While the average price for a gallon of gas hit $5 a gallon this past week, Florida’s gas prices haven't hit that number yet for most of the state but are getting closer.
AAA reports the average price was $4.89 per gallon, up 13 cents from one week ago and 43 cents from one month ago.
In Miami, the average price is $4.91 per gallon – up 12 cents from last week and 44 cents from last month. The cheapest gas is at the Mobil station on Opa-locka Boulevard in North Miami at $4.49 a gallon.
In Fort Lauderdale, the average price is $4.93 per gallon – up 13 cents from last week and 42 cents from last month. In Broward County, the cheapest gas is at the Mobil station on Sheridan Street in Hollywood at $4.65 a gallon.
The most expensive market in Florida was West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area where prices on average hit $5.01 a gallon.
You can save money by using apps like GasBuddy to find the stations with the lowest prices near you. And it lets you sort by fuel type, payment method, gas station brand and more. Here's what to do.
- Download the GasBuddy app, either on Apple's App Store or on Google Play.
- Open GasBuddy and tap "Sign Up."
- Enter your email and zip code
- You'll need to share your location, a feature that can be turned off in your phone settings later on.
- Tap the "find gas" tab on the bottom of your screen.
- You'll be able to pick which fuel type you prefer. GasBuddy lets you filter for regular, midgrade, premium, diesel, UNL88 and E85.
- The app shows a list of stations and their prices from low to high. It also tells you the range of prices. For example, in one Los Angeles area, prices range from $4.99 to $5.99.
- You can filter by payment method, ratings, brands and amenities, like restrooms or stations that are open 24/7.
- Once you settle on a station, you can click on the one you want. That will show you its full address, directions, ratings, reviews and amenities.
- The app will also ask you to report gas prices at the station, so you can help others get accurate information.
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