If the price of gas went down, the price of food would go down too. It's all connected, and I know how to fix it. However, some numbnut in government needs to listen to me and just do it. I'm not interested in getting involved in that corrupt and disgusting arena.
• United States
24 Apr 11
You won't believe, but a recent article at Yahoo revealed that the gas price will keep going up this summer. This is outrageous. With that, the prices of other things will go up also right? Because its connected to gas somehow. In Folsom, people are usually single mothers and dads. I don't see that many children here. But one thing I noticed is that they like speed very much. All roads have speed limit 45 to 55. So I guess that is why, they feel free to drive a SUV.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
24 Apr 11
I would suggest not putting to much stock in 'revealed' information about future prices. No one knows for certain what the price will do. Might it go up? Sure. I most certainly could. And it could just as easily go down. Wannabe fortune tellers are everywhere, and the endless predictions that never happened, litter all of history. I can remember back in the mid-90s when gas hit $2 a gallon, and people screamed it would continue to rise forever. Then 1997 hit Asia, and the gas prices fell to 78¢ by 1998. Then I remember 2003, and attacking Iraq, and how the prices spiked up. People screamed it would go on forever. Under a year later, it had dropped below where it was. Of course 2008, it hit $4.25, but by 2009, it was down to $1.75 even though everyone was sure it would stay there forever. Even just last year, in March of 2010, they said it would hit $4 by summer. Instead it dropped down to $2.25 and remained low for the rest of the year. Look... oil is a world commodity. It's produced globally. It's used globally. Until we start producing enough that we don't need to import it from the rest of the world, the price will fluctuate constantly. Now we could do this, but we won't. Our government is more interested in taxing and regulating, than actually producing more oil. (because doing so involves companies making profit, and that's 'evil'). But don't believe the hype. No one knows what the price of oil will do. If China's economy crashes, the price of oil will fall through the floor. If Venezuela has a revolution, and stops all the oil wells, the price will sky rocket. We have no idea what will happen tomorrow. But what I do know, is that no matter the outcome, we will survive it. The UK has been paying more than double what we do for gasoline for decades. Yes, they drive crappy tiny pathetic cars. But they still survive. The worst thing we can do, is demand government step in and fix it. That's what the UK did, and that's why they pay twice as much for fuel.
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• Philippines
22 Apr 11
a couple of cents to a maximum of $ 2 per liter. Although it is cheaper, the average income of an employee in our country is only around $ 187a month so it is still expensive for us..
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
That's crazy.... $187 a month?? When I worked full time I probably made over $120 a DAY...before taxes.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
24 Apr 11
$2 a liter, is $7.6 per US Gallon. We're paying $3.50 right now. Puts things in perspective doesn't it. $187 a month, works out to be $1.17 per hour. Minimum wage in the US is $7.25 an hour. We in the US complain about capitalism, and companies making profit. It's really sad. We don't realize just how amazingly good we have it here. We need to stop complaining like spoiled brats, and be thankful for how wonderful living in America is.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Apr 11
Well some of the complaints I have is that with the rising cost of living, nobody who makes minimum wage can LIVE on it. They cannot even afford a rock bottom apartment because gee, you have to make at least two or three times your rent amount to qualify, right? If someone could FIND a 1 bedroom apt for $500, they'd still have to make at LEAST $1500 after taxes to qualify to rent it, and then if they have to pay first and last plus a security dep, that would be oh gee... $1500 probably to get into it. They they have to start utilities, so electric, gas, water and trash - unless water and trash are included. Then you have phone and cable. What if you have a car loan and insurance.... school bills or student loans? How about food? GAS to drive your car? Good lord... lol! The only reason I complain about companies making a profit is this - why would the people who are actually WORKING to bring in the money making only $10-14 an hour while the higher ups in the company who are technically doing NOTHING but clocking in and sitting there in meetings making 6 figures? I just need that complaint answered. In my opinion, only the people actually WORKING to bring in money to the company hands on deserve to be paid a lot. Therefore, the people in the grill and cash registers at McDonalds should be making MUCH more than any manager. The people who ring up your groceries and bag them at the store should be making much more than the store owner. The people baking bread and selling cakes and cookies at the bakery should be making more than the owner or CEO of Hostess. just my two cents. I also dislike seeing those higher up management people waste money by throwing parties or giving bonuses to themselves and each other. If the company - such as GM or Ford or whatever does well for a quarter, take the money and split it as bonuses among all the LOW WORKERS, NOT the management, CEOS, owners, nobody above deserves that. It's the working class who MADE MONEY FOR THAT COMPANY. That's why I get irritated about profits. The people who deserve benefits never get it, only the undeserving greedy ones.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
21 Apr 11
I did a rough calculation of this the other day for a discussion and I think that we pay between $7 and $8 per gallon for fuel for our cars. We buy fuel per litre here in Australia and it is around $1.50 per litre at the moment. 14 years ago, which is not all that long ago really, I was paying 59 cents per litre here where I live. That is how much it has gone up here in that time. At around the same time, I was in the USA and I think it was around $1.20 per gallon then! We are being robbed and it is only going to get worse. The time is now that we need to stop this oil dependency, particularly the USA which uses way too much of it!
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• Canada
22 Apr 11
Hey, Bill..your prices are very close to the West Coast of B.C., Canada...our regular fuel is 139.9 per litre...and Imperial Gallon is 4.546 lites so that is $6.36 an Imperial Gallon...a U.S. gallon is 3.786 Litres so $5.30! Just a thought, as when we are comparing gas prices, we are not comparing Apples to apples, as our Imperial Gallon is almost 3/4's of a litre bigger! Another reason, I think an E-bike should be in your future. Net savings over nearly 3 years....$7000.00+! Great savings for a little inconvenience! P.S. I owned a Marina/Marine Fuelling station here on the Island for 13 years and spent a lot of time explaining the difference to my U.S. customers!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Apr 11
Your calculation is a lot more detailed than my rough guestimate! It is hard to work out an exact also without taking the exact exchange rate into account too, but we are actually for the first time in many years in a position hwere the Aussie dollar is stronger than the USA dollar. I think we can get 1.04 USD to our dollar at the moment. Only a few years ago, we were only getting 55 US cents to our dollar. Is the Canadian dollar similar. I know it used to be similar to the Aussie dollar. Both are called commodity currencies due to both countries having huge mining interests in the business world. How do those E-bikes go on the hills. Our city is fairly flat, but we live in the surrounding hills and do not get into the flat areas very often. I have a mountain bike which can get me around alright though with human power. That is my E-bike!
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
I wish we could convert cars to more gas mileage, or running on a combo of solar/electric/gas to conserve fuel and cost. The main problem we have with this is that hybrid cars are prohibitively expensive. NOBODY wants to take on a lien on a new car that depreciates immediately - and while you may save on fuel if you get 45 miles to a gallon, you are still spending around $500 on a car payment plus full coverage ins, so you're not saving ANY money in the long run. For hour + commuters, there's not really another option to driving, especially not if your company employs people from a spread out area and nobody lives close to each other for carpooling purposes, also if your shift starts prior to 6 am and the route you go takes you into the middle of nowhere, you don't have the option of any type of cheaper yet convenient public transportation at all. Yes, we have dug ourselves into a hole relying on oil but there's little way to fix it unless we come up with a way to swap to greener options without charging people to switch. There has to be little to no cost to swap to something else or it isn't an option right now. The economy is in the toilet and nobody has an 'extra 15K floating around'. Ludicrous.. for anybody to think that might be possible for the average person lol. Taking on additional debt even in the form of a loan is risky too... housing is all upside down so it's not like you can cash out of property or refinance either. We do have a motorcycle that gets extremely good gas mileage - but my husband has been carpooling instead of riding the bike. We'd only use about 2 gallons of gas a day with the bike but it's also kinda cold still at 4 AM...
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Apr 11
hi mommyboo last time I went past a service station a few blocks from here in Little Saigon, Garden Grove Calif it was $4.35 per gallon and I watched a monstrous SUV filling up his tank and wondered just what his total would be.Odd to be in California and the city of Garden Grove and see the signs Little Saigon. this is aout 25 square blocks of Vientnamese stores and shops and service stations with good old American McDonalds and Burger King and other such shops interspersed. I am wondering what the daily commute for a lot of people here who go from Garden Grove to LA to wo rk will cost in gas mileage? And too there are few jobs here locally so I suppoose they will have t o continue to commute back and forth.To most California drivers their cars must be seen as nect to God as they will not walk or take a bus two blocks to get today's news paper so they must take the car. go figure I do not drive and do not own a car
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• United States
21 Apr 11
Oh, my boyfriend told me that bus fair has also gone up. He is trying to save on gas and though that was the best transportation for the time being. Now the fair is $2 something. To fill up a four cylinder, it costs now $40 to $50. I pay $27 for my Civic though. I am guessing for V6 it should be something like $55 and for V8, $65. Strange that no one is protesting against it. I live in a republican city of California. Over here everyone seems quite happy to drive their V8 cars.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Hi Hatley... in many parts of California, things are so spread out it's not economical really to take anything but a car. In LA if you LIVE downtown and work there, it might be better not to drive but only because the traffic is so congested. Anywhere else, it really is cheaper just to drive, in terms of time spent AND money for gas. I know that makes some folks shake their head, but inconvenience and cost covers many categories, and it is worth a LOT to some people not to be inconvenienced, worry about being late for work, being late for appointments, having to wait on other people who don't CARE if you're late, people who dislike kids (believe it or not there are LOTS of those on public transportation options) etc. I'm a runner and I like to run... but I would not run or walk instead of using my car. I run for pleasure, training, and races, and I use my car to carry groceries, kids, and other things when I run errands lol.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I think people ARE protesting, it's not like anybody wants to pay these insane amounts for gas OR for the bus or the train or anything, it's unreasonable and unacceptable all the way around, but we don't have much of a choice. I really believe the ball is in the court of the higher government officials - who are greedy and don't care. It's not like any of them are hurting because of the rising costs of gas because oh.. they probably make 500K a year.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I live in South Jersey. I filled up on the way home today for $3.61 a gallon.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I would also say that differences are primarily based on state and local taxes, and the cost of transporting the gas. Gas prices are high in Alaska, for example, because it is extremely difficult to transport and is sometimes dragged by dog-sleds.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
If each state actually USED its own natural resources instead of overly depending on outside supply, then costs would drop. I have always said that our country in general, as well as individual states, counties, and communities should be much more self reliant than we are. If we did not rely so heavily on imported goods, we would be in much better shape than we are. It would make good fiscal sense to not rely on imports from other states too, I'm not just talking about imports from other countries... we are SMART people, I don't see why nobody has come up with ways to produce whatever we need internally. Being co-dependent on anybody or anything is the true beginning of the end.
• United States
22 Apr 11
I'm in the Lehigh Valley part of PA, and gas here is around (gasp!) $3.83 a gallon but if I go south of where I'm located (as I do for work some days), it can be 10 cents cheaper. Since they've determined that gas prices are being driven by speculators, I think that anyone found to be involved should be handled the old fashioned way: tarred and feathered! Sure--a few people are making a few bucks but it's at the expense of everyone!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I would absolutely join you in the tar and feathering party. Tell me when and where and give me ample time to drive over there... complete with hours of complaining about the gas money I'm spending lol.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
22 Apr 11
Here in Australia we buy petrol by litre and 1 litre cost about 1.50...but some times depend on the day you buy your petrol after wednesday you may pay more for it...so I usually fill up on mondays or tuesdays.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I've actually seen gas stations changing the prices on the sign right after I've filled up... I think most of the time when I've noticed I already purchased it before it went up, thank goodness.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Hi mommyboo! How've ya been gf? Miss ya~I don't drive, but I sure do hear people beotching about the prices. I would say they're about $4.30 and up! It's crazy! And they keep raising the prices of Public Transportation along with the gas prices. We can't catch a break no way, no how!
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Apr 11
It's freaking annoying, isn't it? Because increased gas prices causes an increase in public transpo costs, it's really no cheaper to USE public transportation, not when you add in the inconvenience factor lol.
• Elkin, North Carolina
22 Apr 11
I live in the northwestern part of North Carolina and the gas price has been going back and forth between $3.66 and $3.79 over the past couple of weeks. It's unreal how much gas has gone up in such a short amount of time. The bad thing around here is that it is affecting the emergency service providers (paramedics, fire dept, police, etc.). They are having to scramble to work with their budgets in order to cover the rising prices.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Just like with anything, there is ONE thing that causes rising costs of everything else. We need to deal with the root cause of the rising prices and that will stem the increase. It's pretty easy to realize that, it's just that our government is too stupid to do anything like SOLVE the root cause. I have never been exposed to so many stupid adults as I have since I became one!!!
@dlpierce (486)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I live in Pennsylvania near the New York State line. It was 3.88 yesterday here, but just over the border in Southern New York it runs at least a dime more a gallon. What I don't understand is that most oil producing countries have lower prices and we are an oil producing country.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
We could likely produce MORE oil too but we have too many people who try to stop us from using our own resources. I don't understand why any of the prices are so high, we ALL have control over this - IF we could take control back from the government. I'm not sure when they decided they got to RULE the people, they are supposed to be WORKING FOR US. Working for us means they need to slash the prices and NOT ALLOW them to rise again. Otherwise they are not working for us, they are merely stealing our money and making empty promises.
• United States
22 Apr 11
Gas here in Arkansas Pine BLuff it is $3.69 per gallon. That is just crazy! Gas prices have got to give us a break Thanks for sharing. HOpe you have a great day
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
I know.. it's crazy isn't it? I'm surprised at the wide range of price differences, for a comparison, how much is milk? Ours went up... it's $2.99 or more now. Used to be $2.69 maybe less than a month ago, so I know the prices are inching up due to the cost of gas for truckers. Diesel is AWFUL, I think it hit $4 long before reg unleaded did!
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 11
hi mommyboo, over here in my country - we use liter (metric system), instead of gallon.. but if i do my math + conversions correctly - right now our most expensive gasoline ( we have the option of standard or premium grade) - is currently selling at about $3.28.. hmmm... i always thought that we were buying it at a high cost, but i guess - i am just a bit tad luckier... :)
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
I wonder sometimes why the US is the only country who doesn't use metric. We are oddballs... we use gallon and miles instead of liter and km. I'd be thrilled to see a station with gas for $3.28 here...and several months ago i wouldn't have DREAMED of paying that much lol.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
21 Apr 11
California here too - $4.17 a gallon...got it over a week ago and I'm trying not to get out of the house since. hahaha
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
I'm sure it went up again since I posted this discussion... $4.17 sounds about what I saw it was yesterday. I go to Costco usually if possible, so it's a bit less there, and I use reg unleaded, not premium.
• United States
21 Apr 11
Right now gas is at $3.74 in most of the gas stations in or around the area where I live in Indiana. It's crazy & very expensive. We own a Pacifica & it is very costly to fill it up on gas. We have two family trips to make within the next couple of months & it is going to cost us just to visit with our family for a weekend. I'm thinking that this will be the last trips we make for a while after this if they don't come down in gas prices some.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
It's a little cheaper than it is here, I'd be happy to find a station that said $3.74. How sad, huh? If airline tickets didn't go up in cost you'd figure it might be cheaper to fly instead of drive these days!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
21 Apr 11
I'm from NYC. I don't drive so i am not sure how much gas cost. but i know all of my friends who do drive are losing their minds with the cost of gas each day!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Do me a favor, if you have a chance, check out the prices at a station, if you go past any. I'm just curious..
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I live in Pa. and haven't gotten gas for awhile. The last time I did, it was $3.95 a gallon for regular unleaded. I dont drive much, so it doesn't affect me as much as someone that has to drive to work everyday. I get a discount on gas from a local grocery store, so I use that a lot. They cut out some of the bus routes, so some people can't even use an alternative to a car.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Apr 11
I just posted to the person above you that it's roughly the same cost to take a bus as it is to drive your car anyway. Since buses can carry so many more people than a car, it should be a LOT cheaper for bus fare than it is. I don't know about you but in my car, it does not cost me almost 2 dollars in gas just to drive 5 miles, therefore, to me the fare is a ripoff. On top of that, you have to allow maybe 5-7 minutes to drive that distance in a car. With a bus, you'd have to pick the time you wanted to catch the bus, arrive there early to wait, hope it's on time... hope it takes less than 15 min to drive that 5 miles while stopping at stops, then you likely have to walk again when you get to the other end because it's rare that a bus stop takes you door to door where you want to go. Car = takes me .50 in gas, 5-7 minutes of my time, door to door. Bus = takes me $2 in fare, approx 30 min or more of my time plus. Which would you rather do?
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• United States
29 Apr 11
They cut out some of the routes so that would make a bus even more of a problem. Your right about the fares. They should be a lot cheaper with more people taking them. Sometimes people can take subways or trains, but I imagine the fares for them are high also. Plus they are usually only in big cities and don't benefit everyone and it probably still involves a lot of walking. For some people walking might not be a bad idea, if the weather is nice. In my experience if the weather is not nice the buses are late, I don't know if other public transportation is the same or not.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Apr 11
I run for enjoyment and I might even walk sometimes if it were feasible to get somewhere - it just isn't when you have small children. Everything you have to pack and carry for small children adds up to a lot, and let me tell you, the smallest ones aren't helping you carry it lol. I feel bad for people I see struggling to get on a bus with a baby in a stroller, a diaper bag, a backpack, while they are frantically trying to keep the kid(s) who are not in the stroller from poking each other, bumping into other bus passengers, or running in the street.
• Portugal
21 Apr 11
In my country the gas it 2$ per liter so it`s like 5$ per gallon.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Apr 11
Bleh, that's even more expensive than here!
• Portugal
22 Apr 11
Yeah...so be happy...it can be worst...:))
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
23 Apr 11
It sucks but everything is going up... i still try to find deals when I can lol!