I paid $2.15 for a gallon of E87, a few days ago.Double quote - thats not quite true. CA taxes everything.
I paid $4.90 a gallon of regular gas yesterday. I am paying $10.25 sales tax, 11% income tax and about a zillion other taxes on different products ( ammo, soda, beer, booze etc).
I am buying a used Toyota today (about $29k)... 3400 in registration fees and taxes.
My home is 3400 square feet and that set us back 389K.
Groceries are not taxed here.
No personal income tax either.