Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gas Prices

Most expensive places to buy gas
[155 countries surveyed between March 17 and April 1, 2008. Prices not adjusted for cost of living or exchange rates.]



Rank Country Price/gal
1. Eritrea $9.58
2. Norway $8.73
3. United Kingdom $8.38
4. Netherlands $8.37
5. Monaco $8.31
6. Iceland $8.28
7. Belgium $8.22
8. France $8.07
9. Germany $7.86
10. Portugal $7.84
108. United States $3.45

Where gasoline is cheapest


Rank Country Price/gal
1. Venezuela 12 cents

2. Iran 40 cents
3. Saudi Arabia 45 cents
4. Libya 50 cents
5. Swaziland 54 cents
6. Qatar 73 cents
7. Bahrain 81 cents
8. Egypt 89 cents
9. Kuwait 90 cents
10. Seychelles 98 cents
44. United States $3.45

3 comments:

travel said...

I may be wrong on this but it has been my understanding that the european countries fund their social programs with gas taxes and thus the high cost. Also, Norway is a very oil rich country so it doesn't make sense that the price is so high unless it is mostly tax.

A Librarian said...

I just finished the book Oil on the Brain which explains a lot about why gas prices are "the way they are". I highly recommend it.

Faith said...

Where the hell is Swaziland???

::runs off to Google...::