What does a gallon of gasoline cost in places other than the US?

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  1. Farmer Rachel profile image95
    Farmer Rachelposted 11 years ago

    What does a gallon of gasoline cost in places other than the US?

    I'm really curious. Today I went out for fuel and had to pay $4.09 a gallon!! hmm

  2. profile image0
    Casimiroposted 11 years ago

    Cheap! smile

    Here in Costa Rica a gallon of regular gasoline is about $5.50 per gallon. Diesel is about $4.80 per gallon and a gallon of diesel goes farther than a gallon of gas. That's why there are a LOT of diesel engines here (besides you get better torque and longer engine life).

    Last time I was in Perú gas was about $2.50 a gallon and probably still is (that was a couple of years ago). They have their own heavy crude, which they export in exchange for light crude, which they refine within the country.

    The price of full often dictates how much other goods will cost because things have to be shipped around. So, the cost of living in Perú is also significantly cheaper than in Costa Rica.

    Looking forward to more answers from around the globe. Some friends of ours recently moved to England and they said gas there is about $10 a gallon!!

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image95
      Farmer Rachelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the detailed response, Casimiro! I guess I should just suck it up. I've heard that gas is generally more expensive elsewhere, but good lord, even at $4/gallon I'm breaking my bank!!

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      Casimiroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Look into making your own bio-diesel! Can be done for about $1-$2/gallon once you get the hang of it. Or perhaps do a propane conversion on your gas engine. I don't know if that's cost-effective in the U.S. but here propane is about 60% of gasoline

    3. Farmer Rachel profile image95
      Farmer Rachelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Bio-diesel is a great idea! Diesel fuel is even more expensive than gasoline here in PA, and I think in the rest of the country too.

  3. lburmaster profile image71
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    On my trip to London a few years ago, it was $7-8 per gallon.

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image95
      Farmer Rachelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering smile And that's insane!! My next question should be, Is it illegal to use a horse as my primary mode of transportation in the US?

    2. lburmaster profile image71
      lburmasterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It would depend where you are. Some cities do have a law against it on the main roads...

    3. Mazzy Bolero profile image67
      Mazzy Boleroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      In the UK it's currently around $2.20 per litre, that is around $8 for a US gallon, $9 + for a British gallon.

  4. algarveview profile image73
    algarveviewposted 11 years ago

    Here in Portugal it costs around 6,5 € give or take, so... It's time to start considering using a bike, I tell you...

    1. Farmer Rachel profile image95
      Farmer Rachelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Forgive my ignorance... Are those euros? if so that is very expensive!

  5. BSloan profile image68
    BSloanposted 11 years ago

    Wow, I'm lucky then.  Here in Miami, Florida, we're paying $3.57 to $3.79 per gallon depending where you purchase your gas.  It does eat away at your budget quickly.

    1. profile image0
      Casimiroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you're lucky, maybe you're not. It's difficult to say what the real cost of fuel is in any country because you have to strip away all the taxes first. The U.S. oil industry is heavily subsidized, too, so you're paying for that, too.

  6. adjkp25 profile image88
    adjkp25posted 11 years ago

    We live in the San Joaquin central valley in Northern California and gas was over $4.50 about a week ago.  We were on vacation the first 2 weeks in October and each spot had various costs for gas.  New York was about $4.10 and Washington DC was $3.70.

  7. Horatio Plot profile image73
    Horatio Plotposted 11 years ago

    24th Oct 2012, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
    Hi Rachel, just filled up this morning at £1.359 per litre. At 3.78 litres to 1 US gal that works out at $8.24 per US gal. This is the cheapest price around here today. The most expensive I saw was £1.469 per litre which comes out at $8.90 per US gal.
    I think we win the prize!

 
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