It’s not just living in New Jersey that’s expensive. Now driving here is getting expensive, too. Tolls on the highways were raised by fifty percent at the start of the year, and now NJ.com is reporting that gas prices in New Jersey are the highest on record for this time of year, jumping 45 cents since Jan. 1.
According to AAA, the average price of regular gas in New Jersey was $3.60 on Wednesday morning. That’s still lower than the national average, however. CNN reported today that nationwide, the average price of gas hovers around $3.74. Perhaps we should be glad we don’t live in California, where the average price for gasoline tops $4 a gallon (not to mention, the rest of the country doesn’t like California anyway).
We may be there soon, though: gas prices are expected to skyrocket this summer, with many consumers paying up to $5 a gallon. In other words, time to start planning your “staycation.”
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