The Cost to Drive calculator computes the cost of a road trip based on the distance, miles per gallon and cost per gallon.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Total Cost to Drive (TC): The calculator returns the Cost to Drive in U.S. dollars. However, this can be automatically converted to other currencies via the pull-down menu.
Many people would rather drive than fly, and sometimes it makes economic sense if the time on the road is not prohibitive. The formula for the cost to drive is:
TC = ( M / mpg) ⋅ ppg
where:
Consider a trip from south west Pennsylvania to Orlando Florida that is 950 miles each way. The driving time would be fourteen hours and twenty minutes each way. This would be a long day driving each way, and one should not drive more than nine or ten hours in a day, so we'll stop at a hotel for the night each way.
With two people traveling, we have:
Total Price to Drive is $790.
The US Mileage Rate for Business Travel shows the dollars per mile deduction for business travel for the calendar year. The most recently queried information from the IRS website on mileage includes:
Mileage Calendar Year: 2024
Use these deductions rates in the Mileage Tax Deduction Calculator. It computes tax deductions from miles travelled. Just enter the miles traveled and see the dollar amount associates for business, moving or medical, and charitable work.
International travel poses a several challenges, even if it's just over the boarder to Canada or Mexico. First, there is the conversion from liters to gallons, which is fixed, and then there's the conversion between the US dollar and other currency, which is constantly changing. vCalc is here to help. We know how to do the math and we keep track of currency fluctuations, and the result makes it easier on you.
Here are four examples, US dollar per gallon from
Country | $1.00 Equivalent | |
Canadian Dollar | 1.35 CAD | |
Euro | 0.903 EUR | |
Great Britain Pound | 0.761 GBP | |
Mexican Peso | 19.822 MXN |
The formula to convert Euros per Liter to U.S. Dollars per Gallon is:
`DPG = € EPL * (3.7854 " Liters")/(1.0 " U.S. Gallons") * ($1.0 " USD")/( "€ 0.903 EUR")`
The formula to convert Canadian Dollars per Liter to U.S. Dollars per Gallon is:
`DPG = Can$ CPL * (3.7854 " Liters")/(1.0 " U.S. Gallons") * ($1.0 " USD")/( "$ 1.35 CAD")`
The formula to convert Great Britain Pounds (Sterling) per Liter to U.S. Dollars per Gallon is:
`DPG = £ PPL * (3.7854 " Liters")/(1.0 " U.S. Gallons") * ($1.0 " USD")/( "£ 0.761 GBP")`
The formula to convert Mexican Pesos per Liter to U.S. Dollars per Gallon is:
`DPG = ? PPL * (3.7854 " Liters")/(1.0 " U.S. Gallons") * ($1.0 " USD")/( "?19.822 MXN")`
where:
Note the currency exchange rates are updated every two minutes.
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