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World petrol price comparison: its a gas, gas, gas

See also Who’s To Blame For The High Price Of Oil?

Look at what Europe pays compared to North America according to this graphic — Australians and Americans shouldn’t be complaining about the price of petrol. The Middle East properly pay lower prices, since they’ve got it or are close to it (and one should also factor in lower incomes and government subsidies and taxes — see the four country profiles below). China and Russia have it comparatively cheaper, too.

From Wired mag

world-petrol-price-comparison.jpg

Infographic by 212box
Sources: Airinc, Energy Information Administration

Tehran, Iran: $0.33/gallon
Despite massive oil reserves, limited refinery capacity forces Iran to import much of its gasoline. Still, government subsidies keep it cheap.
Lagos, Nigeria: $1.92/gallon
In a country where the per capita daily income is $3.84, $2-a-gallon gasoline is no bargain, leading thieves to tap oil pipelines in the delta.
Beijing, China: $2.44/gallon
An economic boom — coupled with the middle class’s growing appetite for vehicles with four wheels — is likely to drive gas prices higher.
Oslo, Norway: $6.48/gallon
Norway is the world’s third-largest oil exporter, but hefty taxes aimed at reducing CO2 emissions mean high prices for petrol

See also this table which lists the following 2008 country price comparisons:

Petrol Prices across the World

Country

$ per Gal. 2005

$ per Gal. 2006

$ per Gal. 2007

$ per Gal. 2008

Qatar

1.14

Saudi Arabia

1.27

UAE

1.29

1.83

1.70

Bahrain

3.32

Malaysia

1.91

3.77

USA

2.58

2.46

3.09

4.15

Lebanon

4.60

Czech Republic

5.27

Japan

5.32

Canada

4.23

4.45

4.68

5.55

South Africa

3.64

4.27

4.41

5.64

India

4.63

4.92

5.68

5.77

Sri Lanka

4.36

6.64

Australia

4.36

4.73

6.95

New Zealand

4.91

4.86

7.05

Switzerland

7.52

UK

2.27

10.45

Italy

10.86

Denmark

10.95

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6 comments on “World petrol price comparison: its a gas, gas, gas

  1. Monte
    12 May, 2008

    Good one! I’ve been looking for a chart like this for years! Thanks!

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  3. fred lapides
    13 May, 2008

    This is a bit misleading since what many countries pay for in taxes gives them day care, free college, health care etc. Note that when you see strikes or riots in the streets you never see protests over taxes!

  4. Richard Barter
    8 August, 2008

    Only half the equation:In 1908 Henry Ford invented the Model T-did about 25mpg.
    Average consumption for cars in UDA today is about 22mpg.
    In Euorope figure is about 48-think about it.

  5. clayton
    13 August, 2008

    Fuel in Zambia is now $US12/G. No joke.

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