The cost of getting around is probably going to keep rising. Gas prices are forecast by the government to rise by an average of 6.6 percent next year.
This week, gas prices are $3, according to the government. Fill-ups cost as much today—adjusted for inflation—than in 1981, the last all-time high. In 1981, gas cost $1.38 a gallon, or $2.83 in today's dollars.