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Petrol prices

I am used to seeing my USian LJFriends bemoaning $4 / gallon petrol prices and had not bought petrol myself for a while but was surprised to find that petrol is MUCH more expensive over this side of the pond! We are spending up to £1.40 per LITRE! Now, using very rough approximations, there are about $2 per £1 and four litres to a gallon. I know, very rough. Please do let me know if these rough conversions are wildly off. Anyway, using these rough conversions, we are paying £1.40 x 4 x 2 = more than $10 per gallon!!!

ETA: TBH our living and traveling needs are not relevant to the price we are charged for petrol. My reason for this post was not to whine that we are charged more but merely to state the fact that, for whatever reason, we are - whether we have further to drive than you guys or less far to drive.

Just my opinion mind.

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chasing_life
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
I hope I didn't offend you. I didn't intend to at all. I was just floored that gasoline is so much higher over there. And yes, we complain about prices being over $4 a gallon. The cost of living here has increased so much, not just with gas, but with everything; food, home heating/electric, water, sewage, even trash collection. Not to mention cable. I have basic cable, internet and phone bundled into one. I pay over $140 a month for the three. Everything has increased and wages haven't. That's what sucks the most. Paychecks aren't going up with the cost of living, therefore people are losing their homes, cars and anything else that's a big ticket item. Hubby and I are in the worst shape financially than we've EVER been in and there's no end in sight.
natf
Oct. 6th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Oh no! You didn't offend me. *hugs*

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