The Strategist

Six countries with the most expensive gasoline


06/11/2018 - 06:33



The prices for gasoline are growing all over the world. According to Bloomberg analysts, the average increase in gasoline prices is 6.1% over the past three months.



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Analysts of the agency studied gasoline prices in 61 countries of the world and compiled a ranking of countries with the highest prices for gasoline.

1. Hong Kong

Gasoline price per liter: $ 2.08

Experts note that Hong Kong residents pay for gasoline almost twice as much as their neighbors in the territory of mainland China. In the overall ranking, Hong Kong took 61th place, that is, local gasoline is the most expensive in the world. Nevertheless, Hong Kong takes 24th place by the level of affordability. Average income per day is $ 132.47, thus, it takes only 1.57% of daily earnings to buy a liter of gasoline. On average, the driver uses 113.77 liters of gasoline a year, which takes only 0.49% of the average salary. 

2. Norway

Gasoline price per liter: $ 2.07

Norway took 60th place in the overall ranking. This country has the highest share of electric vehicles in the world. This may seem strange for a state with an oil-based economy. However, Norway uses its oil reserves to finance such services as free education or infrastructure improvement. In terms of affordability, Norway ranks 11th in the world: since the average daily income is $ 229.25, a liter of gasoline costs only 0.90% of daily income. On average, the driver uses 210.58 liters of gasoline a year, spending 0.52% of the average salary. The country occupies the 5th place in the world by this parameter.

3. The Netherlands

Gasoline price per liter: $ 1.98

The Netherlands has a rather high percentage of electric vehicles. It is noted that the share of electric vehicles began to decline after subsidies were cut back in 2016. In addition, the Netherlands has a very high fuel tax, as well as the highest percentage of bicycles per capita. The country has created and continues to develop an infrastructure that makes it possible to use bicycles and reduce the use of cars. The country takes the 20th place in the world by the level of affordability: with an average daily income of $ 150.97, 1.31% of income is spent on a liter of gasoline is spent. On average, the driver spends 310.64 liters of gasoline a year, which takes 1.11% of the average salary.

4. Greece

Gasoline price per liter: $ 1.95

Experts note that Greece has finally begun to get out of the crisis that have been haunting the country for almost a decade. To pay off debts, Greece raised fuel taxes, and now they are among the highest in Europe. In terms of gasoline availability, the country ranks 44th: the average daily income is $ 57.84, and 3.37% of daily income is spent on buying a liter of gasoline. On average, the driver spends 305.76 liters of gasoline a year, which takes him 2.82% of the average salary. According to this parameter, the country occupies the 57th place in the world.

5. Italy

Gasoline price per liter: $ 1.93

Italy took 57th place in the overall ranking. The cost of owning a car in this country is one of the highest in the world. At the same time, the decline in oil prices, which was observed not so long ago, did little to help Italian car owners, since the country has very high fuel taxes. The country ranks 31st in the ranking of affordability: the average daily income is $ 98.25, and 1.96% of daily income is spent on buying a liter of gasoline. On average, the driver uses 174.07 liters of gasoline a year, which takes away 0.94% of the average salary. 

6. Denmark

Gasoline price per liter: $ 1.91

Denmark took 56th place in the overall ranking. Despite the fact that the prices for gasoline here are quite high, a high level of income allows residents of the country not to feel any discomfort in this regard. Denmark ranks 14th in the world by the level of gasoline affordability: the average daily income is $ 174.95, and 1.09% of daily income is spent on buying a liter of gasoline. On average, the Danish driver uses 299.27 liters of gasoline a year, which takes away 0.89% of the average salary from him. 

source: bloomberg.com




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