The Cities That Guzzle The Least & Most Amounts Of Gas

As gas prices exasperate consumers at the pump nationwide, you might be throwing your hands up in despair and grumbling about how your neighborhood probably has it the worst. A new report shows that it’s not necessarily the biggest cities that are spending the most on gas.

Forbes reports on the top 10 worst gas guzzlers as well as those cities around the nation that consume the least and therefore, spend much less on gas per year. For example: Although New York City is huge and full of people, its denizens are much more likely to take the subway than say, those living in Raleigh-Durham, who think it’s fine to just drive from one suburb to another whenever they need to.

Check out the top worst and the five best in Forbes’ rankings, and see their full list over at Forbes.com.

Worst Gas Guzzlers:

1. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Annual miles driven per household: 21,800
Gallons per household: 1,074
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $4,296

2. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
Annual miles driven per household: 21,500
Gallons per household: 1,061
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $4,244

3. Atlanta, Ga.
Annual miles driven per household: 21,300
Gallons per household: 1,050
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $4,200

4. Nashville, Tenn.
Annual miles driven per household: 21,200
Gallons per household: 1,046
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $4,184

5. Monmouth-Ocean Counties, N.J.
Annual miles driven per household: 21,100
Gallons per household: 1,040
Fuel expense at $4/gal: 4,160

Least Guzzly:

1. New York
Annual miles driven per household: 9,800
Gallons per household: 480
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $1,920

2. Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.
Annual miles driven per household: 12,800
Gallons per household: 630
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $2,520

3. Miami
Annual miles driven per household: 14,100
Gallons per household: 694
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $2,78

4. Bergen-Passaic, N.J.
Annual miles driven per household: 15,200
Gallons per household: 750
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $3,000

5. San Francisco
Annual miles driven per household: 15,500
Gallons per household: 762
Fuel expense at $4/gal: $3,050

America’s Most And Least Gas-Guzzling Cities [Forbes]