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Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country

By Tom Randall - 2012-08-13T22:00:03Z

Photograph by SIME/eStock Photo

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Japan

Price per gallon of premium gasoline: $7.15
Price change since last quarter: -5.7%
Most-expensive-gas rank: #18
Pain-at-the-pump rank: #46
<p>Japan's long-held national gasoline tax helped the country's carmakers take an early lead in developing fuel-efficient vehicles.</p><p>The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami last year contributed to higher gas prices. Still, the average daily income is $128, and the share of a day's wages needed to buy a gallon of gas is just 5.6 percent.</p><p>Read more energy & sustainability news.</p>

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