So I was talking with a friend and we were figuring out the amount of money we spend on a commute to see if it is worth buying a new car for the gas savings. I was using Google Maps to determine the distance between locations. So I got the idea to create this little tool to calculate it for me. I’ve been meaning to learn the Google Maps API anyway.
DIRECTIONS: Enter the current cost of fuel, your car’s gas mileage and a start and end address to get an estimate of how much you will spend on fuel for the trip.
Fuel Cost: $ per gallon
Gas Mileage: miles per gallon (mpg)
Cost Per Mile: $
One way cost: $
Round trip cost: $
Commute: If you were to make this commute 5 days a week excluding 3 weeks for vacation and holidays, you could expect to pay $ per year.