Let's do some Math:
Prices shown at the left are in Euros per Liter
in Dusseldorf, Germany, August 18, 2013
To convert this number to USDollars per gallon we do the following
155.9 Euros/liter X 3.78 Liters/Gallon X 1.32 USDollars/Euro=
$7.79 / Gallon
The following quote puts PER GALLON costs in another perspective. And although the date of the publication was for 2012, I think you'll get the hint that other things cost way more per gallon than gasoline.
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"Think a gallon of gas is expensive? But did you know gas compared to other liquids is still cheaper, gallon-to-gallon?
This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.
Name Brand Bleach - $2.56 a gallon
Soda - $3.84 a gallon
Diet Snapple ($1.29 for 16 oz.) - $10.32 per gallon
Starbucks Coffee - $7.00 per gallon
Lipton Iced Tea ($1.19 for 16 oz.) - $9.52 per gallon
Gatorade ($1.59 for 20 oz.) - $10.17 per gallon
Ocean Spray ($1.25 for 16 oz.) - $10.00 per gallon
Brake Fluid ($3.15 for 12 oz.) - $33.60 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil ($8.35 for 6 oz.) - $178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismol ($3.85 for 4 oz.) - $123.20 per gallon
Whiteout ($1.39 for 7 oz.) - $25.42 per gallon
Scope ($0.99 for 1.5 oz.) - $84.48 per gallon
Name Brand Cough Syrup - $128 per gallon
Champagne - $755 dollars a gallon
Nail Polish - $1,024 dollars a gallon.
And this is the REAL KICKER...
Evian water ($1.49 for 9 oz.) - $21.19 per gallon for WATER
So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, or Pepto Bismol or Nyquil.
One could argue that gasoline isn't used in the same way that other liquid products are. For example we don't use 15 gallons of honey in one week. Where as gasoline is a sort of a requirement, you have to have it, if you're going to get from point A to point B, but we do have other choices when some of our favorite products go up.
The average American worker spends $1,100 annually on coffee. In 2011, the average household spent $4,155 on gasoline. That's an all-time high, as was the year's average price for a gallon of regular continues to climb."
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