Gas prices climbing faster than other goods

Gas prices climbing faster than other goods »Play Video
YAKIMA, Wash. -- You've probably noticed you're paying more to fill up these days. Gas prices in Yakima have increased by almost 25 cents a gallon in the last month.

It's clear national gas prices have increased looking back 20 years. You would have paid around $1.05 for a gallon of gas in 1994.

Compare that to a gallon of milk, then priced at $2.54. Milk started out more expensive. But over 20 years, the price of milk increased 63%, compared to 208% for gas.

Ricky Eldridge recalls the days when gas was much cheaper.

"It's funny because I use to ask my dad for $5, and it seemed like it almost filled my car up."

Gas prices might seem even higher recently because of the switch from a winter to summer blend.