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 Brothers
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.
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.
Do you have relatives in Pittsburgh? No problem, you can get there with $10 to spare.