If there is one thing that Idahoans talked about more than anything this year, we'd have to say the easy answer is: the price of gasoline. It was a very intense political year, looking back at 2022--we still remember the night that news broke of Russia's invasion in Ukraine. Say what you will about politics, there's no denying that this conflict almost instantly impacted the prices that Idahoans were paying at the pumps--and frankly, the entire globe.

As gas prices began to rise in Idaho and beyond, so too did the price to fly anywhere for vacation. Some travelers and commuters reported round trip flights from Boise to Salt Lake City reaching prices over $1,000-- for economy seats!!

So how much was gas on the year YOU were born? These national averages will make your head hurt

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

Have you ever seen gas that cheap since then? 

Look, most of us aren't driving as infants so our first impression of gas prices probably didn't really come into existence until we got drivers licenses or began to think about drivers education.

Oh, the things we would do to have gas prices be that low again.

We did some digging to look back on the past year--and these figures will shock you too. The Boise 'Metro' saw some astronomical highs, the record being, according to AAA, $5.369 on July 3, just before the long weekend!

These days, AAA says that the Boise metro average is about $3.415 per gallon (we're talking regular, here).

The good news for you is, we do have some places that will allow you to get gas for under $3! 

Gas Is Under $3 at These Six Treasure Valley Businesses

It seems that you can't go anywhere these days-- either in person or online--without hearing about GAS. Everyone is talking about it and while normally gas is something that most people would be too embarrassed to talk about, we're trying to figure out why it's such a hot topic right now! No matter the reason, we're here for the giggles and the gas and would like to highlight 6 local places that we're nearly certain can give you gas for under $3!

Find the Cheapest Gas in Boise as Prices Reach Record Highs

These five gas stations currently have prices below Idaho's average!

How Are Idahoans Saving Money on Gas Prices? Is It a Good Idea?

Unfortunately, as a community that commutes all of the time, we don't have many options.

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