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What Percentage of Your Monthly Income is Used For Gas?

How Much Do You Pay For Gas Each Month?

On Friday, President Bush said that the economic stimulus rebate checks would "help Americans offset the high prices we're seeing at the gas pump and the grocery store," and according to CNBC, government projections suggest that "consumers could use the checks to buy gas for about 75 days at current prices."

You're all highly aware of the number that registers on the gas pump each time you fill up, but do you know how much you're spending on gas each month compared to other drivers? Let's find out how much you're spending compared to everyone else by estimating how much of your monthly paycheck is going to gas.


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lily8206 lily8206 9 years
I pay well over $200 a month. I drive quite a distance to work and the increase in gas prices is killing me!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I don't even want to think about it.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Because I work at home, I only spend b/w $50 to $100 a month on gas.
jessie jessie 9 years
ugh...and i drive a suv for now...hopefully in a few months i can get a car with a whole lotta better driving to the grocery store..then having to pay higher prices for that...ugh..
LadyP LadyP 9 years
I don't drive where I am currently living.
CNAY4811 CNAY4811 9 years
I pay a little over $50 a week...but I'd prefer that over living in a city with pollution, no countryside, and loud noise 24-7!!
sophistiquer sophistiquer 9 years
it takes about $35 bucks (as of today) to fill my little 4-cylinder. Anddddddd... that lasts me about a week.
girlgreen girlgreen 9 years
most days i really miss driving...but my $81 unlimited monthly metrocard isn't looking so bad right now.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
j2e1n9 , it has cut into the paycheck, sure...but unless you call not being able to go out to dinner more or shop more for clothes I don't need a decrease in my standard of living, then hasn't cramped our style at all. My husband HAS to work, he LOVES his job, and we don't have the option of moving closer to his job for another 4 years when our kids finish school. You make sacrifices. Besides, its not like we did anything to cause the gas crisis...that would be the government's fault IMO.
baltimoregal baltimoregal 9 years
Not very much because I live in a great and fun community with lots to do that is also near my work.
hex913 hex913 9 years
Currently I pay less than $100 a month, however, I might have a new job opportunity on the horizon that will boost me up to the "between $100 and $200" closer to 200.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
"I have to ask everyone that's paying hundreds of dollars a month - isnt this really cutting into your paycheck and quality of living?" Yes! It sucks!
PammyLZ PammyLZ 9 years
I drive 30 miles round trip to work 4 days a week, plus to other places I go, I only pay about $160 for gas a month. (I factored the cost by calculating my average miles per month by $3.57 per gallon) Considering I drive a Jeep Cherokee.. that's pretty good.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I have to ask everyone that's paying hundreds of dollars a month - isnt this really cutting into your paycheck and quality of living? I have no idea how y'all are able to do it!
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 9 years
About $300 a month here. But I have a one-hour commute to work five days a week.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Between my fiance and I we spend over $1000 per month on gas. We each drive a little over 50 miles each way to work AND I carpool with a coworker.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
im up to about $500 a month, but i fill up every other day and my job pays me mileage. its still a pain in the ass though :(
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
It takes 75.00 to fill up my tank, but I only have to do it about twice a month (unless we travel, do a weekend trip or something). But if I had to work and drive more than I actually do then obviously it would be much more than the between 100 and 200 range I voted.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
I just moved but for the past year I had an hour commute to work; 60 miles one-way. I was spending $350 on gas a month and that was when gas was under $3/gallon. I have since moved and now spend $120 gas a month - which is much more doable even considering the higher gas price.
ihouse-blog ihouse-blog 9 years
Gas is one of the hottest topics in the real estate blogosphere (outside of the mortgage crisis) it has been looked at on More and more Gen Y buyers are choosing to live in locations with public transportation and more corporations like Google are providing shuttles. I try to cut down but still manage to use about a half tank per week in my Honda. (YIKES) One of my biggest small changes is to walk to the grocery store and coffee shop.
merie33 merie33 9 years
Around $200 a month, and I only drive to school and work :(
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
No more than $40 a month on an average month. It's been costing me about $40 to fill up my tank, but I walk to work and only use my car for errands once or twice a week. That's what I love about living in the city - a car isn't an absolute necessity.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
I drive 30 miles to work (and school) 3 days a week (part-time) and I spend just about $200 a month. I'm a student and I can't afford a better mileage car (I currently borrow my mom's) and I don't make enough to get "economic stimulus." I wish there were better jobs closer to home. :\
uglybetty uglybetty 9 years
I pay about $30/month in gas...yep, I drive a Prius and take the bus to work. It's amazing!
lizs lizs 9 years
I miss my $10 fill-ups of years gone by! My little hatchback does its best to get 35 mpg, even after 9 years of service, but it's helpless against the bumper-to-bumper commute traffic I face on the way home.
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