Fuel Economy and Mileage

# How much does a gallon of diesel fuel cost per mile?

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You need to know the price per gallon and also the miles per gallon your car can achieve. Then the cost per mile is the dollars per gallon divided by the miles per gallon. The answer is in dollars per mile (in the UK use pounds instead).

So with fuel at \$1 per gallon, and car that does 20 mpg, the fuel cost is \$1 / 20 per mile, or 5 cents per mile.

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