Many travelers say the vacation begins with the planning from home. I recall the joy of selecting a Cape Cod rental for my own family each year. The scent of the sea practically filled my kitchen where I sat at my little desk browsing cottages by computer late at night.
Planning a budget for housing and activities is fun. Adding a line for gasoline, not so much.
A website by the Petroleum Institute makes the topic of gasoline a little more interesting, if not enjoyable. Did you know for example, that the average amount of state taxes and fees added to the cost of a gallon of gas in the U.S. is 31.49 Cents?
Of the six New England States, three states charge higher than the national average in taxes and fees, and three charge less. They are, per gallon:
Below National Average
For some perspective, gasoline taxes and fees levied in New Hampshire aren't even close to the average; 19.63 cents per gallon versus the average 31.49 cents. And southern states, with the exception of Texas, charge far below the average too.
Click this interactive map to tour the whole country via state and local gas taxes. You never knew gasoline could be so, well, interesting. Or maybe not.
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