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2018 Fuel Facts

updated 4/23/2018 - (next update will be 4/30/2018)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
April 23, 2018 $2.76
Month ago average $2.59
Year ago average $2.42
Source:
AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at gasprices.aaa.com.

How That Affects a Trip

(Estimates are based on a vehicle with a 20-gallon gas tank that gets 20 miles to the gallon. Calculations were made using the national averages listed above.)

Trip Drive Time
(approx., one-way)
Round-trip mileage Gallons of gas used Cost 2017 Cost 2018 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $155.12 $176.92 $21.80
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $157.30 $179.40 $22.10
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $209.57 $239.02 $29.45
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $198.44 $226.32 $27.88
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $134.07 $152.90 $18.83
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $227.24 $259.16 $31.92
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $93.17 $106.26 $13.09
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $268.14 $305.81 $37.67
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $270.07 $308.02 $37.95
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $177.14 $202.03 $24.89

Estimates are based on a vehicle with a 20-gallon gas tank that gets 20 miles to the gallon. * Calculations were made using the national averages listed above.


View gas mileage tips published by the U.S. Department of Energy.