Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Cross Country Gas Cost?
Hey guys. So, this fall, I'll be taking off on a cross country trip from Kelowna BC to St. John's, Newfoundland. Now, I've been saving up for a long while now, and I've gotten down to the planning of the distance travelled ect ect.
I've hit a snag though. I need to project the cost of gas for me to make it there and back. Now, for a ~20,000km drive across the country, I've seen estimates ranging from $800 - $3,000. Could anyone who's say, done a trip like this, or projected the cost of it, or just happens to know the average cost of gas across the country help me out so I can figure how much it will be?
So far, I've figured that to drive 20,000km I'll need to fill up 25 times, and at around $1.07/L, I'm looking at around $1,400 for gas. Is this a good estimate?
Keep in mind, the distance there and back is only around 14,000km, but I plan to check different places and take my time, hence the 20,000.
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