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Map: The cost of petrol around the world

Average cost for a tank of petrol around the world

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 £136 to fill up a tank – over double the global average (£65.22). Petrol prices in the United Kingdom are 54% more than the global average, costing on average £100.38 for a full tank.

The 5 most expensive countries

1. Hong Kong: £136
2. Norway: £122
3. Denmark: £120
4. Finland: £120
5. Iceland: £118

The 5 cheapest countries

1. Venezuela: £0.99
2. Libya: £1.43
3. Iran: £2.42
4. Syria: £13
5. Algeria: £14

On the other end of the spectrum, the cheapest country for petrol is Venezuela, where to fill up a 55L tank, would cost just under £1 (99 pence). This means you could potentially run a car 30,000 miles in Venezuela for the same price as running 300 miles in the UK. Search for your country in our table below to compare petrol prices around the world.

Country Average cost for a full tank Price per litre (£)
Hong Kong £135.91 £2.47
Norway £122.38 £2.23
Denmark £120.23 £2.19
Finland £119.85 £2.18
Iceland £117.76 £2.14
Greece £113.58 £2.07
Netherlands £111.71 £2.03
Central African Rep. £108.46 £1.97
Monaco £106.76 £1.94
Singapore £104.34 £1.90
Sweden £104.17 £1.89
Portugal £102.36 £1.86
United Kingdom £100.38 £1.83
Belgium £100.05 £1.82
Spain £99.94 £1.82
Estonia £99.94 £1.82
Switzerland £99.11 £1.80
Barbados £99.00 £1.80
France £99.00 £1.80
Liechtenstein £97.90 £1.78
Lithuania £97.13 £1.77
Latvia £96.75 £1.76
Austria £96.64 £1.76
Albania £95.43 £1.74
Israel £95.10 £1.73
Luxembourg £94.66 £1.72
Ireland £93.83 £1.71
New Zealand £93.56 £1.70
Italy £93.12 £1.69
Germany £91.91 £1.67
Uruguay £91.52 £1.66
Hungary £90.92 £1.65
San Marino £90.70 £1.65
Czech Republic £90.48 £1.65
Slovakia £89.76 £1.63
Croatia £86.68 £1.58
Laos £86.52 £1.57
Northern Macedonia £86.08 £1.57
Mayotte £85.36 £1.55
Cyprus £84.26 £1.53
Andorra £83.49 £1.52
Seychelles £82.56 £1.50
Romania £82.34 £1.50
Cape Verde £82.12 £1.49
Canada £80.96 £1.47
Moldova £80.74 £1.47
Poland £80.63 £1.47
Belize £79.97 £1.45
Serbia £79.53 £1.45
Wallis and Futuna £78.54 £1.43
Bosnia & Herz. £78.43 £1.43
Bulgaria £78.16 £1.42
Bahamas £77.55 £1.41
Montenegro £77.39 £1.41
Ukraine £77.11 £1.40
Mauritius £76.18 £1.39
Morocco £76.18 £1.39
Jamaica £76.12 £1.38
Jordan £75.41 £1.37
Cayman Islands £75.02 £1.36
Peru £74.97 £1.36
Slovenia £73.59 £1.34
Zimbabwe £73.37 £1.33
South Korea £72.93 £1.33
Aruba £72.77 £1.32
Turkey £72.49 £1.32
Philippines £70.40 £1.28
Costa Rica £70.29 £1.28
Cambodia £69.19 £1.26
Thailand £69.19 £1.26
Uganda £68.26 £1.24
Lesotho £68.04 £1.24
Zambia £66.99 £1.22
South Africa £66.99 £1.22
Curacao £66.39 £1.21
Saint Lucia £66.22 £1.20
Panama £65.73 £1.20
Honduras £65.67 £1.19
China £64.90 £1.18
Lebanon £64.79 £1.18
Puerto Rico £64.74 £1.18
Nepal £64.57 £1.17
Senegal £64.46 £1.17
Vietnam £64.46 £1.17
Brazil £64.13 £1.17
Rwanda £64.13 £1.17
Dominican Republic £63.86 £1.16
Paraguay £63.42 £1.15
Malta £63.20 £1.15
Fiji £63.09 £1.15
Chile £62.98 £1.15
Australia £62.48 £1.14
USA £62.15 £1.13
Nicaragua £62.04 £1.13
Sierra Leone £61.93 £1.13
Guatemala £61.49 £1.12
Kenya £61.49 £1.12
Guinea £61.44 £1.12
Malawi £61.27 £1.11
Burundi £60.89 £1.11
India £60.39 £1.10
Georgia £60.34 £1.10
Mozambique £59.07 £1.07
Liberia £58.69 £1.07
Ghana £58.30 £1.06
Tanzania £58.19 £1.06
Burma £57.97 £1.05
Sudan £57.48 £1.05
Namibia £57.48 £1.05
Dominica £57.31 £1.04
Cuba £57.09 £1.04
Sri Lanka £56.87 £1.03
Japan £56.16 £1.02
Mongolia £55.88 £1.02
Grenada £55.33 £1.01
Mali £55.22 £1.00
Guyana £55.11 £1.00
Swaziland £53.68 £0.98
Indonesia £53.63 £0.98
Bhutan £53.41 £0.97
Ivory Coast £53.24 £0.97
DR Congo £53.02 £0.96
Mexico £52.14 £0.95
Burkina Faso £51.81 £0.94
El Salvador £51.59 £0.94
Botswana £51.32 £0.93
Suriname £50.99 £0.93
United Arab Emirates £49.72 £0.90
Argentina £47.41 £0.86
Taiwan £47.19 £0.86
Cameroon £46.97 £0.85
Pakistan £46.70 £0.85
Madagascar £46.26 £0.84
Togo £45.27 £0.82
Trinidad & Tobago £44.99 £0.82
Gabon £43.73 £0.80
Benin £43.45 £0.79
Afghanistan £43.29 £0.79
Maldives £43.07 £0.78
Bangladesh £42.96 £0.78
Russia £40.81 £0.74
Uzbekistan £40.54 £0.74
Kyrgyzstan £37.62 £0.68
Tunisia £34.21 £0.62
Ethiopia £32.29 £0.59
Belarus £31.96 £0.58
Ecuador £30.53 £0.56
Oman £28.16 £0.51
Saudi Arabia £28.16 £0.51
Colombia £27.28 £0.50
Azerbaijan £26.68 £0.49
Haiti £26.13 £0.48
Qatar £26.13 £0.48
Bolivia £24.64 £0.45
Bahrain £24.04 £0.44
Egypt £23.60 £0.43
Iraq £23.27 £0.42
Kazakhstan £21.51 £0.39
Malaysia £21.01 £0.38
Turkmenistan £19.42 £0.35
Nigeria £18.87 £0.34
Angola £16.67 £0.30
Kuwait £15.51 £0.28
Algeria £14.19 £0.26
Syria £12.98 £0.24
Iran £2.42 £0.04
Libya £1.43 £0.03
Venezuela £0.99 £0.02
Global average £65.22 £1.19
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Average cost for a full tank of petrol in the UK

Region Price for a full tank Price per litre
Yorkshire and the Humber £101.77 185.04 pence
London £102.47 186.3 pence
South West £102.04 185.53 pence
South East £102.28 185.97 pence
Wales £101.63 184.79 pence
Scotland £102.22 185.86 pence
West Midlands £101.93 185.33 pence
North West £101.84 185.17 pence
North East £101.19 183.98 pence
East of England £101.86 185.2 pence
Northern Ireland £102.85 187 pence
East Midlands £101.66 184.84 pence

In the United Kingdom, the most expensive region for filling up your car is the North Ireland (£102.85). This is 38 pence more than second most expensive region, Londonand 57 pence more than South East who are third as the most expensive region. Scotland (£102.22) and South West (£102.04) make up the top 5 for most expensive regions for a full tank of petrol in the UK. The cheapest place for petrol on average is the North East, where it costs £101.19.

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

1. Northern Ireland: £102.85
2. London: £102.47
3. South East: £102.28
4. Scotland: £102.22
5. South West: £102.04

The 5 cheapest UK regions for a full tank of petrol

1. North East: £101.19
2. Wales: £101.63
3. East Midlands: £101.66
4. Yorkshire and the Humber: £101.77
5. North West: £101.84

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 April 2022. 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.

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Matt Mckenna
UK communications manager
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matt.mckenna@finder.com@MichHutchison/in/matthewmckenna2

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