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Top 10 Countries with Cheapest Gas

10 Countries with Cheapest Gas Prices in the World

by Roman on May 30, 2008

Have you noticed how everyone is talking about the high gas prices lately? Aren’t you fed up already? I am!

Talking about high gas prices seems to be the new national past time. A lot of people offline and even more online, are suddenly talking about how much they have to pay for gas.

There is also a growing number of people telling you that the current prices are nothing – you should see the gas prices in Europe! It’s true that the gas in Europe costs about $8 to $9 per gallon on average and even a bit more in some countries.

High prices make me feel bad.

If you know that it’s even worse somewhere else, it won’t make you happy. Just the opposite – It makes me feel even worse!

10 countries with cheapest gas

Today I am trying to make everyone a bit happier! Here is a list of 10 countries that have the cheapest gas prices in the world!

10. United Arab Emirates – $1.40/gallon or $0.37/liter

United Arab Emirates is a nice country to live in. In addition to having one of the cheapest gas prices in the world they are also the 4th rich country in the world.

Did you know that Ferrari Enzo takes a lot more gas than Toyota Prius? Thinking about it this way, makes it only logical to have super cheap gas for super rich people and there super expensive cars!

9. Egypt – $1.21/gallon or $0.32/litre

Starting from 1979 Egypt has gotten an average of $2.2 billion a year as foreign aid from the US. It’s only fair – the money to buy all that cheap gas has to come from somewhere! 😆

8. Bahrain – $1.02/gallon or 0.27/liter

This small island country has a total area of only 266 mi² (665 km²). If you decide to drive around the island you should know that this trip will be about 100 miles (161 km). So why not give the people gas with dirt cheap prices? How much gas do they need anyway? It’s not like there are some far away destinations you could drive to.

7. Qatar – $0.83/gallon or $0.22/litre

If you would be the government of this second richest country in the world you wouldn’t want the people to pay too much for gas. After all – they can get mad at you if they don’t have enough money to buy their second airplane! So of course, it makes sense to keep gas prices really low in Qatar.

6. Kuwait – $0.79/gallon or 0.21$/liter

It’s pretty much the same deal in Kuwait as in Qatar! But Kuwait is only the 4th richest country in the world, so it makes sense that gas in Kuwait is a bit cheaper than in Qatar! People in Kuwait probably can’t afford the prices Qatar has!

5. Saudi Arabia – $0.45/gallon or $0.12/litre

When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia visits foreign countries he usually goes with 6 planes – 1 for himself and his sons and another 5 for his closest friends. Everyone knows that planes consume a lot of fuel! Now if they would only lower the price a little bit they could afford to take with them that 7th personal Boeing 747.

4. Iran – $0.42/gallon or $0.11/liter

At current rate of production it is estimated that Iran will run out of oil in 74 years. They are trying to get rid of it faster by giving it away with really cheap prices.

3. Nigeria – $0.38/gallon or $0.10/litre

Nigeria has the 10th largest oil reserves in the world. They also have about 150 million people and a history of violence. Mix this with a government that is corrupt and want to keep the money they get from selling oil to other countries for more than $4/gallon (about $1.1/liter) it makes sense that they keep the local prices down. You don’t want to make the people mad, overthrow the government and kill everyone they don’t like! You can’t use the money after you die, can you?

2. Turkmenistan – $0.30/gallon or $0.08/liter

Turkmenistan is by far the coolest country on the list. Until December 2006 it was ruled by president for life Saparmurat_Niyazov. Some cool things he has done:

  • Officially named the months of the year after his family members
  • Won a “democratic election” with 99.9% of the votes!
  • Closed down all rural libraries – “Ordinary Turkmenistan people don’t read books”

1. Venezuela – $0.19/gallon or 0.05$/litre

Venezuela is run by president Hugo Chavez – a quite well known guy for those who are following international politics. He is a lot into socialism. This includes having the state take control of privately held companies and doing pretty much whatever he thinks helps his people to have a better life.  The nice thing is that when he does something major he always asks the opinion of the people! If you had to vote would you rather choose high or low gas prices?

Take a road trip

Next time you are going on a road trip consider these countries. Cheap prices and guaranteed experiences!

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Veronica July 22, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Gas in Venezuela was cheap way before Chavez too power. He has nothing to do with the cheap gas prices. We are just lucky enough to have a ready supply of oil and gasoline. I would do some research before you go give credit to a guy that has managed to ruin such a beautiful country. He’s a sociopath, a megalomaniac, a liar and a killer. Sometimes some good things like low gas prices cannot make up for the fact that the rest of the country lies in ruins. Just ask anyone in what remains of the middle class or the 70% of the population that lives under poverty level if they rather have cheap gas or be able to buy something as basic as milk, eggs or bread. Those who work for Chavez keep getting richer and the rest must suffer. Take it from someone whose life was ruined by this man.

JOrge Belloso July 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I think you should keep those ignorant comments to yourself! Hugo Chavez is a great leader and the people of Venezuelalove him. Which is why Venezuela is one of the best countries in the world. Venezuela owes it´s cheap gas prices and well-being to the great revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez, who cares more about his people then any other leader in the world!

Hugo melambes elpajarito August 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Jorge Belloso is a comunist… he should be spayed…

Emily March 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

Chavez is a DICTATOR, just as All Islamic Countries. I’m in Belief he is Muslim and sleeping with the Islamic Terrorists. He’ll go down in History as a Muderous Dictator.

Adrianna April 16, 2012 at 4:53 am

Just because he’s a dictator doesn’t make him a muslim. I hate people who are so ignorant. I swear you people have to be taught tha not muslims are terrorist. The definition of terrorist is someone who uses terror as an act of coercion this makes america the a terrorist country killing thousand of people in afghanistan and iraq. So please educate yourself before making stupid and wild accusations. Thank you very much.
By the way I’m not muslim so I’m not biased towards muslim or anything

adam October 3, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I think you forgot one country, LIBYA WITH 0.14$/LITRE

Roman October 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

It’s a bit strange – I cant find any info on the gas prices in Libya…

Hey Roman November 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Singapore might be the most expensive gas prices in the world as it does not have any oil reserve!!! It lacks of natural resources as it is a tiny tiny country. I live in Singapore and I know it

adam October 3, 2008 at 10:35 pm

It’s hard to find info about libya , keep in mind
Libya holds the largest oil reserves in Africa and the ninth largest oil reserves in the world with 41.5 billion barrels

Talal October 10, 2008 at 9:42 am

Dude, people in kuwait can too afford gas in qatar!

Roman October 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm

😀 The sentence “People in Kuwait probably can’t afford the prices Qatar has!” should be taken with a touch of irony 😎

adam October 13, 2008 at 10:09 am

i think you should libya in there dude, the gas there is cheaper tha kuwait

Mohammed November 5, 2008 at 6:53 pm

what is the gas price in term of QR per KW ?

Mohammed November 6, 2008 at 8:10 am

tou should update the qatar gas price because it. now 0.164 per liter deliverd to the site

Mohammed November 6, 2008 at 8:12 am

the Gas peice in Qatar is 0.164 USD per liter so update your data please

ausaaf August 25, 2009 at 5:53 am

whats the gas price of India………..

Uncle B August 26, 2009 at 11:35 am

Canadians pay through the nose for gasoline, today,08/01/09, 98.9 cents a liter in Toronto Canada, but we get totally free medical care and schooling to grade 12, Unemployment insurance, old age pensions, disability pensions, and much much more! and “no-Fault” car insurance! Beat that Chavez! We are social democrats, led by a Conservative government, crippled by a Liberal/socialist/separatist coalition! Just what every country needs! A government that is very attentive to every little voice just to stay in power! We like it fine! We are astoundingly multi-cultural, officially bi-lingual, and every color of the rainbow! We have inter-racial marriages and kind of like them, huge parties celebrating each others cultures, and even have “Gay” parades – lots of fun1 no discrimination, a “United Nations of folk, all happy to be part of Canada! We are snow-bound half the year, so we do get together!

Joe September 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm

i live in a country where gasoline is free of charge. don’t believe me?

Roman September 3, 2009 at 1:28 am

No I don’t!

michael September 8, 2009 at 10:13 am

you need to update the nigeria price

Nancy November 20, 2009 at 7:12 am

In Malawi, we pay about $1.43/litre of fuel. How nice!

Jonathan Raneses November 26, 2009 at 6:12 pm

haahah where do u get all of these information…..is this even true? 🙂

Roman November 27, 2009 at 8:00 am

Hi Jonathan!
If I remember correctly the information is from Wikipedia, so yes it is correct!
Thanks for being an active commenter!
People like you give me strength to continue this website!

Uncle B November 27, 2009 at 7:18 am

Read the other day, the American military cost for a gallon of gasoline in Afghanistan – $400.00 U.S. gallon! Guess why the oil companies love war!

Roman November 27, 2009 at 8:01 am

They have to pay 400 dollars for 1 gallon of gas????
Am I misunderstanding something?

John December 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

Please you need to check the nigerian price again cos we pay close to $0.45 per litre

Vene January 4, 2010 at 1:03 am

Veronica is 100% right about Chavez. He is the worst president we’ve ever had, and the price of gas has always been low here, we dont have to thank him for that.

Car Insurance Phi January 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

It’d be equally interesting to see a list of “10 Countries with the Most Expensive Gas in the World.”

philip July 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Diesel 1.45 euro a lt, jumped 20 cents sence the troubles in Lybia 2011




Omar June 12, 2010 at 3:58 am

It is a shame that we have a very cheap gas prices in Saudi 0.42 cent a gallon but we have little rain and little underground water. Every time we dig the ground looking for water we get this stupid oil coming out, it is everywhere and we can not stop it or farm. We can not find water.

your mom June 12, 2010 at 12:21 pm

dude you are really stupid , i used to live in saudi arabia, yeah it doesnt rain often but what is the problem with that? there is the sea water which they filter , dumb ass.

Sumant September 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm

@Omar Hahaha…that was funny dude..dig for water but you get this “stupid” oil…other people would wish exactly that for their countries.

Dawood September 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

You are doing a great job but I am now finding it difficult to swallow some of your “facts” hook-line-and-sinker. I live in Nigeria and I know that the official gas price is Sixty-five Nigerian Naira (about US$0.40) per litre. At the road-side unofficial outlets, it is N100 (US$0.62). During scarcities which are frequent, it can go as high as N250 (US$1.56). It was even worse as at the date of your article because the present President has reduced the prices.

Ali October 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I loved your topic, but except for Egypt one since the information is somehow not the cause. Egypt is actually getting almost all of a US aid, as military parts, and those increased several times during last decades, so for instance, instead of Egypt getting 5 military air crafts for $2 billion or something, in 1979, they may be getting 4 of them in 80s, 3 of them in 90s, 2 in nowadays costs. So what I want to say, it has nothing to do with oil prices. However, the thing is Egypt (AFAIK) produce nearly 1 million barrels of oil daily, consumed locally (I don’t have a clue if they export, or, have a big export of oil) . So, basically they don’t have to pay to get oil. Secondly, for natural gas, Egypt is one of major natural gas exporters and has some huge reserve, with further reserves not put into production yet, so don’t be surprised if you found Natural Gas prices are even more dirt cheap.

Josh January 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Check your facts. Nigeria was paying $0.35/liter of gasoline before the government increased it to $0.93/liter.

Fuel Briquetting June 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Gas in Venezuela was inexpensive way before Chavez too energy. He has nothing to do with the inexpensive gas costs. We are just fortunate enough to have a prepared provide of oil and petrol.

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