Locations with highest gas prices

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by Nick Selbe

Wikipedia

The cost of gas in the U.S. is in a constant state of flux. The average price per gallon jumped by 9 cents in the past two weeks to $2.27 a gallon, likely a result of the hike in oil prices, according to the Washington Post.

Many people pay even more at the pump, and CareerTrends found the 50 locations with the highest gas prices in 2015. The data comes from the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index. The list features the cost of one gallon of regular unleaded gas from a national brand, including all taxes.

At the top of the list are cities — such as San Diego and San Francisco — in which the cost of living is generally high, and these states tend to have high gas taxes. California features nine cities on the list, and all of them are in the top 21 — including five in the top 10.

Note: In the event of ties, the location with the largest population was ranked higher on the list.

#50. Salt Lake City, UT

Price per gallon: $2.54
Population: 189,267

#49. Morgantown, WV

Price per gallon: $2.55
Population: 30,133

#48. Pierre, SD

Price per gallon: $2.56
Population: 13,885

#47. Yakima, WA

Price per gallon: $2.56
Population: 92,806

#46. Hartford, CT

Price per gallon: $2.57
Population: 125,211

#45. Bethesda, MD

Price per gallon: $2.58
Population: 63,491

#44. St. George, UT

Price per gallon: $2.58
Population: 75,469

#43. Bullhead City, AZ

Price per gallon: $2.60
Population: 39,480

#42. Pittsfield, MA

Price per gallon: $2.60
Population: 44,226

#41. Albany, NY

Price per gallon: $2.61
Population: 98,142

#40. Burlington, VT

Price per gallon: $2.62
Population: 158,686

#39. Minneapolis, MN

Price per gallon: $2.62
Population: 394,424

#38. Portland, ME

Price per gallon: $2.63
Population: 66,317

#37. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

Price per gallon: $2.64
Population: 40,009

#36. St. Paul, MN

Price per gallon: $2.64
Population: 291,728

#35. Moses Lake, WA

Price per gallon: $2.65
Population: 21,141

#34. Ithaca, NY

Price per gallon: $2.66
Population: 30,399

#33. Buffalo, NY

Price per gallon: $2.67
Population: 259,959

#32. Pittsburgh, PA

Price per gallon: $2.68
Population: 306,045

#31. Tacoma, WA

Price per gallon: $2.69
Population: 201,794

#30. Mount Vernon, WA

Price per gallon: $2.70
Population: 118,364

#29. Rochester, NY

Price per gallon: $2.70
Population: 210,461

#28. Chicago, IL

Price per gallon: $2.70
Population: 2.71 million

#27. Washington, DC

Price per gallon: $2.72
Population: 633,736

#26. Everett, WA

Price per gallon: $2.75
Population: 104,708

#25. Brooklyn, New York, NY

Price per gallon: $2.75
Population: 2.57 million

#24. Manhattan, New York, NY

Price per gallon: $2.76
Population: 1.62 million

#23. Glenwood Springs, CO

Price per gallon: $2.77
Population: 9,668

#22. Olympia, WA

Price per gallon: $2.79
Population: 47,847

#21. Modesto, CA

Price per gallon: $2.80
Population: 205,984

#20. Las Vegas, NV

Price per gallon: $2.81
Population: 597,353

#19. Bellingham, WA

Price per gallon: $2.82
Population: 82,080

#18. Seattle, WA

Price per gallon: $2.87
Population: 637,850

#17. Portland, OR

Price per gallon: $2.89
Population: 602,568

#16. Tracy, CA

Price per gallon: $2.93
Population: 84,573

#15. Reno-Sparks, NV

Price per gallon: $2.96
Population: 92,236

#14. Anchorage, AK

Price per gallon: $2.97
Population: 298,178

#13. Plano, TX

Price per gallon: $2.99
Population: 271,166

#12. Stockton, CA

Price per gallon: $3.00
Population: 297,223

#11. Oakland, CA

Price per gallon: $3.13
Population: 402,339

#10. Hilo, HI

Price per gallon: $3.14
Population: 44,549

#9. Bakersfield, CA

Price per gallon: $3.16
Population: 358,700

#8. Honolulu, HI

Price per gallon: $3.22
Population: 345,130

#7. San Francisco, CA

Price per gallon: $3.24
Population: 829,072

#6. Fairbanks, AK

Price per gallon: $3.28
Population: 32,100

#5. Juneau, AK

Price per gallon: $3.30
Population: 32,200

#4. San Diego, CA

Price per gallon: $3.31
Population: 1.34 million

#3. Orange County, CA

Price per gallon: $3.38
Population: 3.09 million

#2. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

Price per gallon: $3.39
Population: 13.06 million

#1. Kodiak, AK

Price per gallon: $3.54
Population: 6,280

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