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Price per gallon of gasoline: $6.70
Rank by most expensive gas: 32
Rank by pain at the pump: 49
Japan's long-standing national gasoline tax helped the country's carmakers take an early lead in developing fuel-efficient vehicles.
The average daily income is $129, and the share of a day's wages needed to buy a gallon of gas is 5.2 percent. Despite the country's small size and dense urban populations, Japanese consume about a third more gas per capita than the average.
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