Elwood Blues: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake Blues: Hit it!
–The Blues BrothersREAD MORE: Police Responding To Barricade Situation In Morton Grove
CHICAGO (CBS) — With gasoline prices plummeting in the Chicago area, how far can you go with $50 in your pocket?
Assuming that you are driving a car that gets about 24 miles per gallon, pretty far, a lot farther than Jake and Elwood in the gas-guzzling Bluesmobile, according to How Much, a cost information website.
Want to take a road trip to visit Elvis’ home? A $50 petrol budget puts you within range.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Cool Down Ahead
A trip to Great Smoky Mountains? Done, but you’ll be on fumes.
Planning a road trip to see the Cubs-Cardinals play in St. Louis? $50 will almost get you there … and back.
If, for some reason, you need to drive to Nebraska–perhaps to see the Illini or Wildcats–play the Huskers in football or basketball, $50 will get you there–with a gallon or two to spare.
And while, your family can’t make it to Mount Rushmore on $50, you can make it to Sioux Falls before you have to hit the ATM to fill up again.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Breezy On Tuesday
Do you have relatives in Pittsburgh? No problem, you can get there with $10 to spare.