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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 decade ago

How much are gas prices really affecting your everyday life?

How much is gas in your area?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The price of fuel isn't really impacting me. As long as I haver a job, nothing has really changed. I'm putting in an extra $40/tank, but all that means is that I have $40 less to spend somewhere else in the economy. So for me personally, its impact is peanuts. But on businesses I frequent, the impact of me not purchasing their goods/services at $40/less per week is most likely hurting them more.

  • 1 decade ago

    Louisville, Kentucky - Low grade averages $4.20.

    You can see prices by ZIP code or State here....

    http://www.gasbuddy.com/

    I have the type of job where I don't have to drive much, but I've talked with many friends (especially those in sales) and they are trying to do more over the phone & by email. They make fewer face-to-face calls now.

    In fact, I just had a conversation today with a friend who sells advertising for a local newspaper. She said that her employer had raised her gas allowance, but it was still going to be a week or so before she received the check reflecting the increased pay. So she was making phone calls & working from home this afternoon.

    The bad thing is the domino effect. The increase in oil/gas prices effects a lot of things...like food costs, heating costs, the price of an airline ticket etc. I own rental property and I have a trash dumpster behind one of my buildings. I'm now paying about $20 more per month than last year because of a "fuel surcharge". The trucks that come to empty the dumpster use fuel.

    Another example, I'm going on a girls weekend with a couple of friends next week. If we take my car, we will have to fill the tank five times (for the entire roundtrip). At $100 per fill up, that's $500 total. I love to take my car because it's such a comfortable road trip car. However, my friends car costs about $44 per fill-up and only has to be filled up around 3 times for the entire trip ($132). It's a lot smaller than my car, but we're taking hers. We'll just be a little less comfortable and we'll have to take fewer bags.

  • 1 decade ago

    $3.91 for regular unleaded. Gas prices are affecting me a great deal. My grocery bill has gone up quite a bit. Eggs are almost twice what they were. My pet food has gone up $1. Put it all together and I am spending a lot more on everyday items, so I have less spending money for fun stuff.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm a teacher in Sydney, Australia and have just changed jobs from a school which was an hour's drive away, to one that is closer. The cost of petrol, now $1.67 (Aus) per liter, meant that it no longer paid me to work that far from home. I had worked there for seven years and was very sad to leave my students.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't care what the prices are I pay .08 per gallon and you can too if you can find my video on youtube ".08 per gallon impossible no you can too"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    $3.98/gallon here and during the holiday weekend it was 3.99 so some of us are just glad that it dropped a penny lol! well it should go low next you'll see food go x3 of gas (just becuase we need it)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    4 dollars

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i almost paid $1,25 for an apple today. that hurts more than the gas!

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