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AAA Report: Americans Spend 7% Of Income On Gasoline

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Americans are spending $69 more each month to fill up their tank, according to a Triple A report.

On Wednesday, the Chicago average is $3.26 per gallon of regular gasoline.

The average price is $2.999 for the rest of Illinois, compared to the national average of $2.91.

Analysts say Americans are now spending 7% of their income on gas, a statistic that is up 1.5% from last year.

If you make $45,000 per year, you're shelling out over $3,000 just to put gas in your vehicle.

To see the national average for gas prices and the state by state breakdown, click here.

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