As summer finally arrives, many of us are planning road trips and vacations. But before you hit the open road, you may want to check your gas tank—and your budget. According to recent reports, gas prices are already topping $5 a gallon in some parts of the country.
AARP reports that in 20 states and the District of Columbia, the average price of gas is now over $5 a gallon—and in some areas, it’s much higher.
Which states have the highest gas prices? Right now, residents of the following states are paying the most at the pump:
- Rhode Island
- New York
- New Jersey
Of course, more states may join this list as summer goes on and gas prices continue to rise. So, if you’re planning a road trip, be sure to check the prices in your destination state before you go.