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!!
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!!
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!!
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
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.
On my trip to London a few years ago, it was $7-8 per gallon.
Thanks for answering 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?
It would depend where you are. Some cities do have a law against it on the main roads...
In the UK it's currently around $2.20 per litre, that is around $8 for a US gallon, $9 + for a British gallon.
Here in Portugal it costs around 6,5 € give or take, so... It's time to start considering using a bike, I tell you...
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.
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.
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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