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Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country

By Tom Randall - 2013-02-13T13:11:46Z

Photograph by SIME/eStock Photo

Company Symbol % Change
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM:US -0.02
Hess Corp HES:US -2.94
Chevron Corp CVX:US -0.55
ConocoPhillips COP:US -1.66
BP PLC BP/:LN -0.78
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South Africa

Price per gallon of gasoline: $5.06
Rank by most expensive gas: 41
Rank by pain at the pump: 11

South Africans do face pain at the pump, the 11th most overall, which is made worse by the amount they consume. With low per capita incomes and moderate gas use, South Africans are second only to Greeks in the share of their paychecks that goes to fueling up: 4.1 percent.

The average daily income is $21. The share of a day's wages needed to buy a gallon of gas is 24 percent.

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