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National average unleaded gas prices
Date Cost per gallon
December 15, 2014 $2.55
Month ago average $2.90
Year ago average $3.23


next update: 12.22.2014

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at www.fuelgaugereport.com.

How that affects your trip
Trip Drive Time (approximate,
one-way)
Round-trip Mileage Gas Used (gallons) Cost 2013 Cost 2014 Cost Diff.
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282
64.1
$207.04
$163.46
- $43.58
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours
1,300
65.0
$209.95
$165.75
- $44.20
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours
1,731
86.6
$279.72
$220.83
- $58.89
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639
82.0
$264.86
$209.10
- $55.76
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108
55.4
$178.94
$141.27
- $37.67
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878
93.9
$303.30
$239.45
- $63.85
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours
770
38.5
$124.36
$98.18
- $26.18
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215
110.8
$357.88
$282.54
- $75.34
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours
2,231
111.6
$360.47
$284.58
- $75.89
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours
1,463
73.2
$236.44
$186.66
- $49.78

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.