Special Report

States With the Lowest and Highest Gas Taxes

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5. Nevada
> Avg. state gas tax: 50.5 cents per gal.
> Avg. gas price as of Jan. 26 2021: $2.74 per gal. (4th highest)
> State taxes as pct. of gas price: 18.4% (5th highest)
> Annual miles traveled per driver: 13,716 (19th fewest)

4. New Jersey
> Avg. state gas tax: 50.7 cents per gal.
> Avg. gas price as of Jan. 26 2021: $2.55 per gal. (8th highest)
> State taxes as pct. of gas price: 19.9% (3rd highest)
> Annual miles traveled per driver: 12,336 (9th fewest)

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3. Illinois
> Avg. state gas tax: 52.2 cents per gal.
> Avg. gas price as of Jan. 26 2021: $2.54 per gal. (9th highest)
> State taxes as pct. of gas price: 20.5% (2nd highest)
> Annual miles traveled per driver: 12,599 (10th fewest)

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2. Pennsylvania
> Avg. state gas tax: 58.7 cents per gal.
> Avg. gas price as of Jan. 26 2021: $2.70 per gal. (5th highest)
> State taxes as pct. of gas price: 21.7% (the highest)
> Annual miles traveled per driver: 11,572 (6th fewest)

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1. California
> Avg. state gas tax: 63.1 cents per gal.
> Avg. gas price as of Jan. 26 2021: $3.38 per gal. (the highest)
> State taxes as pct. of gas price: 18.6% (4th highest)
> Annual miles traveled per driver: 12,915 (16th fewest)