Sometimes, laughing is the best coping mechanism.

We're all over the fact that the current gas prices are sky-high across the country.  Especially, here in New Jersey, where we're used to enjoying relatively low gas prices; but this year, we're feeling the pain in our wallets.

Erik Mclean, Unsplash
Erik Mclean, Unsplash
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And of course, the gas price increase comes at the worst possible time: when we're finally having the most normal summer we've had in 3 years.  People are itching to get out of their homes and feed the travel bug, but for some, it's simply too expensive.

According to NJ.com, the average price of a gallon of gas in NJ is $4.761!

 

I've seen so many complaints on Facebook about how it's costing people double and almost triple to fill up their tanks; it's just not fair!  As an SUV driver, I can relate.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, unfortunately, it doesn't look like an end to this gas hike is in sight anytime soon.  Say it ain't so.

Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels
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Memorial Day Weekend is just a couple of days away from today, May 26th, and chances are, you're hitting the road, and with that, the gas station.

So to make the best of a terrible situation, I thought it would be funny to look at 5 ridiculous items that are currently cheaper than a gallon of gas in New Jersey.  It's kind of funny and sad at the same time.  But, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?

And if you're deciding to stay home this weekend, you could always opt to save your money by grabbing one (or more) of these things.

5 Ridiculous Things that Are Currently Cheaper than a Gallon of Gas in NJ

According to sources, the current average price of a gallon of gas in NJ is $4.71

in addition to gas prices, here are more pains Jersey Shore locals face on Memorial Day Weekend

It's no secret we have a love/hate relationship with Memorial Day Weekend here in Ocean County...

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.