Road Trip – Results


After a 2,300mi (3,701km) road trip in the US, approximately the same distance as a trip from Toronto to Calgary here are the results in Canadian Dollars….

* Hotels four star well known chain, gas regular 87 octane,

Gas $223.71, Hotels 3 nights $492.37 (breakfast, Happy Hour and dinner included), Food $22.10 (includes all taxes)

Time to travel @average 75MPH 30Hrs (three 10 hr days)


Assuming same trip to Calgary here is what we would have spent…

Gas $344.40, Tolls $12.00, Hotels 4 nights $693.00 (breakfast included), Food & Drink $225.00

Time to travel @average 100KM/hr 37hr (three 10hr days, one 7 hr day)

Total Cost U.S. Trip = $750.00 CDN               Total Cost Canadian Trip = $1,262

Money in Pocket = $512.40

Result even at a $0.70 loonie it is still more cost effective to travel in the U.S.


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