How much did a gallon of gas cost the year you were born?
.29 for me.
- Lv 75 months ago
No idea, I was born in 1993.
- M.Lv 75 months ago
In 1953, I don't know, I would guess 15¢.
But by around 1958 or 1959 I remember 19.9¢ Sometimes, there were "gas wars" between competing gas stations on different corners of a main intersection, and I saw 17.9¢
By 1963 I was buying gas for the lawnmower or my go-cart or minibike and it was 20.9¢ or 21.9¢
When I started driving in 1969 it was around 26.9¢
When I went to college in 1971-72 it was 27.9¢ at home, 29.9¢ halfway there (in farmland) and 34.9¢ in the remote forested area of the college campus.
The published prices that I always see in historical articles, always list prices that are higher than I saw with my own eyes. They surely weren't for my area in the "midwest". Maybe for California.
My grandfather said he saw gas at 15 gallons for a dollar, and a few times as low as 18 gallons for a dollar. I assume this was in the late 1920s to early 1930s. He was driving since 1919.
I worked at a gas station in 1971. I remember the prices.
- davidLv 75 months ago
Maybe $0.10 --- or cheaper. As a 16 year old I remember a family vacation and gas was 10 cents per gallon then. At age 19 I bought my first car and gas was 32 cents a gallon then. By 24 gas was about $1.00 per gallon ..
- TomalochkLv 65 months ago
Imagine if some of you people would have bought a few extra cans of gas and kept it till now ..... you could have really made some money .
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- Anonymous5 months ago
no idea, but I could find-it a .25 cents a gallon during Basic Training .................Source(s): Retired Army SFC.
- LônLv 75 months ago
No idea but when I took my test it was 35p a gallon ( 44c a gallon)....it's now around £6.50 a gallon ($ 8.18)
- billrussell42Lv 75 months ago
$2.55 adjusted for inflation