If you’re going to go on a road trip to travel around the United States, then you’re probably doing it for two reasons, namely: (1) it is fun, and (2) it is cheaper. As far as the second reason is concerned, you are indeed correct, albeit not completely. This is because poor planning and failure to anticipate travel costs can make you end up with a situation where you actually pay more on the road than you would have if you just took a flight to your destination. It’s a bit complicated at first but it will all sound simpler in the end if you learn to manage your expenses.
Of course, the most important part of costing in road trips is the gas cost. Sometimes gas can get so expensive that it’s cheaper to fly by plane. But here’s what you can do to ascertain that the road trip is really the cheaper option.
1.Calculate Your Gas Mileage
2.Calculate the Distance of Your Trip
3.Determine the Current Gas Price
4.Calculate Your Trip’s Total Cost
How to Estimate Gas Cost for a Road Trip
- Calculate Your Gas Mileage, Photo: MariiaDemchenko/stock.adobe.com
- Calculate the Distance of Your Trip, Photo: Alina/stock.adobe.com
- Determine the Current Gas Price, Photo: LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/stock.adobe.com
- Calculate Your Trip’s Total Cost, Photo: fox17/stock.adobe.com
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