Thursday, June 19, 2008

For The People Living In North America...

Since selling the Jeep last year, I really haven't taken any notice of the price of gasoline. However, I was walking down the street today, and I just happened to look up at a sign outside a local gas station, and...

...WOW!!!

The price of gas here in the Basel suburbs is now up to CHF 1.959 per liter. Curious, I decided to break out the trusty old calculator and figured out that this is equivalent to:

$7.10/gallon in the U.S.

$1.90/liter in Canada.

We'll be in the U.S. one month from today...

...enjoying the cheap gas!

How much is gas where you live?

11 comments:

Michael said...

$4.31 on the corner of Hollywood & Broadway

christina said...

EUR 1.50, CHF 2.43 or CAD 2.35 a litre. Sheesh.

Leesa said...

HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!! I LOVEEEEEEE this post, TBF!!! I don't drive here in France and my husband drives a company car so he (luckily) doesn't have to pay for his gas.. Unless we go on vacation, of course! Here in Antony, Ile de France gas costs a whopping
1 euro 40 or 50/litre... that comes to roughly about $8.84/gallon... OOOPS.... I think the French and Swiss pay MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH more for gas than the Americans!! What the heck are they complaining about anyhow??? Not that I am complaining, I don't drive, so I can't really complain.. I take the public transport, and that's just fine for me!!

christina said...

Newsflash: I just heard it's supposed to go up to EUR 1.60/litre in Germany next week. Nice.

Expat Traveler said...

1.48 per litre CAD Vancouver - cheap compared to Europe and getting pricer when July hits as we have a 3 cents a litre tax to eventually go up to 7 cents.. Not liking that..

We spent $72 to fill up a VW Golf!

The Sour Kraut said...

There's an excellent BMW commercial running here in the US. It shows a German petrol sign with $8.00-something a gallon. It says "we're used to paying a lot for gas around here...." I think we American's aren't aware of how expensive gas is elsewhere. Still, at $4.00+ a gallon, it's a bit expensive in our gas-guzzling, 44-gallon, 9 mile per gallon Excursion. Yikes!

Christina G said...

Yeah, I guess Switzerland doesn't have nearly as much tax added on to the gas as Germany. It just cost me €80 to fill up our station wagen.

The DP said...

Hold up! We paid 2.30 CHF last week in Lausanne. WTF?
Just another example of Swiss Germans sticking it to us.

Susu said...

Hei Big Finn!

I'm a rather small Finn (huh huh) living in Paris. I've also spent a lot of time in the U.S. I found your blog thru Leesa's blogroll. Since we have same ancestors I felt like saying 'hei' to another creature (proudly?) carrying blond genes.

Btw, gas in Finland is even more expensive than here in France! Those rich Scandinavians... Take care!

The Big Finn said...

tsk - Did you realize that gas costs you about 45 cents per mile? That really sucks!

dp - I would say that the FRENCH Swiss are sticking it to you!

susu - Tervetuloa! It's about time we had more Finns around here!

The DP said...

No the Swiss Germans are keeping the cheap gas for themselves and sending us the expensive gas.
I totally believe it. The same reason they "leave our mail" at customs for weeks at a time.