Map of the Month

Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.

July 2011

Combined Gasoline Taxes By State

The map of the month shows the amount of combined federal, state and other taxes charged for gasoline sales nationwide. As of May, 2011, Connecticut has the highest gasoline tax at 70.3 cents per gallon. California has the fourth highest gasoline tax in the country at 68.9 cents per gallon. Alaska has the least tax at 26.4 cents per gallon. The data for the map of the month is compiled by the American Petroleum Institute on a quarterly basis.