CHICAGO (CBS) — Americans are spending $69 more each month to fill up their tank, according to a Triple A report.
On Wednesday, the Chicago average is $3.26 per gallon of regular gasoline.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rounding Out The Warmest Weekend Of The Winter
The average price is $2.999 for the rest of Illinois, compared to the national average of $2.91.READ MORE: MISSING: Khoshaba Dikyanos, 84, Last Seen In Lincoln Square
Analysts say Americans are now spending 7% of their income on gas, a statistic that is up 1.5% from last year.
If you make $45,000 per year, you’re shelling out over $3,000 just to put gas in your vehicle.MORE NEWS: Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing $35 Tickets To Drivers Going 6 MPH Over The Limit On Monday
To see the national average for gas prices and the state by state breakdown, click here.