Petrol prices around the world: Interactive map

What is the average price of petrol around the world?

  • The average price for a tank of petrol in the UK is £85.
  • The average price for a tank of petrol in the US is £46, 46% less than in the UK.
  • The global average price for a tank of petrol is £60.
How do petrol prices in the UK compare to the rest of the world? We’ve looked across the world at petrol prices for a litre, estimated the average size of a fuel tank (55L) and calculated how much a trip to the station costs each one of us across the globe. Read on to find out where the UK is positioned globally and how petrol prices compare between the regions in the United Kingdom.

The most expensive place in the world to fill your car up is Hong Kong (too small to be seen on the map), where it will cost a massive £139 to fill up a tank – more than double the global average of £60. Meanwhile, the cheapest place when it comes to petrol prices is Iran, where it will cost just £1.30 to fill up your car.

Petrol prices in the UK are 42% higher than the global average, costing on average £85 for a full tank. The average petrol price in the UK is also 86% higher than in the US, costing £85 to fill up a tank compared to just £46 in the US.

The 5 most expensive countries

1. Hong Kong: £139
2. Iceland: £103
3. Monaco: £101
4. Liechtenstein: £99
5. The Netherlands: £98

The 5 cheapest countries

1. Iran: £1.30
2. Libya: £1.40
3. Venezuela: £1.60
4. Algeria: £15
5. Kuwait: £15

Country Average cost for a full tank Price per litre (£)
Hong Kong £139.32 £2.53
Iceland £103.29 £1.88
Monaco £101.26 £1.84
Liechtenstein £98.51 £1.79
Netherlands £97.85 £1.78
Switzerland £94.38 £1.72
Finland £94.00 £1.71
Norway £93.78 £1.71
Mayotte £92.68 £1.69
Denmark £92.18 £1.68
Barbados £90.97 £1.65
Italy £90.86 £1.65
Singapore £90.70 £1.65
Greece £89.98 £1.64
Albania £88.61 £1.61
Ireland £88.28 £1.61
Uruguay £87.40 £1.59
France £86.30 £1.57
Germany £86.19 £1.57
Belize £86.08 £1.57
United Kingdom £85.31 £1.55
Wallis and Futuna £85.31 £1.55
Estonia £84.65 £1.54
Portugal £83.66 £1.52
Belgium £82.23 £1.50
Sweden £81.79 £1.49
San Marino £81.46 £1.48
Israel £80.52 £1.46
Latvia £80.14 £1.46
Central African Rep. £79.48 £1.45
Croatia £79.48 £1.45
Seychelles £79.20 £1.44
Spain £78.93 £1.44
New Zealand £78.82 £1.43
Slovakia £77.99 £1.42
Austria £77.50 £1.41
Jordan £77.39 £1.41
Czech Republic £77.33 £1.41
Montenegro £75.13 £1.37
Cyprus £74.97 £1.36
Serbia £74.64 £1.36
Zimbabwe £74.31 £1.35
Hungary £74.20 £1.35
Luxembourg £74.09 £1.35
Syria £73.54 £1.34
Cayman Islands £73.48 £1.34
Lithuania £72.99 £1.33
Bahamas £72.93 £1.33
Slovenia £72.93 £1.33
Andorra £72.33 £1.32
Senegal £71.61 £1.30
Ukraine £70.79 £1.29
Burundi £70.18 £1.28
Mauritius £69.96 £1.27
Aruba £69.41 £1.26
Costa Rica £68.70 £1.25
Cape Verde £68.64 £1.25
Sierra Leone £68.64 £1.25
Malawi £67.93 £1.24
Bulgaria £67.87 £1.23
Laos £67.32 £1.22
Bosnia & Herz. £66.88 £1.22
Rwanda £66.88 £1.22
Romania £66.72 £1.21
Peru £66.00 £1.20
Kenya £65.95 £1.20
Uganda £65.40 £1.19
Jamaica £65.07 £1.18
Chile £64.79 £1.18
Poland £64.74 £1.18
Malta £63.69 £1.16
Zambia £63.42 £1.15
Mongolia £63.31 £1.15
Ivory Coast £63.31 £1.15
Ethiopia £62.87 £1.14
Mali £62.65 £1.14
Curacao £62.48 £1.14
Guinea £62.32 £1.13
Northern Macedonia £61.60 £1.12
Grenada £61.60 £1.12
Dominica £61.55 £1.12
Burkina Faso £61.49 £1.12
Dominican Republic £61.44 £1.12
South Africa £60.72 £1.10
Mozambique £60.67 £1.10
Saint Lucia £60.45 £1.10
South Korea £60.39 £1.10
Mexico £60.39 £1.10
Fiji £60.28 £1.10
Nicaragua £60.23 £1.10
Moldova £59.46 £1.08
Tanzania £58.91 £1.07
Madagascar £58.69 £1.07
Nepal £58.14 £1.06
Sri Lanka £57.86 £1.05
Canada £57.53 £1.05
DR Congo £57.53 £1.05
Philippines £57.37 £1.04
Thailand £57.20 £1.04
Cambodia £56.65 £1.03
Cuba £56.60 £1.03
India £56.38 £1.03
Guatemala £55.77 £1.01
China £55.72 £1.01
Georgia £55.44 £1.01
Lesotho £55.17 £1.00
Turkey £54.34 £0.99
Honduras £54.34 £0.99
Namibia £54.07 £0.98
Indonesia £53.57 £0.97
Morocco £53.35 £0.97
El Salvador £53.35 £0.97
Cameroon £53.02 £0.96
Japan £52.42 £0.95
Panama £52.31 £0.95
Australia £52.25 £0.95
Ghana £51.92 £0.94
Botswana £51.81 £0.94
Suriname £51.70 £0.94
Brazil £51.43 £0.94
Trinidad & Tobago £51.26 £0.93
Bangladesh £50.93 £0.93
Togo £50.66 £0.92
Uzbekistan £49.78 £0.91
Haiti £49.78 £0.91
Benin £49.23 £0.90
Swaziland £49.17 £0.89
Burma £48.02 £0.87
Sudan £47.69 £0.87
Puerto Rico £46.20 £0.84
Guyana £46.20 £0.84
USA £45.93 £0.84
Pakistan £45.71 £0.83
Afghanistan £44.06 £0.80
Gabon £43.95 £0.80
Taiwan £43.67 £0.79
Vietnam £43.40 £0.79
Maldives £42.96 £0.78
Liberia £42.02 £0.76
Paraguay £41.58 £0.76
United Arab Emirates £40.70 £0.74
Bhutan £40.10 £0.73
Colombia £39.33 £0.72
Argentina £38.78 £0.71
Lebanon £37.07 £0.67
Nigeria £36.80 £0.67
Kyrgyzstan £35.81 £0.65
Tunisia £35.81 £0.65
Belarus £32.18 £0.59
Ecuador £28.49 £0.52
Oman £27.89 £0.51
Saudi Arabia £27.89 £0.51
Russia £26.40 £0.48
Azerbaijan £26.40 £0.48
Qatar £25.91 £0.47
Iraq £25.69 £0.47
Bolivia £24.31 £0.44
Bahrain £23.82 £0.43
Kazakhstan £20.41 £0.37
Malaysia £19.31 £0.35
Turkmenistan £19.31 £0.35
Egypt £16.72 £0.30
Angola £16.23 £0.30
Kuwait £15.24 £0.28
Algeria £15.02 £0.27
Venezuela £1.60 £0.03
Libya £1.38 £0.03
Iran £1.27 £0.02

What is the average price of petrol around the UK?

In the United Kingdom, the most expensive region for filling up your car is the South East (£86.11). This is followed by the East of England, where it costs £86.04 for a full tank, and London, where it costs £85.83 to fill up.

The cheapest UK region when it comes to the price of petrol is Northern Ireland, where it costs £82.80. This is £2.32 cheaper than the next most affordable region, which is Yorkshire and the Humber where it costs £85.12 for a full tank.

The 5 most expensive UK regions for a full tank of petrol

1. South East: £86.11
2. East: £86.04
3. London: £85.83
4. South West: £85.75
5. West Midlands: £85.72

The 5 cheapest UK regions for a full tank of petrol

1. Northern Ireland: £82.80
2. Yorkshire And The Humber: £85.12
3. North West: £85.16
4. Scotland: £85.23
5. Wales: £85.29

Region Price for a full tank Price per litre
Yorkshire and the Humber £81.20 162.4 pence
London £81.82 163.64 pence
South West £81.72 163.43 pence
South East £81.98 163.96 pence
Wales £80.98 161.96 pence
Scotland £81.16 162.31 pence
West Midlands £81.88 163.76 pence
North West £81.51 163.02 pence
North East £81.13 162.25 pence
East of England £81.82 163.63 pence
Northern Ireland £81.40 162.79 pence
East Midlands £81.68 163.36 pence

How to offset the price of petrol by saving on your premiums

Danny Butler

Finder insurance expert Danny Butler explains
    Here are a few things you can do to try and reduce your car insurance premiums which will help offset some of the spiralling petrol costs:
    Firstly, if you drive a non-modified car in a lower insurance group, you will likely pay less insurance (in general, the lower the insurance group, the cheaper the cost of insurance).
    Secondly, if you are more economical in your car useage, this will reduce your premiums as the less time you spend on the road, the less chance you have of being involved in an accident – will reduce your overall risk to an insurer.
    Finally, whilst its out of your control, your age and location play a big part in the cost of your insurance so its important to be aware of this when it comes to your renewal.

Methodology

The numbers in this piece are based on data from Globalpetrolprices.com and Forecourt Trader for the UK as of November 2023. We estimated the size of a petrol tank and the average amount of miles that can be driven on a full tank based on multiple sources.

For all media enquiries, please contact

Matt Mckenna
UK communications manager
T: +44 20 8191 8806
matt.mckenna@finder.com@MichHutchison/in/matthewmckenna2

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