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Old 08-25-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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Hello
I am international student in Cambridge I'll move to Lowell. I've Lexus Rx 1999. How much does gasoline to commute from Lowell to Cambridge monthly?
please don't say " overprice " or cheap! I need numbers only
advice me please about commute by car

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Old 08-25-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Take the number of miles and divide it by your MPG.

Ex: 46 miles in a car that gets 23 MPG is 2 gallons, or about $7.30 in today's prices.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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thanks
I am sorry what does MPG mean?
the long of distance is 57 a day
just I found calcultor for car it was 9.02$ a day ! I think it is good price.
I have other qustion becouse I am new here in USA. Is the price for gasoline is same price in all Gas station for example in Cambridge?
thanks
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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MPG is miles per gallon. Your car gets about 18 miles per gallon. So if you are going 57 miles that's 57/18, a little more than 3 gallons per day and about 16 gallons a week if you make the trip 5 times. Gas right now is around 3.65 in Brookline. It is not the same everywhere. I can find it for 3.87 right now too, but no lower than 3.55. My guess is it's slightly cheaper in Lowell.

At 3.65 you'll spend $11.50 a day, or $58 a week. That adds up to about $230 a month.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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The gas stations near the highway exits are the most expensive. The non-chain family owned gasoline stations, often mechanic and gas station rolled into one offer the best prices.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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yaeger07 AND 495neighbor
Thank you for your answers I put 300$ a month it is good for me . you know in SAUDI ARABIA its more cheaper than USA 1 liter it 0.12$.
I would like to rent apartment in Lowell becouse Cambridge is very exepensive. I decided to buy a car and commute every day to Cambridge.
apartment 2 beds 950$
car insurance 95$
parking 310$ a month
gasoline 300$
all those will be 1655$
in Cambridge two bed dealeded not less than 2000 - 1800$
I think it is best idea for person who is like to save money "only buy a car and live in Lowell!"
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Another option, a commuter rail pass from Lowell to Cambridge is only $275. Don't have to worry about parking if your apartment is close enough to the Lowell station.

You'll still need a car in Lowell for groceries, etc though.

As of today, there is a Prime Energy station in Lowell that's $3.55/gal. Most the rest of Lowell is in the $3.65 range
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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commuter rail is good for one person but we are two:
275$+275$= 550$+ (red line) 140$= 690$
but by car gas 200$ or 300$ + 200$ (parking) = 500$ "maximum"
the car is save money.
but how long time does it take to commute from lowell to harvard square by car in work days?
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Right now, accounting for current traffic, google maps says 45 minutes. I'd figure at least an hour.
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