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2016 Fuel Facts

updated 5/2/2016 - (next update will be 5/9/2016)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
May 2, 2016 $2.22
Month ago average $2.06
Year ago average $2.61
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 2015 Cost 2016 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $167.30 $142.30 - $25.00
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $169.65 $144.30 - $25.35
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $226.03 $192.25 - $33.78
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $214.02 $182.04 - $31.98
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $144.59 $122.99 - $21.60
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $245.08 $208.46 - $36.62
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $100.49 $85.47 - $15.02
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $289.19 $245.98 - $43.21
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $291.28 $247.75 - $43.53
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $191.05 $162.50 - $28.55

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.