These countries have higher gas prices than the United States

Americans are getting ripped off with gas prices that have shot up over $5 a gallon and nearly $8 a gallon in some states, but comparatively many other countries are paying a much higher price at the pump .

On Friday, the national average gasoline price in the United States was $4.926 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

That was down 2 cents from the previous day and 8 cents from a week ago, when the national average hit $5 a gallon nationwide.

But countries around the world are paying more for gas than Americans, who have average prices compared to most countries.

According to GlobalPetrolPrices.com, motorists in Hong Kong are currently paying more than $11 a gallon for petrol – one of the highest prices in the world tracked by the global petrol price tracker and updated daily. week.

Finnish drivers also pay exorbitant fees to drive, with gasoline prices topping $10 a gallon, GlobalPetrolPrices.com said.

Gas prices in many countries have reached the $9 per gallon threshold, including Finland’s northern neighbors Iceland, Norway and Denmark, where gas prices average $9.988 per gallon, 9.776 dollars per gallon and $9.556 per gallon, respectively, as of Sunday, GlobalPetrolPrices.com reported.

Interestingly, the average gas price in Sweden was $8.619 per gallon, slightly lower than neighboring countries.

Greece, the Netherlands, the Central African Republic and Monaco have also joined the $9-a-gallon gasoline club.

Much of Europe, including the UK, France, Spain and Italy, also has average petrol prices above $8 a gallon, while the lowest prices tracked by GlobalPetrolPrices.com could be found in Venezuela at around 8 cents per gallon.

In total, GlobalPetrolPrices.com listed more than 90 countries with gas prices higher than the United States, while just over 70 countries had lower average prices to date.

Although gas prices fluctuate, GasPetrolPrices.com said that generally rich countries have higher gas prices than poor countries. He also mentioned that countries that produce and export oil have also significantly reduced gas prices.


Gasoline pump Venezuela

Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva

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