I just came across this site called Miles Per Dollar which has a handy dandy calculator that enables you to see how much it costs you to drive your car on a mile by mile basis. For our car, a Subaru Forester getting about 29 MPG here in New Mexico, and our gas price at $1.77, we are getting 16.95 miles for every dollar we spend on gas. These gas prices won’t last that long, but while they do, this is a pretty good distance to be able to go on $1 worth of gas!
From the site, an interesting perspective:
“Why do we need a miles-per-dollar calculator? It’s simple. It’s time that we add a new weapon to our arsenal of thought, a new way of seeing the economy and our shiny new Web 2.0 world. Believe me–when you start thinking about how much money it costs to drive one mile it changes your whole perspective on life. You start to question reality–the world as it really is versus the world as it has been presented to you. And with this changed perspective you might one day even hope to understand “supply and demand.” “
Go check out the site and see what it costs you to drive at Miles Per Dollar.