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How Much Movie Road Trips Actually Cost?

RUNNING ON EMPTY A COST ANALYSIS OF MOVIE ROAD TRIPS ASPEN CHICAGO LOS ANGELES The great American road trip is practically an institution, one that's been memorialized on film over and over. Here we've assembled some of the greats and broken down some of the financial hits and misses along the way. ROUTE TRAVELED: ITHACA, NY DEAD HORSE POINT, CHICAGO, IL LAS VEGAS, NEW JERSEY UT WICHITA, KS LOS NV ANGELES, SANDUSKY, он ASPEN, CO CA HOBOKEN, NJ NORMAN, OK ALBUQUERQUE, NM REDONDO BEACH. CA AUSTIN, TX NEW BRUNSsWICK, NEW ORLEANS, LA NJ National Lampoon's Vacation Chicago to Los Angeles Tommy Boy Sandusky to Chicago Dumb and Dumber Road Trip Ithaca to Austin Planes, Trains and Automobiles Wichita to Chicago Little Miss Sunshine New Jersey to Aspen Fear and Loathing Los Angeles to Las Vegas Easy Rider Los Angeles to New Orleans Albuquerque to Redondo Beach Harold and Kumar Hoboken to New Brunswick, NJ Thelma and Louise Oklahoma to Dead Horse Point, UT DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2,395 miles National Lampoon's Vacation 2,144 miles Dumb and Dumber 1,895 miles Easy Rider 1,700 miles LAS VEGAS Road Trip 949 miles Thelma and Louise NEW ORLEANS 810 miles Little Miss Sunshine ASPEN 724 mi Planes, Trains and Automobiles 289 265 mi Tommy Boy CHICAGO mi Fear and Loathing 70 ITHÀÇA mi Harold and Kumar PAIN AT THE PUMPS: Road Trip Bnd mar . Easy Rider National Lampoon's Vacation Planes, Trains and Automobiles $1.40 $1.26 $1.10 $1.10 1.10 $1.20 91 92 45 1969 1983 1987 1991 1994 1995 1998 2001 2004 2006 Most Efficient Vehicle: This belongs to Dumb and Dumber's "mini bike;" they managed to get (according to Lloyd) "70 miles to the gallon on this hog." They use the scooter for the last 706 miles of their trip, which would cost them almost comically low amount of about $11 in gas. Least Efficient Vehicle: This would be the oft-cursed "Queen Wagon Family Truckster" from Vacation. Based on a 1979 V8 Ford LTD Country Squire with a measly 17 miles per gallon, this was the worst vehicle to load up for a cross-country trip in the shadow of the OPECoil crisis. Covering the trip (in the best conditions) would run about $170 in gas alone. SURPRISE COSTS: Every trip is bound to have some unexpected or extreme expenses, but these take the cake: DUMB AND DUMBER There's nothing dumb about driving in style, so blending in with Aspen's elite requires something like a Lamborghini. $275,000 HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE Life on the road means you'll build a serious appetite, and nothing cures that like some fast food. Harold: 30 sliders, 5 large fries and 4 Cherry Cokes Kumar: 30 sliders, 5 large fries and 4 Diet Cokes Cost: Sliders: $41.40, Cokes: $15.92, Fries: $28.90 = $8622 NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION Paying $10 for directions in St. Louis while unknowingly having your hubcaps stolen would set you back about $150 today to replace via eBay. $160 FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS Room service in Las Vegas: "Our room service tabs had been running somewhere between $29 and $36 per hour for 48 $1,560 consecutive hours. EBATES

How Much Movie Road Trips Actually Cost?

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Movie road trips are dream for many, not only in the United States, but all over the world! Want to find out what are the actual costs for your favourite movie road trip? Check out this ultimate guide...



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