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:
Research from Looking4Parking.com