Where petrol costs 1p per litre ?
the world’s cheapest (and the most expensive) fuel prices revealed in country.
The stark difference in fuel prices around the hole world has be laid bare by a new report of us .
A study of how much it would be cost to complete some of the world’s most famous driving to the routes has revealed that the highest national forecourt prices are 200 times that of the cheap.
And, as if they needed to telling, it’s bad news for British drivers for with the country among the world’s most expensive for petrol.
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According to worldwide database Global PetrolPrices the UK ranks 129th out of 150 countries, with a litre of petrol cost £1.31.
World’s cheapest petrol are
Venezuela – £0.01 per litre
Sundan – £0.10
Algeria – £0.27
Kuwait – £0.27
That’s a whole £1.30 more than the world’s cheap petrol, which can be found in the Venezuela.
Europe as a whole accounts for most of the 20 most of the expensive countries, with Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands and Greece in the top of the five.
Hong Kong, however, has the world’s most of the expensive forecourts, with a litre of unleaded costing drivers the equivalent of £1.69.
At the opposite you see end of the scale, Venezuela’s 1p per litre has been maintained by government legislation, which hasn’t allow higher charges since 1997.
Above it, Sudan (10p per litre), Iran (22p), Algeria and Kuwait (both 27p), and Ecuador (30p) are the world’s cheapest places for petrol.
Hong Kong is the world’s most the expensive place for petrol. Picture: Shutterstock
World’s most expensive petrol are the following
Hong Kong – £1.69
Norway – £1.57
Iceland – £1.51
Barbados – £1.50
Greece – £1.47
Taxing times are
High taxes on fuel are partly to blame for Europe’s poor showing in the table. Fuel duty and VAT in the UK make up 57.95p of the price per litre and across most of Europe, tax accounts for around 60 per cent of the price of petrol.
The USA performed well in the study by Warranty Direct, with petrol prices appearing in the top quarter cheapest in the world (36th). US drivers pay less than a quarter of the fuel tax their UK counterparts pay, meaning they benefit from much lower prices.
As a result, drivers taking on one of the world’s most famous routes – Land’s End to John o’ Groats – using UK fuel rates would spend £122 on fuel but half that (£61) at America fuel rates. At Venezuelan prices it would cost a mere 72p.
Across the Atlantic, the 3,000-mile coast-to-coast US Route 50 would cost £205 at US rates and £422 at UK rates.
The research from is based on using a Toyota iQ, the UK’s most reliable car, according to the firm’s claims data.
Simon Ackers, CEO at Warranty Direct commented on the findings: “The results of our latest data analysis are really interesting and the driving routes help to visualise the size of the gap in fuel prices across the world. Although most people wouldn’t drive these journeys in one go, they go to show how much the price gap can add up.”