posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:35 AM
I live in Southwestern Ontario .. . just across the border from Detroit so I've got it pretty good.
Regular 87 octane in Windsor is going for $1.329 per litre as of this morning. That equates to about $5.03 per US gallon.
Regular 87 octane just across the border ($4 toll, then a five minute bridge trip) is going for $3.94 per US gallon. That makes it about $1.039 per
litre. I have to say, while gas prices have averaged about $1.32 in Windsor for the past six months, only recently did the price shoot up in Detroit.
Prior to last week, it was running about $3.75 a US gallon or about 98.9 cents per litre.
Anyhoots . . . based on now and given my car takes 70 litres to fill (usually once a week), I save about $13 a week on gas (that considers the $8
bucks in tolls as well).
I also have a car that runs on 93 . . . In Windsor, that's $1.54/litre. Doing the math on the US side, I'm paying about $1.07 a litre. Weekly
savings there is about $22 a week, considering the toll I pay to get across the Detroit River by bridge.
Now, while I'm across the creek, I also pick up a carton of smokes for $37 bucks (compared to $68 in Windsor) and a case of beer (they sell Canadian
at the duty free) for $20 instead of the $46 I pay in Windsor.
So, on each trip, I save about $90 bucks a week doin' a gas/beer/smokes run.
If you add in the groceries I buy while I'm there (boneless chicken breast at $1.87/lb compared to $3.99/lb in Windsor, milk at $2.49/four litres
instead of the $4.99 in Windsor . . . cheese at half the price . . . and I'm saving more than $5,000 per year just by going across to get my regular
Sorry for the digression.
Anyhow . . . back to the original point . . . In Windsor, I'm paying $1.329/litre. In Detroit, I'm paying $1.039/litre.