Vancouver has the highest gas prices in North American history today, with expectations of higher prices this week. With the price high across the province of BC, here is a little sprinkle of optimism – there are countries that have it much worse. Here at the top 5 most expensive countries to get gas:


Netherlands: $2.50/litre

Image: (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)


No wonder this country is famous for it’s bikes and cyclist commuters, gasoline here is among the highest in all of Europe.



Monaco: $2.54/litre

Image: Wikipedia Commons


Imagine how expensive it would be to drive your boat around the coast when the cost of gas is that high…



Norway: $2.56/litre

Image: Pixabay, AlexvonGutthenbach-Lindau


On a per capita basis, Norway is the largest producer of oil and gas outside of the middle east. So why is gas so expensive? Taxes.



Hong Kong: $2.68/litre

Image: Wikipedia


On top of taxes to try and control pollution, in previous years it has been the most expensive country in the world for gasoline.



Iceland: $2.72/litre

FILE – (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)


The country also heavily taxes fossil fuels, because it is so rich in renewable energy sources. 99.99% of it’s electricity demands are met with hydropower, geothermal, and wind power.



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