I am glad I moved to Honolulu when I did because I don't drive nearly as much as I did in Boston or Atlanta. In Boston, I was spending about $500 per month on fuel. My car takes premium, which on Oahu is now $4.19 per gallon near me1, which means filling up an empty tank on my car is now $60 or so. If I was doing that in Boston, I'd be broke.
Here, I fill up about every other month because I can walk everywhere. That really is helping me out on these fuel costs.
I also read in the paper that Hormel posted high earnings, a lot in part due to sales of Spam increasing2. An AP article I read speculates that combined with the drop in pork belly prices (Hormel called this pork input costs in their earnings report...gross) recently, more families are turning to Spam as a way to help the budget because of rising fuel costs. Bizarre.