If You Value Cheap Gas, Move To The Middle Of The Country

As gas prices continue to rise, it’s easier to get jealous of locales that offer cheaper rates. Due to a variety of reasons, including demand, easier access to infrastructure and lower gas taxes, certain cities consistently sport lower pump prices. And most of those tend to be located in the central part of the U.S.

GasBuddy keeps a running list of gas prices around the country. The cheapest city for gas was Tulsa, Okla. ($3.53), followed by Fargo, N.D. ($3.56), Billings, Mont. ($3.57) and Amarillo, Texas ($3.60).

Chicago bucks the trend by leading the nation in gas prices at $4.56, while California cities taking up 12 of the next 13 spots, with Honolulu, Hawaii the lone exception.

If you’re considering a move, you should factor cost of living into the equation when you’re figuring out how far your salary will go. All things being equal, cheaper gas is as good a reason as any to choose a specific locale.

USA City Averages [GasBuddy via MSN]