Tuesday, February 5, 2013

$3,000 On Gas Last Year

Average U.S. Family Spent Nearly $3,000 On Gas Last Year

Even as cars become more fuel efficient, the cost of gasoline is still claiming a bigger percentage of the average American paycheck.

The average U.S. household spent $2,912 on gasoline in 2012, which amounts just less than 4 percent of their pre-tax income, according to research released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That's the highest percentage in three decades.