Most people have to drive at some point and are aware of what the price of gasoline is. What we pay for gas is based on many things including taxes. There is a federal tax of 18.4 cents a gallon which is the same in every state, but the states themselves also impose taxes. State taxes are used for a variety of things including road repair and the environment. Some states have higher taxes than others. So which states gas taxes are the highest? Here are some of the states with the highest gas taxes.
Illinois has a gas tax of 55.7 cents a gallon, but it does vary due to local taxes. Interestingly, Illinois doesn’t rank as high when it comes to the actual price of a gallon of gas which averages $2.91 a gallon.
With a gasoline tax of 59.8 cents per gallon, the state of Florida is the 9th highest in gas taxes. Despite the higher tax on gas, the actual price of a gallon of gas is the 32nd highest at an average $2.78 a gallon. In fact, Florida is seventh lowest in the country.
Connecticut can be an expensive place to drive with the average price of gasoline averaging $3.08 a gallon. Part of this cost is the gas tax which in Connecticut comes to 62.2 cents per gallon.
New York is known for high prices on most things and gasoline is one of them. Gas taxes in New York are 64.16 cents per gallon which makes a gallon of gas cost an average of $3.01 per gallon.
California drivers pay some of the highest gas prices in the country. The taxes on a gallon of gas in California are 73.62 cents per gallon. But because of other factors the total price for a gallon of gas in California is an average of $3.64 per gallon.
Now you know some of the states to avoid driving in.