# Fuel prices
The real co$t of travel!
Traveling isn't cheap. We share some of our ways we save as we travel to Orlando and back to Ohio.
Americans Struggle As Gas Prices Reach Record Highs
Fuel prices rise to record highs, leaving Americans struggling to afford to get to work, heat their homes, and even afford groceries. The national average price of a gallon of regular gas has reached $4.328 today, with many unable to afford the cost. According to a AAA report, gas reached an all-time high of $4.331 on March 11th, 2022, affecting every financial aspect of their lives. Money once allocated for other things such as food, healthcare, and everyday items, is being siphoned towards transportation costs. According to The Center for Neighborhood Technology and The Center for Transit-Oriented Development report, 50% or more of people's income is mostly housing and transportation costs, according to a report by Michael Sivak of Sivak Applied Research. On average, people consume roughly 400 gallons of gasoline a year.