Unless you subscribe to the gospel of Elon Musk, and hope to dodge traffic via high-speed transportation tunnels deep in the ground, you're going to be spending lots of money on gas. Anyone who's spent time at the pump knows that gas prices are subjected to insane variables, but thanks to a new tool from Time, you can learn exactly how much you can expect to spend on gas this year based on the model of your car.
According to the Energy Information Administration, gas will cost motorists $2.79 a gallon in 2018, marking a 37 cent per gallon increase over last year's figures. Those numbers are ensuring that gas prices are the most expensive they've been since 2014, when the average price for a gallon was $3.36.
But instead of despairing at the sight of every passing Shell station in your rearview mirror, Time's gas calculator can help determine how much money you're primed to spend on gas this year. Based on the EIA's estimates, the calculator assumes you're driving the average American rate of 13,000 miles a year.