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2018 Fuel Facts

updated 7/9/2018 - (next update will be 7/16/2018)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
July 9, 2018 $2.87
Month ago average $2.93
Year ago average $2.26
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 $144.87 $183.97 $39.10
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $146.90 $186.55 $39.65
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $195.72 $248.54 $52.82
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $185.32 $235.34 $50.02
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $125.20 $159.00 $33.80
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $212.21 $269.49 $57.28
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $87.01 $110.50 $23.49
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $250.41 $318.00 $67.59
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $252.22 $320.29 $68.07
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $165.43 $210.08 $44.65

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.