It’s worth noting that the cost of gasoline has fluctuated quite a bit over the past century, with significant spikes during times of war and economic upheaval. Additionally, inflation has played a role in the rising cost of gasoline over time. While the average price of gasoline has been generally increasing over the past several decades, it’s clear that the cost of gasoline is influenced by many factors and can vary significantly from year to year.

Here is the average price by year:

  1. 1920: $0.30
  2. 1921: $0.25
  3. 1922: $0.25
  4. 1923: $0.22
  5. 1924: $0.21
  6. 1925: $0.25
  7. 1926: $0.25
  8. 1927: $0.21
  9. 1928: $0.21
  10. 1929: $0.21
  11. 1930: $0.20
  12. 1931: $0.17
  13. 1932: $0.18
  14. 1933: $0.18
  15. 1934: $0.19
  16. 1935: $0.19
  17. 1936: $0.19
  18. 1937: $0.19
  19. 1938: $0.20
  20. 1939: $0.19
  21. 1940: $0.18
  22. 1941: $0.19
  23. 1942: $0.20
  24. 1943: $0.21
  25. 1944: $0.21
  26. 1945: $0.21
  27. 1946: $0.21
  28. 1947: $0.23
  29. 1948: $0.26
  30. 1949: $0.27
  31. 1950: $0.27
  32. 1951: $0.27
  33. 1952: $0.28
  34. 1953: $0.29
  35. 1954: $0.29
  36. 1955: $0.29
  37. 1956: $0.30
  38. 1957: $0.31
  39. 1958: $0.30
  40. 1959: $0.31
  41. 1960: $0.31
  42. 1961: $0.31
  43. 1962: $0.31
  44. 1963: $0.31
  45. 1964: $0.30
  46. 1965: $0.31
  47. 1966: $0.32
  48. 1967: $0.33
  49. 1968: $0.34
  50. 1969: $0.35
  51. 1970: $0.36
  52. 1971: $0.36
  53. 1972: $0.36
  54. 1973: $0.39
  55. 1974: $0.53
  56. 1975: $0.57
  57. 1976: $0.60
  58. 1977: $0.62
  59. 1978: $0.63
  60. 1979: $0.86
  61. 1980: $1.19
  62. 1981: $1.38
  63. 1982: $1.22
  64. 1983: $1.24
  65. 1984: $1.21
  66. 1985: $1.14
  67. 1986: $0.93
  68. 1987: $0.93
  69. 1988: $0.96
  70. 1989: $1.03
  71. 1990: $1.15
  72. 1991: $1.14
  73. 1992: $1.13
  74. 1993: $1.11
  75. 1994: $1.11
  76. 1995: $1.15
  77. 1996: $1.23
  78. 1997: $1.23
  79. 1998: $1.06
  80. 1999: $1.17
  81. 2000: $1.51
  82. 2001: $1.46
  83. 2002: $1.36
  84. 2003: $1.50
  85. 2004: $1.85
  86. 2005: $2.30
  87. 2006: $2.58
  88. 2007: $2.81
  89. 2008: $3.25
  90. 2009: $2.35
  91. 2010: $2.78
  92. 2011: $3.52
  93. 2012: $3.62
  94. 2013: $3.49
  95. 2014: $3.36
  96. 2015: $2.40
  97. 2016: $2.14
  98. 2017: $2.42
  99. 2018: $2.85
  100. 2019: $2.60