Think gas prices in the U.S. turn a smile upside down?
That smile would stay on the upswing if you knew the gas prices in some other countries.
How does $10 per gallon sound?
What’s it like to fill-up in other countries?
Let’s have a look…
- At $8.00+ per gallon, gas is more than double the price as in the US, and can change up to 5 times per day
- Has less than half the number of gas stations as in the US, so it’s smart to “tank-up” at every opportunity whether your tank is full or not
- Diesel fuel is cheaper than gas (the opposite is true in the US)
- Running out of gas on the autobahn will get you an expensive ticket
- Paying before pumping is not the German way; German drivers would never think of driving off without paying. They rely on social responsibility & self-discipline in place of policing their gas pumps
- In March, a threatened strike by gas tanker drivers caused nationwide chaos that saw drivers running each other over to fill up their tanks in order to avoid being stranded in the event that public transportation might shut down for lack of fuel.
- Drivers sat idling at gas stations for hours in snaking fuel lines that conjured up images of the 1970’s US oil crisis.
- Brazilians believe car bumpers are there for a reason. Drivers are aggressive, traffic rules are nothing more than theory, and parking is like going into battle.
- Getting gas is no different; buckle up, be ready to play bumper cars, and wear a helmet.
- Diesel is the country’s main transportation fuel
- The communist government’s tight control of domestic fuel prices distorts demand, forcing energy companies to reduce output to limit their losses
- In Jan, Egyptians experience shortages in gas stations across the country
- Gas station owners blamed the shortage on government theft of fuel
- the government claimed the gas crisis was being created by the people
Here’s a list of The Highest and Cheapest Gas Prices By Country.
And here’s a little known fact about gas:
According to global gas saver guides, the best time of day to buy gas is in the early morning, since gas is denser and of higher quality at the coolest time of the day. Buying in the morn saves you dollars, and increases gas mileage.
Where would you re-locate to get the best gas bang for your buck?
Can you see filling up daily in the most gas-expensive countries?