Jamie and I often wonder how Aussies can afford to pay for daily life. Taxes are high. Home prices are sky high. Dining out is outrageously expensive. South Australia’s electricity rates are said to be the highest in the world. Cars are unaffordable. And gasoline is through the roof.
I thought our Aussie friends would like to see what gasoline (or “petrol,” as they would say) costs here in Texas. Today’s price at Sam’s Club here in McKinney is $1.64 per gallon. When we left South Oz the price of petrol was $1.28 per liter.
There are 3.79 liters per gallon. So the equivalent price would be $4.85 per gallon. Factor in the currency exchange rate and we come to a price of $3.40 per gallon.
For God’s sake, man, even those poor devils who live in tax-crazed California gas only pay $3.25 per gallon.