When I got gasoline for my car today I had to pay equivalent to 8.56 dollars per gallon for it.
I think gas prices are way too high and I often see in this forum that americans in particular complain about the high gas prices.
I also listen to Coast to coast am and they often talk about that gas prices in America soon will be 5 dollars/gallon and they all think it's terrible.
To give you some perspective on things I recalculated my gas price that I paid today into dollars and gallons ( in Sweden we use liters and swedish kronor).
The price we pay is 8.56 dollars/gallon.
This is the price in a modern european country.
If you americans think you have it bad now, get ready for things to come.
If gas providers get away with that pricing here at this very day - I think it's just a matter of time until you too will eventually reach these levels of gas pricing.
Despite what americans think about their gas price - fact is that you get it cheap compared to many others around the world. Even compared to most in other modern, western countries.
So swedes makes so much money that they can afford to pay those prices you think?
I make about 3000 dollars/month after income taxes are paid and are supposed to get by with a gas price at 8.56 dollars/gallon.
I might be paid slighly below the average swede (I don't have a fancy job, but I'm honestly just glad to have a job at all these days) but I don't think the average swede makes more then maybe 3500-4000 dollars/month after tax.
I have no idea what the average american gets paid, but I suspect it is more then that.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that means you generally earn more and pay less for gas then I do.
I'm glad you get away with it, I just thought I'd put your gas price in perspective for you, and prepare you to what to maybe expect in the future.