# How much money/gas from Washington to California ?

I am wondering how much gas it will take and money to drive from Lakewood Washington to Pasadena California in a 2005 chevy tahoe. It takes up to $80 to fill my gas tank.

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- CBLv 73 months ago
Approx 1150 miles vehicle will likely get 18mpg during the trip (being conservative) 1150/18=63.8 gallons - cost will depend on local gas stop prices.

If you drive straight through just add in the cost (or carry from home) breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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- Anonymous3 months ago
Look up the mileage for your vehicle or estimate it. How far do you go between fill ups? If you don't know that, assume 12 miles/gal. use trip advisor or any other product to get the distance. Divide the distance by 12, that gives gal of gas. Multiply by an average cost per gallon that you will have to estimate. CA has much higher gas prices than even in WA.

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- AntonLv 63 months ago
How long is a rope?

What route? The boring I-5 Interstate, 1100 miles? Or hugging the Scenic Coast, 1350 miles?

A 2005 chevy tahoe averages about 14 mpg.

At 85 mph on the Interstates you might get 12 mpg. At 45 mph you will get over 20 mpg.

You can take one long day on the Superslab, or 5 relaxed days on the coast.

If you take more than one day, sleep in the vehicle, or motel?

How fancy a motel -- $40 a night or $140 a night?

Plan in eating? Brown bagging, food from home, or Restaurant food?

On average, you will spend about $200 on gas.

Plus $200 for two nights in motels.

Plus $150 for good restaurant food.

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- BortLv 63 months ago
This is easy to calculate. You take the amount of miles the trip is and divide it by the miles per gallon the vehicle gets. That number is how many gallons of fuel you'll need for the trip. To figure out how much you need to budget for fuel you then take the result you get from that and multiply it by the average cost of a gallon, then to figure out how many times you'll need to stop for fuel divide that number by how many gallons your fuel tank holds.

You didn't leave enough info to get an accurate answer. Needed to be known:Miles Per Gallon (MPG) the vehicle getsThe fuel tank capacityThe grade of fuel you put in it Which route you're going to take. You can use I-5 South or 395 South or...who knows...going to take the scenic route?All of that and some other things matter and need to be included to get a close estimate. To figure out how many gallons of fuel it will take:Trip Length / MPG = amount of fuel neededTo figure out how much fuel is going to cost you:amount of fuel needed x $3.25 = $ amount you'll need for fuelTo figure out how many times you'll need to stop for fuel:Tank Capacity / MPG = how far you can expect to go on a full tankThere are sites that do the math for you:https://www.fueleconomy.gov/trip/is one of them

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- Anonymous3 months ago
So, you can't do simple 4th grade math? You can easily find the distance from Google Maps (or any other map app), you can get the average expected mpg for your vehicle from hundreds of different websites if you don't already know it, and then you can divide the miles by mpg to get gallons. From that you can estimate cost by finding the average cost per gallon of gasoline in WA, OR and CA. It will take less than 5 minutes if you're any good on the internet. If you're incapable of that, or too lazy, it will cost you a bj for me to do it for you.

EPIC FAIL.

(hint: what's the square root of 40,000? That's the approximate price in big, round numbers)

p.s. WRONG FORUM dumbass.

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- yet-knish!Lv 73 months ago
Find the distance from one place to the other (Mapquest or ask your phone). Divide by your car's MPG. That's the number of gallons of gas you will need.

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