US saving money trip No.1

US saving money trip No.1

These days gas price are skyrocketing and I often heard friends talking about the affordability of driving. I personally go to U.S. quite frequently, so I want to share a little bit of my experience to save money by travelling to U.S.

My saving tip #1 is about gas:

Let’s look at some numbers I was running today for my today’s trip to U.S. (Information is based on Aug 21, 2012)

Amount of Gas (L)

45

Price in Canada (/L)

1.369

Price in US. (/GAL)

3.99

Trip (KM)

60

1 USD = ? CAD

0.99

 

So here comes my calculations:

Cost in Canada

61.61

CAD

Cost in US

47.50

USD

Trip Cost

7.03

USD

Total Savings

7.62

CAD

 

 

As you can see, not big savings, however let’s run some “big” numbers for some SUVs and trucks (I don’t know for some reason, my SUV only has a 45L tank)

Amount of Gas (L)

Total Savings (CAD)

45

$7.62

70

$15.72

100

$25.44

 

The savings is getting more significant when you have a bigger gas tank. Not too many people will travel to US only because of gas and this is a good portion of your whole savings plan.

There is one more things I want to add here:

– Please be aware:

DON’T go to the gas station that is the closest to the custom building and this is why (These are pictures I took during my trip today to Blaine WA)

The closest gas station to the custom building



The other one down the road

I am pretty sure you see the difference, so watch out!

This particular post will benefit those of you who are living close to the border of U.S. and Canada, however the purpose of this post is to open your mind and help you think out of the box…


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