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Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country

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

Photograph by Heeb Photos/eStock Photo

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Price per gallon of premium gasoline: $5.46
Price change since last quarter: -5%
Most-expensive-gas rank: #42
Pain-at-the-pump rank: #51
<p>Canada is the world's sixth-biggest oil producer and has a higher income per person than the U.S. These stats add up to cheap gas and little pain at the pump. Only Americans and Kuwaitis use more gas per capita than Canadians.</p><p>Canada is the second-biggest country by land mass, after Russia, and is thinly populated. That makes for long transportation routes, with additional costs that trickle through the economy.</p><p>The Canadian government paid $2.19 billion to subsidize oil consumption in 2010. The average daily income is $141. The share of a day's wages needed to buy a gallon of gas is 3.9 percent.</p><p>Read more energy & sustainability news.</p>