How much does gasoline cost in your country?

@Ren1227 (104)
United States
March 22, 2008 12:50pm CST
There are already a few discussions available about how much gas costs in your area but it seems that most responders are from here in the U.S. Feel free to respond to this one if you're from the U.S. but I am very interested in international prices. The other day I had to pay $3.85/gallon and it cost me over $60 to fill my tank. With the continued rise in oil prices, I wouldn't be surprised if we see $5/gallon within the next 12-18 months. While this would have a major affect on our budget, some people in other countries pay significantly higher prices, believe it or not. In fact, the last time I was in London, gas prices were around 1 pound / liter. If you do the math, this comes out to about $7.50 / gallon! After doing some addition research, I found out that a very large percent of that cost for consumers in the U.K. has to do with a high gasoline tax from the government. So, can anyone confirm what the current cost for gas is in the U.K. and what percent of that cost is tax? Paying $7.50 to $8/gallon sounds crazy to me. Does that high cost of gas encourage conversation and a higher rate of ride sharing?
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@broc93 (168)
• Italy
22 Mar 08
About 1.25 Euros/litre. That means about 1.8 $/Litre. wow!
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@Ren1227 (104)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Thanks for your response, broc93. If the cost is about $1.8/litre, then that would be almost $7/gallon. That is pretty high - I think we in the U.S. would be very upset if the cost of gas went that high.
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@kelly60 (4547)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Right now we are paying $3.39 for a gallon of gasoline here in Michigan. It has been the same price for the last couple of weeks but had been going up steadily before that, so I expect that it will probably jump up again any day now.
@azahari33 (221)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
Here it costs about 1.92 a litre. That would be around 70 cents a litre.
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