Short list of the most expensive & cheapest gas prices around the world

Is your wallet hurting from the crazy high gas prices? Here is a short list of where U.S. gas prices rank compared to the 10 cheapest and 10 most expensive countries in the world. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a hold of the full list of the 155 countries surveyed.

For an extra bit of fun, I added the country’s ranking (out of 177 countries surveyed) according to the UNDP’s Human Development Report plus their HDI.

Most expensive places to buy gas

Gas Price Rank Country Price/gal HDI rank HDI
1. Eritrea $9.58 157 0.483
2. Norway $8.73 2 0.968
3. United Kingdom $8.38 16 0.946
4. Netherlands $8.37 9 0.953
5. Monaco $8.31 Not listed Not listed
6. Iceland $8.28 1 0.968
7. Belgium $8.22 17 0.946
8. France $8.07 10 0.952
9. Germany $7.86 22 0.935
10. Portugal $7.84 29 0.897
108. United States $3.45 12 0.951

Where gasoline is cheapest

Gas Price Rank Country Price/gal HDI rank HDI
1. Venezuela 12 cents 74 0.792
2. Iran 40 cents 94 0.759
3. Saudi Arabia 45 cents 61 0.812
4. Libya 50 cents 56 0.818
5. Swaziland 54 cents 141 0.547
6. Qatar 73 cents 35 0.875
7. Bahrain 81 cents 41 0.866
8. Egypt 89 cents 112 0.708
9. Kuwait 90 cents 33 0.891
10. Seychelles 98 cents 50 0.843
44. United States $3.45 12 0.951

155 countries surveyed between March 17 and April 1, 2008. Prices not adjusted for cost of living or exchange rates.

Sources: CNN/AIRINC

Hat tip Epic Fu

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