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The typical American family spends more than $4,000 a year on gas — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
 
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$4,155
The amount a typical American household will have spent on gas for their cars in 2011, a record

8.4
Percent of a typical American family's annual income that is spent on gas

30
Years since gas last took that big of a bite out of a family's budget

Sources: CNBC, MSN

 

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