Interestingly, a gallon of gas, in real dollars, is now less expensive than a pack of smokes. In the 1940s, both were around 20 cents a gallon. Now cigarettes generally range from $4-5 a pack in most states, while gas, despite its recent spike, is still, on average a buck cheaper. The solution? Quit smoking and start huffing gas. Or keep smoking and walk or ride your bike. But please, please don't smoke while huffing gas. The Car Connection's got an interesting take on the price of gasoline over the years, as well as forecasts of the effect today's prices will have on the industry. And, as is often the case, the common man gets the shaft.
How Gas Prices Yoostabee [The Car Connection]
New Gas-Price Widget for Mac OSX Tiger [Internal]