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This is the cheapest chain to get gas in Georgia

Metro Atlantans are driving more — 17,937 miles per year, on average —  eclipsing pre-recession levels .

And while transportation and gas are typically a household’s second-largest expenses , cheap gas prices are easing the pressure on household budgets.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Atlanta is $1.88, but some places have more competitive prices than others.

GasBuddy.com analyzed fuel retailers across the country to determine the chains with the cheapest gas.

Costco was found to provide the greatest value in the country with gas costing 19.75 cents less than the competition. The retailer had the cheapest gas in 13 states, including Georgia.

Best value brands for gas in the U.S.

  1. Costco
  2. Quik Stop
  3. Arco
  4. Fred Meyer
  5. USA Gasoline
  6. BJ's 126
  7. Sam’s Club
  8. Food Bag
  9. Smith’s
  10. Murphy U.S.A.

Here are all the Costco locations in metro Atlanta with a gas station:

Cobb County

Cumberland Mall

2900 Cumberland Mall Se

Atlanta, GA 30339-8107

(770) 431-1700

Town Center

645 Barrett Parkway Nw

Kennesaw, GA 30144-4922

(770) 794-1767

DeKalb County


500 Brookhaven Ave Ne

Atlanta, GA 30319-3291

(404) 460-1915


6350 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd

Atlanta, GA 30328-4527

(770) 352-8660

Gwinnett County


3980 Venture Dr

Duluth, GA 30096-5077

(770) 622-1330

Mall Of Georgia

1550 Mall Of Georgia Blvd

Buford, GA 30519-6551

(678) 288-3009

North Fulton


2855 Jordan Ct

Alpharetta, GA 30004-3869

(678) 823-4950

And just in case you have road trip plans, here’s the cheapest gas in nearby Southern states:

  • Virginia: Costco
  • North Carolina: BJ’s
  • South Carolina: Sam’s Club
  • Alabama: Sam’s Club
  • Florida: Costco
  • Tennessee: Sam’s Club
  • Kentucky: Murphy U.S.A
  • Mississippi: Murphy U.S.A
  • Arkansas: Kroger
  • Louisiana: Murphy U.S.A
  • Texas: Costco

Click here to read more about GasBuddy.com’s analysis .

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