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2018 Fuel Facts

updated 1/8/2018 - (next update will be 1/22/2018)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
January 8, 2018 $2.49
Month ago average $2.47
Year ago average $2.37
Source:
AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at www.fuelgaugereport.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 $151.92 $159.61 $7.69
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $154.05 $161.85 $7.80
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $205.24 $215.63 $10.39
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $194.34 $204.18 $9.84
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $131.30 $137.95 $6.65
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $222.54 $233.81 $11.27
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $91.25 $95.87 $4.62
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $262.60 $275.89 $13.29
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $264.49 $277.88 $13.39
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $173.48 $182.27 $8.79

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.