1p a litre – the country with the world’s cheapest diesel

Diesel prices in Britain are the fourth most expensive on the planet, but there are countries where you could fill up and still get change from a pound coin

There was a touch of good news for motorists this week after two supermarkets cut petrol prices by 2p a litre and diesel prices by 1p but it was a rare ray of sunshine in a country where fuel prices have risen from 86.7p a litre in 2007 to 137.5p in August this year.

Of course, only around 50p of that actually goes on the petrol or diesel itself, with almost all the rest going in tax. And all that tax means the only countries in the world with higher diesel prices than Britain are Turkey (144p a litre), Italy (147p) and Norway (150p).

But even if there was no tax at all, British motorists would still be paying more than drivers in a whole host of countries, thanks to state subsidies elsewhere.

We take a look at the 10 cheapest places on Earth to fill up a diesel car, and how that relates to average incomes in the country:

Country
Cost of a litre of diesel
% of monthly income spent filling up
Venezuela
1p
0.3%
Iran
2p
0.6%
Saudi Arabia
5p
0.4%
Libya
10p
2.5%
Bahrain
10p
1.3%
Turkmenistan
13p
7.7%
Qatar
15p
0.6%
Kuwait
17p
1%
Yemen
19p
14.1%
Brunei
20p
1.3%
Research from Looking4Parking.com
 

Research from Looking4Parking.com