- Today’s average gas price of just over $2.58 per gallon is 25 cents cheaper than during the Labor Day weekend last year, according to AAA.
- Average prices by state range from a low of $2.20 a gallon in Louisiana and Mississippi to almost $3.66 in Hawaii.
- More people will likely head out on road trips, and have more pocket money to spend on food and fun, thanks to lower gas prices across most of the U.S.
If you’re heading out on an end-of-summer road trip this Labor Day, you might find yourself spending less on fuel and more on food and fun.
That’s thanks to what may be the lowest average nationwide gasoline rates for this holiday weekend in three years, according to AAA.
Today’s average price of just more than $2.58 per gallon is 25 cents cheaper than during the Labor Day weekend last year, when it was $2.83, and 5 cents cheaper than the same period in 2017 ($2.63). Gas prices dropped in every U.S. state other than Hawaii compared to Labor Day 2018, with Idaho posting the largest decrease, at 16.8%.