According to a recent poll on Gasbuddy.com most people spent between one and two thousand dollars on gasoline during 2006.
Here’s what the gas spending breakdown looked like in 2006:
- Less than $1,000 – 16%
- Between $1,001 and $2,000 – 36%
- Between $2,001 and $3,000 – 23%
- Between $3,001 and $4,000 – 11%
- Between $4,001 and $5,000 – 5%
- More than $5,000 – 6%
Obviously, the largest contributor to the reason so many people spent so much money on gasoline is because of the gigantic spike in oil/gas prices, which seemingly affected people from mid-spring to early fall. People were most affected during the summer months when national average gas prices hovered around $3, but were much higher in various spots around the country.
These numbers could have been a lot worse, but thanks to the popularity of hybrids, the decrease in demand for huge gas guzzling vehicles and people actually paying attention to their driving habits, many people weren’t hit as hard as they could have been.