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2017 Fuel Facts

updated 10/23/2017 - (next update will be 10/31/2017)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
October 23, 2017 $2.46
Month ago average $2.58
Year ago average $2.22
Source:
AAA Daily Gas Prices 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 2016 Cost 2017 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $142.30 $157.69 $15.39
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $144.30 $159.90 $15.60
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $192.25 $213.04 $20.79
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $182.04 $201.72 $19.68
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $122.99 $136.28 $13.29
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $208.46 $230.99 $22.53
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $85.47 $94.71 $9.24
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $245.98 $272.57 $26.59
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $247.75 $274.54 $26.79
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $162.50 $180.07 $17.57

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.