I hope you are joking.
If not, do the math. $3 vs $5 with a 200mile weekly commute with a 20mpg car comes to $20 per week or $1000 per year if you take two weeks off per year. Obviously things change with a longer commute but you get the picture.
And for the record I live in California and the “total” cost of living is just insane. I’m probably moving upon retirement and the housing market settles down. The move to a state with no income tax will make a huge difference, lower fuel prices is a bonus.
I am joking, it was meant as sarcasm. Also, I work from home..