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2016 Fuel Facts

updated 5/23/2016 - (next update will be 5/31/2016)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
May 23, 2016 $2.28
Month ago average $2.13
Year ago average $2.74
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 $175.63 $146.15 - $29.48
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $178.10 $148.20 - $29.90
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $237.28 $197.45 - $39.83
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $224.68 $186.96 - $37.72
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $151.80 $126.31 - $25.49
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $257.29 $214.09 - $43.20
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $105.49 $87.78 - $17.71
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $303.59 $252.62 - $50.97
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $305.78 $254.45 - $51.33
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $200.57 $166.90 - $33.67

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.