Tool | July 2014

Gas Tax Map

In our map, discover which states hit drivers’ pocketbooks the most (and the least). Scroll over any state to see its gas tax and how it contributes to the overall tax rate on a gallon of gas.

In addition to the federal gasoline tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, states add their own taxes and fees every time you fill up. Some states assess higher – much higher – gas taxes than others. Savvy consumers who live near state borders can save hundreds of dollars each year by filling up on one side of the state line or the other. (New York and Connecticut, for instance, both hit drivers with taxes of 49 cents per gallon, while neighboring New Jersey’s state gas tax is only 14 cents per gallon.) In our map below, discover which states hit drivers’ pocketbooks the most (and the least). Scroll over any state to see its gas tax and how it contributes to the overall tax rate on a gallon of gas. California has the highest state gas tax at 52.9 cents per gallon, Alaska the lowest at 12.4 cents per gallon.

See Also: Kiplinger's Gas Tax Calculator

State Gas Taxes Per Gallon

New Jersey Rhode Island Delaware Washington, DC Maine New Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New York New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware Washington, DC Indiana Maryland West Virginia Hawaii Alaska Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Ohio Michigan Michigan Kentucky Tennessee Florida Alabama Mississippi Illinois Wisconsin Louisiana Arkansas Missouri Iowa Oklahoma Kansas Texas Nebraska Minnesota New Mexico Colorado South Dakota North Dakota Arizona Utah Wyoming Montana Idaho Nevada California Oregon Washington

Source: American Petroleum Institute